Updating Training Materials That Seem Good Enough

Sometimes we’re asked to review and improve a training program that seems perfectly fine as it is. Taking a look at the fundamentals on which the program is built may offer some clues about possible ways to improve something that, on the surface, didn’t look like it needed to be touched.

How Job Aids Can Save Lives

Training isn’t appropriate or possible in every situation. Often, a job aid such as a checklist can be the best option. Sometimes a job aid can even save lives.

Setting Bloom’s Taxonomy Aside

Bloom’s Taxonomy has been used for decades to help instructional designers think through and develop learning objectives. In today’s podcast I offer some thoughts on how instructional designers might want to think through the intent behind their training first.

Solving Training Challenges: Technical Videos

Technical training, especially self-guided elearning, can struggle to maintain a learners engagement. In today’s post we offer a case study to show how we used creativity to foster learner engagement throughout a series of technical videos.

Lessons from TechLearn 2022

Whether you’ve been to many conferences or if you’re getting ready to head to your first conference, this week’s podcast offers some thoughts on how you can get the most out of your conference experience.