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Dear Jo: Corporate Training Program Evaluation Should Be a “Habit”

Dear Jo: Corporate Training Program Evaluation Should Be a “Habit”

Program evaluation for corporate training—so often it’s postponed, swept under the rug, becomes mired in discussions, line-item budget vetoed, or skipped altogether. Why is this? Consultant and former learning organization leader Jo Coulson answers a reader’s question and reflects on her own and her colleagues’ experiences to uncover this deep mystery of corporate training. With her insight, you can make program evaluation a habit in your learning organization.

Instructional Design Models and Theories: The Generative Learning Theory

Instructional Design Models and Theories: The Generative Learning Theory

The Generative Learning Theory was introduced in 1974 by Merlin C. Wittrock an American educational psychologist. The Generative Learning Theory is based on the idea that learners can actively integrate new ideas into their memory to enhance their educational experience. In essence, it involves linking new with old ideas, in order to gain a better understanding of the instructed concepts.

How Gamification Is Reshaping The Language Learning Landscape

How Gamification Is Reshaping The Language Learning Landscape

As a language teacher, I have seen rapid changes in the learning trends. In a fast paced world, creating immersive learning environment is not a simple task. Yet, in order to meet the learning outcomes on the one hand and keep their students motivated on the other, teachers, are employing various techniques. Gamification seems to be the perfect way to make learning fun, but is there anything else beyond this?

7 Time Management Tips For eLearning Professionals

7 Time Management Tips For eLearning Professionals

In this article, I'll share 7 helpful tips on how to save time and meet deadlines when designing and developing your eLearning deliverables. Whether you're working on an online training module that needs to be completed ASAP, or on a K-12 eLearning course that is more complicated and time consuming than you had anticipated, these time management tips can help you to stay on track and significantly boost your productivity.