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Tag: needs analysis (page 2)
Can we use training to motivate?
Is low motivation a problem on its own, or is it caused by something else? Can training help, or is it a waste of time? Here are some ideas to consider. Read more.
Is training really the answer? Ask the flowchart.
Is training really the best solution? Often, no. Here’s a flowchart that will help you find 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”
“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.
How action mapping can change your design process
Happy action mapping users say that the model helps them create lively elearning. But would it fit into your design workflow? Here’s a look at the process from start to finish. Read more
Technical training: What do they need to DO?
If you don’t identify what people do with the software and design your training around that, you could create an information dump that helps no one. Focus on what they need to do, not what they need to know. Read more
The big mistake in elearning
We’re obsessed with designing information when instead we should be designing experiences. We need to focus on what people need to do, not what they need to know. Read more
How to steer your client away from an information dump
Here’s an example of a simple scenario that incorporates a meter, built using simple tools. Read more.
Why you want to focus on actions, not learning objectives
What’s wrong with conventional learning objectives, and what’s the alternative? Read more.
Be an elearning action hero!
This quick, visual approach to instructional design helps you change what people do, not just what they know. Read more