Last month, I discussed choosing a training method. In that commentary, I suggested that you choose a method that would be effective. This month, we take a quick look at what “effective” means, and one approach to creating training that gets the job done. To Develop Effective Training, Start at the Beginning What does it mean for training to be effective? I’ve recently finished Cathy Moore’s Map It: The Hands-OnREAD MORE about 3 Keys to Creating Effective Training
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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 toREAD MORE about 3 Essential Elements for Evaluating Training Effectiveness
Of course elearning needs sound! Or does it? Here are some ways to build elearning without audio. Need creative help in developing your elearning course? Contact us to learn more about our elearning development services. Creating Engaging—but Silent—Learning Courses Who doesn’t love audio narration in elearning? Yet audio can be difficult, for both the learner and the training program. Learners need to have an environment where they can play theREAD MORE about Designing Elearning without Audio
Few fields fully embrace the need to address people with disabilities—learning included. But why is meeting the needs of diverse learners important, anyway? Need to make sure you’re meeting the needs of all your learners? Contact us to talk about how your next elearning project can be developed with accessibility in mind. A Call for Raising the Bar for Meeting Learners’ Needs I recently returned from the 33rd CSUN AssistiveREAD MORE about Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners
Making elearning accessible is the right thing to do. It’s also often a project requirement. Senior Learning Architect Kevin Gumienny shares conference insights from CSUN ATC 2018 on how to include accessibility in your elearning development process. He’ll introduce using pattern libraries for accessible elearning development, explaining how they can make your development process more efficient. CSUN Session Takeaways for Developing Accessible Elearning The 33rd California State University, Northridge Assistive Technology ConferenceREAD MORE about Using Pattern Libraries for Accessible Elearning: Insights from CSUN 2018
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? BeingREAD MORE about Do SMEs Make Good Trainers?
Interview with Microassist’s senior learning architect Kevin Gumienny and instructional designer Brandon Winston on what it takes to convert classroom training to elearning. Topics covered include: What is elearning? Advantages of elearning over classroom training How to make sure you create effective elearning when converting from classroom training How long does it take to create elearning? How much does it cost? How effective is using elearning vs instructor-led training? READ MORE about Converting Classroom Training to Elearning
Accessibility can be huge, and it can be overwhelming if you’re just starting….Where do I start? Well, the answer is you just start wherever you can. Being partially accessible is better than not being accessible at all.” – Kevin Gumienny on getting started with accessible elearning A few days after returning to Austin from the 2018 CSUN Assistive Technology Conference in San Diego, Microassist colleagues Vivian Cullipher, content specialist, and Kevin Gumienny, seniorREAD MORE about Getting Started with Accessible Elearning (and 2018 CSUN Assistive Technology Conference Takeaways)
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 alsoREAD MORE about Using Video in Training: Should You or Shouldn’t You?