So you need to train someone to do something. What are your options? There are several different training methods and a number of variations on each. Essentially, I usually group them in three areas: instructor-led training, webinars, and elearning. Under instructor-led, we can place the standard classroom learning environment. There’s an instructor, with students in the room with the instructor. The instructor can be the classic sage-on-the-stage, or the moreREAD MORE about Learning Fundamentals: Which Training Methods Work Best?
The Learning Dispatch
Resources from the Microassist Learning and Development Team We’re always on the lookout for current information and resources for improving our curriculum and elearning development skills and knowledge. But why keep what we find a secret? Below is a collection of learning and development resources from our learning design team. UPDATE: You may also be interested in the learning and development resources we mentioned during one of our 2017 webinars.READ MORE about Learning and Development Resources
Heather Poggi-Mannis, Microassist’s information security training product manager, attended the ACLU Privacy and Technology conference at the AT&T Conference Center at the University of Texas Austin. The purpose of the conference was to start conversations about privacy, how technology can be used to violate it and what is being done to protect privacy rights. Morning Keynote: Dr. Chris Soghoian, Principal Technologist and Senior Policy Analyst, ACLU: What Keeps You UpREAD MORE about Notes from the ACLU Privacy & Technology Conference
For years, law enforcement was criticized for being a closed and unapproachable society. Studies showed that too often police officials took a “we know what the priorities for public safety need to be better than the community does” approach. It was repeatedly demonstrated that a stunning misalignment existed between agency perceptions of citizen concerns, and actual citizen concerns. The take away for us was that positive and regular interaction withREAD MORE about Improving Online Communication Strategy
Traditional Training Has a Lot of Peripheral Costs but Failure to Train = Catastrophic Liability As an agency head, I was constantly coping with the ebb and flow of funding. Sadly, the latter years saw more ebbing than flowing. Budget reductions and unanticipated shortfalls necessitated a relentless cycle of reprioritization, force reductions, equipment replacement, schedule modifications, reductions in services, deferred purchases, consolidations, and all the other things that executives doREAD MORE about Dilemma: Training in an Era of Budget Constraint
Law Enforcement Outreach Training to Deal with Community Tensions As a veteran of law enforcement for more than three decades, I am troubled by recent events that suggest a chasm between law enforcement agencies and communities. I am also troubled when I speak to colleagues who dismiss nontraditional methods – like internet-based outreach – for bridging those social chasms. Especially in light of the fact that these methods work incrediblyREAD MORE about Law Enforcement Outreach Training to Deal with Community Tensions
Adib Masumian from our elearning group got Kevin Gumienny, Senior Learning Architect at Microassist, to sit down for an interview on his job. In this segment, Kevin gives us his opinion on what the most challenging thing about being an instructional designer is. This segment is the third in an ongoing series of interviews that we are conducting with Kevin. Stay tuned for more! Q: What is the most challenging thingREAD MORE about Kevin Gumienny: Most Challenging Thing About Being an Instructional Designer
Adib Masumian from our elearning group got Kevin Gumienny, Senior Learning Architect at Microassist, to sit down for an interview on his job. In this segment, Kevin gives us his opinion on what the best thing about being an instructional designer is. This segment is the second in an ongoing series of interviews that we are conducting with Kevin. Stay tuned for more! Q: What is the best thing aboutREAD MORE about Kevin Gumienny: The Best Thing About Being an Instructional Designer
Adib Masumian from our elearning group got Kevin Gumienny, Senior Learning Architect at Microassist, to sit down for an interview on his job. In this segment, Kevin gives us the rundown of what being an instructional designer is all about. This segment is the first in a series of interviews we are conducting with Kevin. Stay tuned for more! Q: What does an Instructional Designer Do? Kevin Gumienny: Well I think theREAD MORE about Kevin Gumienny: What Does An Instructional Designer Do? [Video]
Adib Masumian from our elearning group got Kelly Rossi, project manager extraordinaire, to sit down for an interview on her job. In this segment, Kelly talks about special considerations a project manager should make when managing elearning projects. This is the eighth and final segment of a series of interviews that we conducted with Kelly. Q: What are some special considerations when managing elearning projects? Kelly Rossi: I would sayREAD MORE about Kelly Rossi: Special Considerations When Managing Elearning Projects?