ID and eLearning Links (12/3/17)

How Much Do People Forget? – Work-Learning Research This is the link I send people to debunk the blanket claims about “people forget X% after Y time.” The reality is that how much people forget depends on who your audience is, what they’re learning, and how you train them. tags:training instructionaldesign research myth The amount

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Book Review: Training Design Basics by Saul Carliner

Saul Carliner’s second edition of Training Design Basics is written for people who are brand new to the field and are creating their first training program. This is a great book for those who are just getting started with training. People switching careers into training or instructional design from another field would also find a wealth of information. Training managers who don’t come from a training background but want to understand it better would benefit, as would project managers who are looking for what to include in their task lists and how to estimate time and cost.

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ID and E-Learning Links (1/17/16)

Seth’s Blog: Training and the infinite return on investment This assumes the training actually has an effect on behavior (and let’s be honest–it doesn’t always), but this is a good breakdown of how training someone to be better at their job has a great ROI tags:training ROI The Growth Mindset : Telling Penguins to Flap

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Online Discussion Facilitation Skills

Someone asked me a question this week about skills for facilitating online discussion forums. He specifically mentioned two areas: Preventing discussions from disintegrating into flames and nastiness Helping discussions become more effective learning tools Our company includes some training on guiding online discussions as part of the required training for everyone who teaches online. However,

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