Sure, you’ve got a training need—but the format? When you’re faced with choosing a training method, here are tips on deciding direction. Picking the Right Method for Your Next Training Project Matching Training Format to Training Need How do you fit the training format to the training need? Does a topic work better as in-person, instructor-led training; as an instructor-led webinar; as online, self-directed elearning? When choosing a training method,[…]READ MORE about Choosing a Training Method: 3 Things to Consider
Is your training working? How do you know? Here’s guidance on evaluating your workplace training and ensuring training effectiveness. Evaluating Your Workplace Training How often have you wanted to know whether your training program makes a difference? You might be a training program manager, or perhaps a trainer or instructional designer. If you’re attempting to change behavior, you need to know whether your efforts are working. And the way to[…]READ MORE about 3 Essential Elements for Evaluating Training Effectiveness
Your subject matter expert can be a great training resource. Here’s how to set your SME up for success when delivering training. Do SMEs Make Good Trainers? How many trainers have started out as subject matter experts? Often, recruiting a subject matter expert (SME) to become a trainer is the easiest move a training manager can make. Who would make a better trainer than someone who’s already an expert? Being[…]READ MORE about Do SMEs Make Good Trainers?
You’ve likely taken training with a video component. But is it worth the effort or dollars to incorporate it into your own training program? Here’s what the research says about using video in training, and a few tips on how to get started. So, I’m Thinking about Using Video in My Training Perfect. It’s a great time to start. Tools for developing video are sophisticated and mature. They are also[…]READ MORE about Using Video in Training: Should You or Shouldn’t You?
Organizations are finding that microlearning creates effective training more quickly and less expensively than traditional courses. Is microlearning right for you? Here are a few points to consider. Microlearning: Is it a Good Fit for Your Training Program? You might have heard about microlearning. It’s the idea that training is best delivered through targeted, short (no more than ten-minute) instructional segments, usually online. What’s more, several organizations have found that a[…]READ MORE about Microlearning—Is it a Good Fit for Your Training Program?
If 2017 went by too quickly for you, here’s your chance to catch up on some reading. Below are our recommended learning and development articles from the past 12 months, including thought-provoking or simply fun articles related to the field. Did you have a favorite L&D post from 2017? Let us know! Recommended Learning and Development Articles from Our Senior Learning Architect Are you a Learning Dispatch newsletter subscriber? A favorite newsletter feature[…]READ MORE about The Year in Learning—89 Hand-Picked L&D-Related Articles from 2017
Are you a Learning Dispatch newsletter subscriber? A favorite newsletter feature is “This Month in Learning.” In it, Senior Learning Architect Kevin Gumienny links to 5-10 articles from various disciplines related to learning and development. Here are Kevin’s top 2017 learning and development articles culled from the 80+ mentioned throughout the year. If you missed them, subscribe to the Learning Dispatch newsletter today for learning updates throughout the year! NOTE: The[…]READ MORE about The Year in Learning—Top Learning and Development Articles from 2017
Communal Learning, Online and In Person Earlier this year, I attended the 2017 CSUN Assistive Technology Conference. While there, I tweeted fairly consistently (@keving789), and our company Twitter account (@microassist) was pretty active. I wrote a blog post (see above) on what CSUN tells us about how accessibility and elearning work together, and in March, wrote a commentary for Mealey’s Litigation Report on what the conference had to say about[…]READ MORE about Communal Learning, Online and In Person
The Importance of Having a Graphic Designer on your Learning Development Team Do I need a graphic designer on my learning development team? Yes. Generally, I prefer to weigh the sides of an issue and make a carefully nuanced decision; but when it comes down to it, you need a graphic designer on your team. Of the information transmitted to the brain, 90% is visual. Articles with images get 94%[…]READ MORE about Graphic Designers: Do You Need One on Your Learning Development Team?
What Does a Subject Matter Expert Do, Anyway? SMEs May or May Not Be Instructors Subject matter expertise can be part and parcel of instructing. A K-12 teacher is both an instructor and an expert in their subject (like fifth-grade math); a college professor is often a subject matter expert (SME) first (researcher in genetics) and a teacher second; corporate trainers often spend years in the field and then transition[…]READ MORE about The SME Role in Course Development