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Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Here’s a question that’s sure to make any proficient training designer cringe: “Can you just quickly throw together a PowerPoint?” Sure, we could take your content and organize it into a...
Friday, January 10, 2020
When I interviewed for my current position they asked me all sorts of questions about my experience with Instructional Design, Performance Support, ELearning projects, and general learning...
Friday, January 3, 2020
Happy New Year All. Hope everyone had a fun and safe celebration. Based on responses from last week’s post I will be revisiting a few training development topics from 2019 during 2020, and...
Friday, December 27, 2019
With 2020 approaching I want to say THANKS to all of you who read, commented, or otherwise engaged over the last 7 months since I revived these discussions. The graphic here shows every...
Friday, December 20, 2019
As much of the world celebrates the Christmas Season, I hope all of you out there are experiencing some amount of joy whether it is from your work, your home life, or even a particularly...
ATD Links
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Just as advertisers “advertain,” trainers can use entertainment to boost engagement.
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Your essential guide to designing successful training programs.If you’re an experienced trainer, training manager, content designer, or curriculum developer, Technical Training Basics will...
Friday, December 6, 2019
As someone used to rapid development and being active, this past week has been an interesting experience because an injured ankle has forced me to walk slowly with a cane. I must be very...
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Monday, November 25, 2019
In a full day (or longer) classroom training, breakout groups enable participants to immediately apply what they’ve learned, creating a learner centered classroom and allowing space for...
Friday, November 15, 2019
What is the difference between some training and therapy? A few months back someone posted about a circumstance where a training was appropriately turned into a counseling session for a...
Friday, November 8, 2019
As someone who has moaned and wailed (sometimes literally) about the evils of bullet points (particularly in PowerPoint presentations), it is an odd dichotomy that I have always liked lists...
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Dear Tim, I’ve been working in the world of L&D for a few years, focused mostly on designing and facilitating new employee onboarding and training for entry-level employees. However, I’ve...
Thursday, October 24, 2019
I recently attended a conference solely focused on gamification in learning. As a custom e-learning development firm, we’re always interested in how organizations engage with learners. We...
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Leveraging video in your online learning programs is about more than just lights, camera, action. You need to consider the type of experience you’re trying to deliver and how a video module...
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Dear Tim, I am a facilitator teaching courses within a limited timeframe. I rarely have the time to explore content outside the prescribed curriculum. However, I’m often challenged with...
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
When it comes to delivering training on interpersonal communication, conflict management, or customer service, at some point it's likely you'll incorporate role play into your program to...
Thursday, September 26, 2019
I have always loved learning new things (particularly about Instructional Design), and I like to think I am receptive to new ideas. Like most people, when I have something programmed into...
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Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Onboarding is often misconstrued. Many companies see it as a one-day encounter with a Human Resources representative who overloads new hires with policies, standards, and procedures. In...
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