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September 16, 2020

From my experience, instructional designers are more likely to work from home than the average employee. But still, I would estimate that about 50% of my ID peers worked remotely pre-coronavirus, while 50% were in the office.

So, for many, the switch to working remotely...

June 24, 2020

How do you make your classroom training more memorable? If you’re like most instructors, you’ll incorporate audio and video and even some physical activities. Adding these elements is great, but they engage only three of the five senses of your learners: sight, hearing...

April 22, 2020

 

"The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place."

—George Bernard Shaw

Communicating clearly and effectively can be one of the biggest challenges for trainers. Often, the only difference between a good trainer and an excellent one co...

March 4, 2020

 

 

Many blog posts and feature articles contain "spoiler warnings" to alert you that they may spoil your enjoyment of some other media, such as movies and TV. This blog does not contain any such "spoilers," but I feel compelled to start with a "content warning...

January 22, 2020

In the learning business, we often talk a lot about what knowledge that learners are meant to retain from their training. We usually begin planning an instructional project by asking questions such as:

  • What skills gaps are we trying to fill?

  • What...

December 4, 2019

So you’ve just completed a large training program for your employees. You have a set of high-importance skills that you need to make sure your employees are proficient and reliable in performing. You’ve distributed all the training materials you have, and you’ve tested...

October 16, 2019

If you've been a long-term visitor to this blog, you know that we believe there’s high value in training your employees well. And there’s an upside of investing in training that can have a huge, undervalued return on your investment: the trust it builds.

In his best-sel...

August 28, 2019

 

If you're thinking for the first time about working with an outside curriculum development company to help you build an online or in-person training program, you may feel lost without a clear direction to start moving. But have no fear! In this series of blog posts, w...

July 17, 2019

 

If you're thinking for the first time about working with an outside curriculum development company to help you build an online or in-person training program, you may feel lost without a clear direction to start moving. But have no fear! In this series of blog posts, w...

June 5, 2019

 

If you are thinking about working for the first time with an outside curriculum development company to help you build an online or in-person training program, you may feel lost without a clear direction to start moving. But have no fear! In this series of blog posts,...

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