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Preparing Workers for Information-Processing Skills

ATD Staff | April 04, 2016 | Podcast

Justin Brusino, community manager for the Science of Learning, talks with research and analyst Patti Shank about the March 2016 One Minute, One Question survey that looked at how L&D prepares workers for information-processing skills in today’s modern tech-rich workplace.

Understanding International Talent Trends Key to Succeeding in the Global Economy

Maria Ho | October 26, 2015 | Article

Global Trends ATD publishes its first truly global study on the state of talent development. The published research, Global Trends in Talent Development, offers comparisons along key metrics across regions (Asia-Pacific; Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA); North America; and Latin America). 

Science of Learning 101: Are We Doing the Right Things?

Patti Shank | June 15, 2015 | Article

continuous learningCurrently, corporate learning and development (L&D) is still skewed heavily toward building courses and content, but this approach is not really in sync with the exponential rate of knowledge change and today’s knowledge-heavy work processes—or the instructional piece work L&D provides.  Consequently, L&D is dangerously close to becoming irrelevant in many organizations.  

Building an Innovative People-Driven Organization

Ruth Palombo Weiss | May 13, 2015 | Article

people-drivenAs the top challenge for 2015, a report put out by the Conference Board notes CEOs view human capital in all its forms—from dynamic leadership to a skilled workforce cadre—as the primary fuel that will drive the engines of growth within their organizations. Rebecca Ray, co-author of Creating Opportunity Out of Adversity: Building Initiative has found that over the years people have done a variety of things to address different aspects of business. 

The Science of Learning in Action: 7 Insights From Real Data

Alice Kim, Carol Leaman | May 07, 2015 | Webcast

Many organizations around the world are starting to apply the principles of brain research to their learning environments. On May 7, join Carol Leaman and Alice Kim as they leverage real learning data to determine what kind of effect is this having on behavior and, ultimately, performance.

Science of Learning 101: Can We Really Assess Learning?

Patti Shank | February 06, 2015 | Article

This is the second post of the Science of Learning 101 series. This month, Patti Shank delves into assessing learning experiences. 

Use It or Lose It

Art Kohn | January 28, 2015 | Article

The neuroscience of learning, retention, and transfer.

Fearless Instructional Design: Learning From the Imagination of Jim Henson

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Michelle Lentz | January 16, 2015 | Video

Too often, instructional designers end up trapped in their boxes of theory. Sometimes we need to open that box and peer outside to glean ideas and inspiration from sources outside our industry. Jim Henson started working as a puppeteer in 1954, long before many of us considered corporate instructional design (ID) as a career. Yet, Jim Henson applied many of the core ideas from ID in his imaginative work. Viewing our own theories and ideas used in different ways is a great way to help inspire us to think of new and fearless ideas. We will cover Henson's use of storyboarding, storytelling, iteration, templates, and more, and bring it back to practical uses in instructional design. We'll get creative, discussing how construction of a Muppet can translate to construction of a course. Also, this session is fun. There might even be a Muppet.

Using High Tech to Develop High-Touch Skills

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Janice Burns | January 15, 2015 | Video

Your organization has invested in enough high-tech and no-tech learning assets to fill a catalog. You understand the math. It's all about 70-20-10 and you want to do more with technology to drive all three. How do you select and leverage the right assets, not only to save time and money, but also drive better learning outcomes and performance? It's not enough to just assemble the right parts and pieces, you want to gain support and sustain it as well. During this session, the speaker will help you identify the right blend of technologies to bring formal and informal learning together. You'll learn how to create a visual snapshot of a high-tech, high-touch development program and receive a template to present your program in a compelling way. You will leave with ideas, insights, and tools to use with social media, mobile support, games, and simulations to sustain learning, so your organization gets the most out of its training dollars, and your learners get what they want. You will understand how you can use high-tech to assess gaps in high-touch skills and learn new approaches to design personalized development programs to address those gaps. Determine how technology can help you gain buy-in and commitment from key stakeholders to achieve measurable results. Basic knowledge of 70-20-10 or formal and informal learning components will maximize the dialogue and learning in this session.

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