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ADDIE infographicThe ADDIE Model Infographic

by Obsidian Learning - Although there are many different models and methodologies for the creation of training materials in the eLearning world, the ADDIE model is, undoubtedly, the most popular of all. If you are a veteran, you certainly know what ADDIE is and how to create in line with that model, and I doubt I will be able to tell you anything you do not already know. However, if you are new to the industry, or simply have not heard the name before, the ADDIE Model Infographic will get you up to speed, introducing you to the methodology and showing you how it can help you.

Continuous Learning ModelContinuous Learning Model

Bersin by Deloitte - How are you enabling learning through day-to-day experiences and exposure to others and their ideas, and providing tools and resources for learners within their environment?

ATD - Association for Talent DevelopmentAssociation for Talent Development

Are you looking for practical tools and templates to make your job easier? What about best practices from leading training experts and top companies to take your organization to the next level? Could you benefit from having new learning technologies explained in clear and understandable terms? Ready to expand your network? Join ATD today to put the power of membership on your side.

ISPI - International Society for Performance ImprovementInternational Society for Performance Improvement

ISPIs helps people and organizations make a difference. To their co-workers and clients. Their communities. Their world. By providing tools and strategies for effective and universal improvement, we are helping members create bigger impact, make greater contributions, and, ultimately, make our world a better place to be.

training folks blogHow to Conduct a Training Needs Assessment

Today’s workplace is fast-paced and demanding. Not everybody is willing to invest time in conducting a needs assessment; however, the practice is critical for enhancing workplace performance. Many businesses make assumptions of what their training needs are and how to conduct a training needs assessment.

ERIC - Motivation in Instructional DesignMotivation in Instructional Design

Developing life-long learners who are intrinsically motivated, display intellectual curiosity, find learning enjoyable, and continue seeking knowledge after their formal instruction has ended has always been a major goal of education. Early motivational research was conducted primarily in the workplace, and centered on ways to motivate industrial workers to work harder, faster, and better.

ERIC - Learner Characteristics and LearningLearner Characteristics and Learning

During the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Conference 2014, a workshop was held three consecutive times as part of the Pedagogical Speed Dating sessions to introduce experienced college/university faculty and instructional designers to an approach to instructional design that is based on increasing motivation. The purpose of the workshop was to demonstrate the use of Keller's ARCS Model of Instructional Design for Motivation, specifically how to achieve effective learner/learner, learner/content, and learner/teacher interaction. The discussion focusses on the experiences of typical university and college students.

ERIC - Guidelines for Working with Adult LearnersGuidelines for Working with Adult Learners

More adults are pursuing higher education and professional development than ever before. With technologies advancing at faster and faster rates, adult workers have to stay abreast of changes in their fields or risk being left behind. Learning Professionals must understand the unique characteristics of adult learners to provide an optimal learning environment. This paper provides guidelines to consider when developing educational programs for adults in any setting. It provides insight into the characteristics of adults that affect learning, describes how to create a climate that facilitates adult learning, and identifies evaluation strategies.

Training: Task Analysis YouTube - Training Task Analysis

This video takes a look at task analysis, part of the needs assessment process. Task analysis results in a description of work activities, including tasks performed by the employee and the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to complete the tasks.

How to Conduct a Needs Analysis YouTube - How to Conduct a Needs Analysis

When starting a new learning project, it’s easy to jump right in and start designing the course. However, it’s important to take a step back and determine whether or not learning is needed in the first place! This is where a needs analysis comes into play.

Writing Video Scripts for your Online Course YouTube - Writing Video Scripts for Your Online Course

Reading from a script for your online course videos can save you a ton of time, but can also make you sound stiff and inauthentic. In this video, we’ll show you how to write a more authentic video script so you can keep the time-saving benefits of scripting without sounding like a robot.

The Business of Learning podcastThe Business of Learning, Episode 38: Experiential Learning - How to Support “Learning by Doing” 

Learning and development (L&D) leaders worldwide are finding new and innovative ways to immerse their learners in training that drives business results. To learn more about experiential learning, Training Industry spoke with Meghan Castillo principal learning experience designer at HubSpot, and Hasti Mehta, learning and development operations specialist at HubSpot.

Listen now to learn more on:

  • Creating immersive training experiences in a virtual environment.
  • Leveraging experiential learning for increased learner engagement.
  • The business benefits of experiential learning.

The Accidental Instructional DesignerThe Accidental Instructional Designer book

by Cammy Bean - Perfect for the learning professional or instructional designer who is just getting started with e-learning―or the more experienced practitioner looking for new ideas. In addition to sharing proven techniques and strategies, this book:

  • covers best practices and what to avoid when designing an e-learning program
  • presents e-learning in action through various case studies
  • shows how you can go from being an accidental instructional designer to an intentional one.

Make It Stick:  The Science of Successful LearningMake it Stick book

by Peter C. Brown, Henry L Roediger III, and Mark A. McDaniel - Make It Stick turns fashionable ideas like these on their head. Many common study habits and practice routines turn out to be counterproductive. Underlining and highlighting, rereading, cramming, and single-minded repetition of new skills create the illusion of mastery, but gains fade quickly. More complex and learning come from self-testing, introducing certain difficulties in practice, waiting to re-study new material until a little forgetting has set in, and interleaving the practice of one skill or topic with another. Speaking most urgently to students, teachers, trainers, and athletes, Make It Stick will appeal to all those interested in the challenge of lifelong learning and self-improvement.

More than Blended LearningMore than Blended Learning book

by Clive Shepherd - Blended solutions combine contrasting learning methods and media in order to maximize effectiveness and efficiency. The More Than approach goes a step further to ensure the blend results in application to real-world tasks and the learner is supported along the whole length of their learning journey. In this book, Clive Shepherd, one of the world's leading experts on the design of adult learning interventions, describes a simple design process that can be applied successfully by any learning professional. Using storytelling, case studies and compelling analysis, Clive describes how and why the More Than approach can transform adult learning.

The Essentials of Instructional DesignThe Essentials of Instructional Design book

by Abbie Brown and Timothy D. Green - The Essentials of Instructional Design, 4th Edition introduces the fundamental elements, principles, and practice of instructional design (ID) to students new to ID. Key procedures within the ID process―learner analysis, task analysis, needs analysis, developing goals and objectives, organizing instruction, developing instructional activities, assessing learner achievement, and evaluating the success of the instructional design―are covered comprehensively and enriched with descriptions and examples of how these procedures are accomplished using the best-known models.



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