Tag Archives: Instructional Design

Are MOOCs Doomed to Fail?

By Paulina Merino MATD Graduate Are Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) a revolution in higher education or will they forever be just a form of knowledge sharing? Are MOOCs even a “real” education? Their proponents speak about energy, enthusiasm and … Continue reading

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8 Ways to Accelerate Trust in the Online Classroom

By Guest Author: Jenn Patrick Recently, an interviewer asked how I build trust within my workgroup. While answering, I had one of those realizations that tend to surface at the apex of interview mania, copious research and over caffeination: I … Continue reading

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Advantages of Working for Free

Recently I listened to a podcast about a young man who had graduated from college just about the time of the market collapse in 2008. http://www.npr.org/2013/09/06/211725689/is-there-a-better-way-to-find-work He and his classmates could not find jobs. He was told that the best … Continue reading

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The Virtual Trainer: From the classroom to the virtual world

At a recent networking event, I introduced myself to another student as a Virtual Instructor. “Now that’s what I want to do,” she smiled “train from home!” The biggest misconception about Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) is that we simply … Continue reading

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Beyond Corporate America: Non-traditional career paths for training and development graduates

Kathleen Iverson, Roosevelt University Training and Development Department Chair If you visit the RU Training job board, you’ll find many opportunities for instructional designers and e learning specialists. In fact, instructional design was listed as No. 38 in 2012 in … Continue reading

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Career-changer finds prospects to be even better than expected in the field of training and development

Being a “career-change” student in the Training and Development program, I’m often asked, “So, what kind of job do you want when you graduate?” After managing the job board for the TRDV blog for a few months, I’ve discovered the … Continue reading

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In Defense of Energizers: Incorporate physical activity into your work, training

It’s no surprise that obesity and sedentary lifestyles are negative by-products of our plugged-in society, but did you know that working and learning at your computer for long periods of time can lead to an early demise? A large body of … Continue reading

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