MISA is a learning systems engineering method. It was built and tested, and is now available in version 2.0. The method, which applies cognitive sciences principles to pedagogical design, aims to produce a learning system which is characterized by : a knowledge model, that is to say the learning objects ; a pedagogical model, which specifies learning and training processes or scenarios ; a media model, which defines pedagogical material and technological infrastructures that support learning.
The method was tested in various organizations such as the Bank of Montreal Learning Institute (Toronto). It received very positive acknowledgment by an expert in this field. Although intended for general use, the method was subsequently adapted according to the needs expressed during validation, so as to better support telelearning or computerized self-training environments design.
MISA is related to the HyperGuides project.