Category : course-development

Three Ways to Make Sure Your Company’s Training Isn’t Boring

When I first started as an education director, our company’s only training program was really routine and systems-focused. Employees used to groan and roll their eyes when I talked about it. People thought workplace education was a requirement — a chore — and über-boring. And it was.

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Why Blended Learning Is Really Just Blended Training

Blended learning is a hot phrase in the training world, and it usually refers to a mixing of traditional face-to-face  classroom facilitation with computer-based modules — usually self-paced online training. Proponents of blended learning point to several benefits of the approach, including:

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Why Your Diversity Training Is Backfiring

Studies show that diverse teams are more creative teams. But the research is just as clear that having folks with very different backgrounds working together is also a source of conflict, and that teams need solid communication skills to reap the benefits of that diversity.

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Three Essential Tips for New Online Training Designers

One of the biggest challenges online training developers have is that they often have no background in online training. Online training is very different than face-to-face training, yet many classroom trainers inherit the online learning developer role simply because their organization has decided to begin offering online training.

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Why People Hate Training, and How to Overcome It

"It's not that people don't like what you do; it's just that nobody likes training. Nobody. You do an excellent job, but still... people hate training."

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Seven Training Sins to Avoid at all Costs

Seven Training Sins to Avoid at all CostAlmost all of us have been stuck in a training class at some point with a bad trainer. So, to help spare the world from these mind-meltingly lame training sessions, I've compiled a list of the seven worst habits bad trainers exhibit — many of which were suggested over Twitter — and offered simple and practical remedies.

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