When you think of branching scenarios, do you think of self-paced elearning, maybe of an entire course with nothing but a complex branching scenario? While a lengthy branching scenario can be effective on its own, that isn’t the only way to use this approach. Combining branching scenarios with other training approaches lets you use branching scenarios for the activities where they matter most, while using other methods where they are effective.
When should you use a branching scenario rather than other learning strategies? There are no
Now that it’s been a few weeks since the Learning Solutions 2018 Conference, I’m reflecting on what I learned.
Patti Shank’s Practice and Feedback for Deeper Learning is a summary of tactics you can use to create memorable, relevant practice opportunities and provide constructive, beneficial feedback for learners. Everything in the book is backed by research and written to be immediately usable by instructional designers and trainers.
Chances are, your training evaluations aren’t very helpful. How much useful information do you really get from those forms? Will Thalheimer’s book Performance-Focused Smile Sheets changes that by giving guidelines and example questions for effective evaluations.
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.
If you’re looking for some reading to improve your skills or get started in the field of instructional design, check out these books.
I am still very much a novice in mobile learning. I’ve known for quite a
I recently participated in my first TelePresence meeting. If you haven’t seen this technology, imagine
These are my live blogged notes from Janet Clarey’s LearnTrends session on Microlearning. My side