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How to Use 1-on-1 Training Without Breaking the Bank

When you hear the words “one-on-one training,” your first impulse is probably to throw your hands in the air and explain about your squeezed budget. But fear not. We understand resources are tight. But even in today’s era of less-than-luxurious learning and development spending, there’s still a case to be made for tailor-made, personalized training. …

What Angry Birds Can Teach Us About Instructional Design

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You’re probably familiar with Angry Birds, the massively popular iPhone game. What is it about this game that’s so addictive? And how can learning and development pros tap into that stickiness to get people this excited about training programs? If you’re not familiar with the game, here’s a quick rundown on the basic storyline: The …

How to Create Your Own Khan Academy for Training

An emerging trend in learning and development is creating short, specific tutorials that can be created quickly, posted on an internal website, and distributed to employees — who can use them anytime, anywhere, and used as references when needed. What’s driving that trend? Khan Academy, which has made this form of learning popular (and effective) in public …

Great Training Starts With Asking Great Questions

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The biggest problem I see with trainers and educators? Simple. They talk too much! They feel a need to lecture — to impart their knowledge on trainees. Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) aren’t much better in this regard. They often think that their “expertise” means they must have all the answers to students’ questions. But just …