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8 Things eLearning Designers Should Learn From Trainers

8 Things eLearning Designers Should Learn From Trainers

eLearning courses used to be considered as a self-learning, formal, static way of building competencies. Their users are expected to learn in minimum time, whereas boring page-turners are not very rare among eLearning offers. On the other hand, trainees are invited from time to time to dynamic, engaging workshops, which provide them with in-depth experiences and heavily influence their minds. Let's discuss which methods used by “traditional” trainers should be taken into account while designing eLearning courses, in order to bring them as close as possible to vivid and effective learning experiences.

The Modern Trainer's Roles And Responsibilities

The Modern Trainer's Roles And Responsibilities

The role of a trainer is quite well established. When you ask a trainer a question "What do you do for a living" then he/she will tell you about leading people to change, moderating discussions, building moments of reflection, being an expert and sharing his/her expertise, presenting, mentoring, etc. These responsibilities are connected with this role from ages. Such understanding of trainer's role becomes, however, outdated. Let's discuss what kind of new competencies and fields of engagement are demanded from the trainer of the XXI century.

Top 10 Synchronous Learning Best Practices For Instructor-Led Training

Top 10 Synchronous Learning Best Practices For Instructor-Led Training

Having an instructor at-the-ready to guide and assist employees during their online training offers many advantages. Not only does it give them the opportunity to stay on-track and motivated to learn, but also enables them to receive the immediate feedback they need to acquire and absorb information effectively. In this article, I’ll share the top 10 synchronous learning best practices for instructor-led training that all eLearning professionals should consider when developing a synchronous online training event.

3 Instructor-Led Training Pitfalls to Avoid - and 16+ Solutions

3 Instructor-Led Training Pitfalls to Avoid - and 16+ Solutions

Instructional designers and facilitators: Are your tried-and-true techniques for instructor-led training killing your participants with boredom? Instructor-led training continues to be a critical component of many organizations’ training offerings. Yet it has the potential to become stagnant, as instructional designers and facilitators fall back on the methods they’ve used for years. Shake things up by recognizing three pitfalls to avoid and by getting new inspiration from Catherine Davis, SweetRush’s Instructional Design Practice Lead.

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.

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4 Virtual Instructor-Led Training Pitfalls to Avoid

With the increasing popularity of virtual instructor-led training events in corporate training, instructional designers and facilitators need to master the art of making the classroom virtual. SweetRush Instructional Design Practice Lead Catherine Davis shares 4 common pitfalls in developing effective virtual training, along with creative solutions for taking your events to the new heights. And don’t miss the bonus material - a downloadable checklist for virtual instructor-led training preparation!

Dear Jo: “I’ve Just Been Handed the Training Department!” - Part Two

Dear Jo: “I’ve Just Been Handed the Training Department!” - Part Two

Continuing with the second installment of Dear Jo, industry veteran Jo Coulson answers your corporate training and performance improvement questions! In Part Two of “I’ve Just Been Handed the Training Department!”, Jo’s reader has taken over the training department but has minimal background in learning and development. How much training industry knowledge does she need, and how can she get it?

Dear Jo: “I’ve Just Been Handed the Training Department!” - Part One

Dear Jo: “I’ve Just Been Handed the Training Department!” - Part One

Welcome to the first installment of Dear Jo! Meet Jo Coulson, a veteran of the learning industry—a highly respected leader on the client side and a dynamic program manager and consultant on the vendor side. Now she’s taking your corporate training questions and offering valuable insights based on years of experience. First up: You’ve been handed the training department… What do you do?

How To Effectively Convert Face-To-Face Instructor-Led Training Into Online Training

How To Effectively Convert Face-To-Face Instructor-Led Training Into Online Training

We have been using the power of stories in professional learning for several years now.

I am going to share a case study that highlights how we effectively converted face-to-face Instructor-Led Training (ILT) to online training learning using storytorial as our learning strategy. What is really interesting is that the aimed business gain that was evading us during the ILT training was met after we made this story based online conversion.