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Essentials of Facilitating Impactful Software Training

Apply best practices of software training.

Tell the story of your software so that your learners care about the application they are about to learn.

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Credits: CEU 0.45 MORE
Level: Foundational
Role(s): Instructional Designer More
Language(s): English

Pricing

$545
Member
$745
Non-member
Course Info

This course provides a formula for a more effective way of teaching software that is motivating, memorable, efficient, and engaging. Take a deep dive into instructional strategies specific to software training. Adopt techniques for successful software instruction using a careful combination of context, documentation, examples, and analysis within your training design.

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This course provides a formula for a more effective way of teaching software that is motivating, memorable, efficient, and engaging. Take a deep dive into instructional strategies specific to software training. Adopt techniques for successful software instruction using a careful combination of context, documentation, examples, and analysis within your training design.

Go beyond simply providing solitary classroom activities and learn to create social exercises that provide a deeper understanding of the features of the software. Bring a project of your own that you can use to apply the concepts taught throughout the course. Read Less

What You Will Learn
  • Apply best practices of teaching specialized software applications.
  • Identify the new role of the instructor for software training courses.
  • Assess the current state of your software training.
  • Create documentation that is useful to learners within and outside the session.
  • Describe the story of your software to create more motivating instruction.
  • Develop interactive social software exercises that support deeper learning and understanding.
  • Use context, documentation, examples, and analysis within your software training to facilitate learning and develop key skills.
Essential Topics INSIGHT

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The Essentials Series

ATD’s Essentials Series Annual Pass offers a flexible and affordable way to increase your performance via interactive, online learning taught by the industry’s leading subject matter experts.

PROGRAM TOPICS
Topic 1 - The New Software Classroom
Challenges of Software Training
The Status Quo Classroom
The New Software Classroom
From Instructor to Troubleshooter
Software Training Self-Assessment
Topic 2 - Nuts and Bolts of Development
Telling the Software’s Story
Learner Motivation and Context
Documentation Best Practices
Topic 3 - From Nuts and Bolts to the Final Product
Beyond Point-and-Click Exercises
Exercise Examples and Templates
Challenges and Solutions
Real-World Applications
Software Teaching Job Aids
Who Should Attend

This program is for learning professionals who want to create and deliver instructor-led (virtual and classroom) software training with impact. Instructional designers, trainers, IT specialists, or organization development professionals who teach specialized software (such as financial software, customer service software, engineering software, or supply chain software) and are ready to learn a new approach to teaching software will benefit. If you are ready to break out of the status quo of teaching software, this program is for you.

ATD Education programs are designed primarily for learning professionals—trainers, instructional designers, and organizational development practitioners—but also greatly benefit anyone within an organization who is responsible for developing others, from managers to human resources specialists.

Level: Foundational
Roles: Instructional Designer, Trainer
Language: English
What Our Participants Are Saying
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Dustin Staiger

"My involvement in ATD has given me guidance in a dynamically changing market, while making me more valuable to my organization. Joining ATD has literally been a career-defining decision for me."

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Jane Loda

"I can rely on ATD to present material that is very well constructed, timely, content-rich, and relevant to the challenges workplace learning professionals face every day."

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Cindy Lam

"ATD is an organization dedicated to talent development - with their research and expertise, I trust that their programs can give me what I am looking for to implement within my organization."

Facilitators
Sarah Wakefield
Dates & Locations
  • Oct 15-17, 2019
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Things To Know

ATTENDANCE

Face-to-Face Courses
Participation in all originally scheduled days of the program is mandatory in order to receive the certificate of completion and CEUs. Participants who miss more than two hours of the entire program will not be eligible to receive the certificate. Participants who fulfill the attendance requirement will receive a certificate at the end of the program.

Online Courses
Participation in all online sessions at their currently scheduled day and time is mandatory to receive a completion certificate and any applicable credits.

ATD requires active participation through the program to receive credit for the class. Active participation includes, but is not limited to, participating in virtual classroom activities, discussions, breakout sessions, and intersession work. Please note that using a tablet or mobile device severely limits your ability to fully and actively participate.

For programs with five or more sessions, one missed live session can be made up by listening to the session recording in full. Participants who miss more than one live session will not be eligible to receive the certificate. For programs with four or fewer sessions, attendance at all live sessions is required to receive a certificate. If you meet the eligibility requirements, a certificate will be issued to you through the ATD Learning Portal at the end of the program. All sessions will be recorded and available for participants to review throughout the program for your reference.

CREDITS

4.5 Learning Hours

0.45 CEUs awarded

Up to 4.5 APTD Recertification Points through the ATD Certification Institute.

Up to 4.5 CPLP Recertification Points through the ATD Certification Institute.

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  • Access pre-work assignments.
  • View any technical requirements.
  • Review logistical information.

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