TrainingPros Learning Highlights Blog

Apr
17

Learner Personas for Development

We are excited to have Rich Cordrey and Aubrey Johnson present our May webinar -- “Using Learner Personas to Humanize Development” on Wednesday, May 15th at 12 PM ET. Gain valuable knowledge and examples to humanize the learning and development function within an organization. See additional details below:

  • Topic: Using Learner Personas to Humanize Development
  • Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2019
  • Time: 12:00pm ET (60 minute session)
  • Cost: Free, but space is limited. Please register early
  • Speakers: Rich Cordrey, Learning Performance & Technology Leader
    Aubrey Johnson, Training & Development, Onboarding Analyst
  • Register: Using Learner Personas to Humanize Development
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Feb
07

Microlearning: How It’s Done

Join Teresa Davenport, Founder and President of Davenport Design & Development to learn more about microlearning, as well as the types of learning and tools that are best suited for microlearning. Register to attend our FREE webinar: “Microlearning: How It’s Done,” on Thursday, February 22, at 1 PM ET. See additional details below:

  • Topic: Microlearning: How It’s Done
  • Date: Thursday, February 22, 2018
  • Time: 1:00pm EST (60 minute session)
  • Cost: Free, but space is limited. Please register early
  • Speaker: Teresa Davenport, Founder and President of Davenport Design & Development
  • Register: Microlearning: How It's Done
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Mar
16

Learning Architect – Navigating The Transition

In a recent TrainingPros Learning Views webinar, Easy Learning That Works, I presented a historical perspective on how instructional designers have worked for years in an “if you build it, they will come” cycle of course development. The assumption was that we build courses and learners will take our courses was a given. But in the last decade, with the emergence of a new generation of learners AND new technologies such as Google search, Siri, learning games, and social learning, it seems that learners are moving on to learn without us! What does this mean for the future of instruction systems design? Is it becoming a skill of bygone days?

I shared an infographic to show how the older and more traditional ways of learning such as classroom and eLearning require a fairly extensive amount of instructional design expertise and a long development cycle. Learning that is embedded in work, such as EPSS and on-the-job learning, requires less expertise and a shorter development cycle. And the newest technologies available allow learning to take place with minimal skill and time from an instructional designer.

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Jul
06

Pitfalls of Webinars And Virtual Classrooms

TrainingPros continues our Learning Views webinar series in partnership with Harrisburg University, and we are delighted to offer this event. Join us in our upcoming session as we listen to Learning Technologies Production Coordinator, Justin Detig, discuss some of the most common pitfalls associated with webinars and virtual classrooms and how you can avoid  them.

  • Topic: Avoiding the Pitfalls of Webinars and Virtual Classrooms
  • Date: Tuesday, July 21, 2015
  • Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm EST (60 minute session)
  • Cost: Free, but space is limited. Please register early.
  • Speaker: Justin W. Detig, Learning Technologies Production Coordinator, Harrisburg University
  • Register: Learning Views Webinar
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Jun
17

Learning Reinforcement

Years ago, I was part of a large training development project. I worked in an organization where it took close to two years for a new customer service representative to learn about our business, processes, systems, and various offerings. The company was growing rapidly, and we could no longer afford that much time to ramp up employees through “on-the-job” training.

We contracted with a training consulting firm. This company provided facilitators, technical writers, and project managers to help us design and build our training program. We also assigned many of our own employees as “topic leaders” who assembled teams of subject matter experts to create the content. The scope of the project was quite large. There were three different curricula, each with ten to fifteen unique courses. Each course was built by a team consisting of a leader, facilitator, writer, and four to six SMEs. These teams met a couple of times each month at an offsite location, for as many as three to four days each time, for over eight months. It is easy to calculate how significant an investment this was for our organization.

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