Tag Archives: Instructional Design

Training Evaluation Series Part 2: Formative Assessment

There are few words that universally create a more immediate and visceral response than the word “test.” That’s because, in most educational settings, we’ve got testing all wrong. Often, tests are used as a primary measure of success and in some instances can have lifelong ramifications—like the ACT and SAT—on one’s future. The same holds true for training evaluation. We

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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: Infographics in Learning & Development

Information graphics or infographics are visual representations of information, data or knowledge that convey ideas in a complete visual snapshot, like the one to the right that describes a survey of instructional designers. Infographics gained popularity in news media and became so enmeshed that a new field of study, data journalism, evolved. There are also many reasons to use infographics in learning environments.

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Training Superglue: Design elements that make learning stick

Are the following statements about learning true or false? The best way to learn from a textbook is to read it over and over. Learning material is retained if it is easy. Practicing a skill over and over leads to successful performance. Creativity is more important than knowledge. Testing is an ineffective learning tool. You might be surprised when you check

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Content Curation: A mostly curated blog post

  Back in the day—and by that, I mean 2012—there were rumblings about “curation” or “content curation” within the T&D world. For example, David Kelly wrote a brilliant blog post about it for ATD (then, ASTD). Some T&D practitioners may have dismissed this topic as simply e-Knowledge Management (KM); that is, more stuff with better tools. After all, even backer

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Training at the Movies Part 1: What can Patrick Swayze teach us about manners?

BY ERIC HAHN Roosevelt Training and Development Graduate assistant As cases of alleged police brutality garner media attention and ignite protests around the country, it is no surprise that some municipalities have been reassessing how they train law enforcement workers. However, a surprise did come via Larry Celona and Bruce Golding’s February 24 New York Post article about the NYPD

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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 change happening in today’s education sector and call it “education innovation” (Boyers, 2013). At the same time, many educators believe

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