Training Tips from 11 Experts (Including Me)

TalentLMS asked me and 10 other folks in the learning and development world for tips for improving workplace training and elearning.

TalentLMS asked 11 folks in the learning and development world for tips for improving workplace training. Now that nearly everyone is a remote worker, these tips can help train remote employees. Many of the tips could apply to any workplace training though, not just elearning for remote workers.

It’s an honor to be included in a list with folks like Connie Malamed, Tim Slade, Ashley Chiasson, Anna Sabramowicz, Allison Rossett, and others. (I’ll quibble with their assertion that the 11 of us are “the most influential learning and development experts,” since that’s a bit of a stretch. It’s a solid group though, and the tips are good.)

Training Remote Employees: World's Top Learning & Development Experts Advise

Use scenarios to engage learners

I focused on the question, “What can companies do to make their training more engaging?”

My answer: Use scenarios with characters your learners can relate to.

My contribution to the post mentions three dimensions of engagement: behavioral, cognitive, and emotional (affective). Scenarios can be especially helpful in improving cognitive and emotional engagement. Remote workers who feel disconnected from their professional environment may need extra support to engage with training.

Hear me talk about estimating development time and cost

On a separate note, I’ll be speaking to Brent Schlenker and Chris Van Wingerden on Instructional Designers in Offices Drinking Coffee (IDIODC) on Wednesday, May 13 at 10:00 AM EDT. You can join the conversation for free.

Cost of eLearning Development based on Learner "Seat Time": What the research says

We’ll be talking about both the Chapman and ATD research on estimating elearning development time and cost.

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