Incidental Trainer

Author: Margaret Wan
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439857903
Format: PDF, ePub
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"We have trained and trained. The employees still don’t get it!" Although a critical component in improving organizational performance, training is usually not conducted effectively and results in a waste of resources. Often, subject-matter experts are given training responsibilities because of their technical expertise; however, just as often, these subject-matter experts, or "incidental trainers," do not have a background in adult education, training, or facilitation. Incidental Trainer: A Reference Guide for Training Design, Development, and Delivery provides an evidence-based reference to successful training for subject-matter experts in any discipline who want to achieve the effectiveness of a professional trainer. Organizations assume that subject-matter experts can train others, creating difficult situations for incidental trainers who may be at a loss on where to begin. This book guides incidental trainers through the process of training design, development, and delivery to help them achieve effectiveness in their training program. It explains the fundamental steps from assessing the training needs to validating the training program. The book then discusses advanced topics, such as how to build a business case for the training budget and training in the virtual environment. The changing demographics of the workforce and technologies in delivery methods require adoption of new instructional strategies. Packed with practical tips for implementation in the real world, the book clearly details training techniques that incidental trainers can use to become proficient as professional trainers in enhancing training effectiveness to support organizational goals.

The ASTD Handbook of Training Design and Delivery

Author: George M. Piskurich
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071378932
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This comprehensive companion volume to the bestselling ASTD Training and Development Handbook (Craig, ed.) helps trainers design classroom, self-study, or technology-based training programs. Delivering the latest information on how adults learn best and human performance technology, it shows trainers how to prepare lesson plans, create visual aids, and deliver highly memorable presentations.

Rapid Instructional Design

Author: George M. Piskurich
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118974131
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The classic guide to instructional design, fully updated for the new ways we learn Rapid Instructional Design is the industry standard guide to creating effective instructional materials, providing no-nonsense practicality rather than theory-driven text. Beginning with a look at what "instructional design" really means, readers are guided step-by-step through the ADDIE model to explore techniques for analysis, design, development, intervention, and evaluation. This new third edition has been updated to cover new applications, technologies, and concepts, and includes many new templates, real-life examples, and additional instructor materials. Instruction delivery has expanded rapidly in the nine years since the second edition's publication, and this update covers all the major advances in the field. The major instructional models are expanded to apply to e-learning, MOOCs, mobile learning, and social network-based learning. Informal learning and communities of practice are examined, as well. Instructional design is the systematic process by which instructional materials are designed, developed, and delivered. Designers must determine the learner's current state and needs, define the end goals of the instruction, and create an intervention to assist in the transition. This book is a complete guide to the process, helping readers design efficient, effective materials. Learn the ins and outs of the ADDIE model Discover shortcuts for rapid design Design for e-learning, Millennials, and MOOCs Investigate methods for emerging avenues of instruction This book does exactly what a well-designed course should do, providing relevant guidance for anyone who wants to know how to apply good instructional design. Eminently practical and fully up-to-date, Rapid Instructional Design is the one-stop guide to more effective instruction.

Blended Learning

Author: Barbara Allan
Publisher: Facet Publishing
ISBN: 1856046141
Format: PDF, Docs
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This essential guide should be on the desk of any library and information professional, records manager, archivist or knowledge manager involved in planning and introducing an ERM system, whether in a public or private sector organization. Information professionals currently face the challenge of providing end-user education and staff training to very large and diverse groups, whilst integrating the use of ICT into their teaching. But there seems to be a tendency within the literature to focus solely on face-to-face learning or on e-learning, and this is a lost opportunity. This book offers a new blended learning approach, combining the two techniques to make best use of the advantages of each while minimizing the disadvantages. It provides information professionals with a practical guide to the design and delivery of such training programmes, illustrated with a range of library-based examples, checklists and case studies. Many organizations establish projects, sometimes using external funding, as a means of developing their education and training provision, and the book provides a practical overview of this subject in the context of blended learning. Key areas covered include: technologies in the classroom virtual communication tools integrated learning environments websites and web tools models of teaching and learning planning and designing learning activities individual and group learning coaching and mentoring engaging with communities of interest and practice managing learning and teaching projects. Readership: This unique book will be of great value to any information professionals involved in establishing and delivering end-user education and staff development, whatever their previous experience. It will also benefit staff developers in school, college and higher education, library and information students, independent consultants and trainers, and information suppliers such as database providers.

Active Training

Author: Melvin L. Silberman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118972015
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Active Training has become a classic book in the field of training and development and a standard text on graduate-level HRD programs. It turned instructional design on its head by shifting the emphasis away from the instructor and on to the learner. A lot has happened in the training field in the last 10 years since the previous edition was written and this new edition -- the third significant update in 25 years -- adds sections to comprehensively cover new learning technologies and applications, including social media, m-learning, and creating affordable media; addresses the evolving role of trainers, including onboarding, leading change, coaching managers, mentoring, internal consulting, and building teams; tackles new business realities and challenges, including doing more with less, globalization, and working with multi-generational workforces; and offers best practices for new trainer tasks, skills, and knowledge, including working with the C-suite, engaging and retaining employees, developing leaders, vendor management, and working with SMEs. Revisions include updated workplace examples, new and revised templates and worksheets, updated theory and research sections, and expanded guidelines on evaluating and training ROI, extending the value of training programs, and managing Active Training programs to show state-of-the art applications. What will continue to set these books apart is the relevance of dozens of new examples, the wisdom and impact of fresh practical tips, and the rigor and expertise supporting dozens of exercises and techniques.

The Complete Guide to Technical and Skills Training

Author: American Society for Training and Development
Publisher: American Society for Training and Development
ISBN: 9781562860950
Format: PDF, Docs
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Infoline collections take the best resources from Infoline that are focused on the same topic and combine them to provide you a one-stop, time-saving resource. This collection includes 15 Infolines issues that update you on all the skills, knowledge, and abilities you need to provide on-the-job technology training. Topics in this collection include: basic training for trainers, transfer of skills training, task analysis, CBT training, OJT training, delivering quick response, IBT/CBT training, and more. No matter what your level of expertise, you'll benefit from this collection's worksheets, case studies, charts, job aids, and extensive reference and resources.

Linking Training to Performance

Author: William J. Rothwell
Publisher: Amer. Assn. of Community Col
ISBN: 0871173611
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In the coming years, escalating retirement and turnover rates among community college administrators and faculty will decidedly create a void for professionals in the workforce development field. Using this book as your field guide, you can expand your range of knowledge and skills, enhancing local institutional and program experience to better respond to local workforce needs.

Monitoring and Evaluation Training

Author: Scott G. Chaplowe
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483324834
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Monitoring and Evaluation Training fills a gap in the literature by providing readers with a systematic approach to monitoring and evaluation (M&E) training for programs and projects. Bridging theoretical concepts with practical, how-to knowledge, authors Scott Chaplowe and J. Bradley Cousins draw upon the scholarly literature, applied resources, and over 50 years of combined experience to provide expert guidance for M&E training that can be tailored to different training needs and contexts, from training for professionals or non-professionals, to organization staff, community members, and other groups with a desire to learn and sustain sound M&E practices.