3 ways to save gobs of time when designing training

3 ways to save time in training design

Do they want it yesterday? Here are three ways to save a lot of time when you’re designing training. Learn more.

How to kick off a project and avoid an info dump

Factory worker

Do you feel like you’re an assembly line worker in a course factory, expected to crank out training on demand? Break free of the assembly line with a strong kickoff meeting that puts you in charge. Learn more.

How to create a training goal in 2 quick steps

How to create a goal

A measurable business goal is a great way to focus your training and show how your work helps your organization. Here’s how to create one. Learn more.

Three simple but powerful ways to get love from your leaders

3 ways to get L&D love

Business leaders love their L&D departments! Well, maybe 20 percent of them do, according to surveys. Here are three ways to get real business results and win the love you deserve. Read more.

Is training really the answer? Ask the flowchart.

Is training really the answer?

Is training really the best solution to a problem? Often, no. Here’s a flowchart that will help you identify what will really work, whether it’s a job aid, a workflow improvement, training, or something else. Read more.

What to do if they just want “awareness”

What to do if they just want awareness

“We just need everyone to be aware of the policy,” your client says. In response, you could obediently crank out a 97-slide information dump — or you could ask a few powerful questions. Read more.

Are instructional designers doormats?

Are instructional designers doormats?

It’s tempting to think we should never question clients’ processes. However, we have a valuable outsider’s perspective that can help our clients improve performance through every means, not just through a course. Read more

Checklist for strong elearning

Elearning checklist

Action-packed elearning or boring information dump? This provocative checklist will help you evaluate and discuss your elearning materials. Rate the 14 factors, then glance down the central column to see which items are closest to the dreaded “information dump” and need the most work. Read more

Learning styles: Worth our time?

Learning styles debate

We’re wasting our time talking about appealing to learning styles when research has identified far more powerful techniques. This post summarizes two meta-analyses about learning styles and readers sound off in more than 70 comments. Read more

Why you need to set limits

Stop

What happens if you don’t set any boundaries in your relationships? You wear yourself out doing everything for everybody and the next thing you know, you’ve cursed everyone out, grabbed a couple of beers, and slid down the escape chute. The same thing can happen to your course. If you don’t set any boundaries and […]

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