We're passionate about training, presentations, and communication. We share our ideas twice a week on the Train Like... blog and podcast.
Ep. 132 Using xAPI to Collect Data on Learning Programs
xAPI can be used to collect data in any digital learning experience - from elearning to videos. Today's podcast offers the perspective of both a learning design team AND an end-user of xAPI, all of whom share their thoughts on when to (and perhaps when not to) use xAPI to collect better data in learning experiences.
Ep. 131 Training and Professional Development is a Social Mission
It really doesn't matter if you're working for a small nonprofit or the world's largest, most profitable corporation. Our role in learning and development is a social mission because we can truly change lives if we're doing our jobs correctly.
Ep. 130 Updating Training Materials That Seem Good Enough
Sometimes we're asked to review and improve a training program that seems perfectly fine as it is. Taking a look at the fundamentals on which the program is built may offer some clues about possible ways to improve something that, on the surface, didn't look like it needed to be touched.
Ep. 129 Matching Training Media and Delivery Format to Organizational Need
If someone just needs to be aware of something, should you make them attend a training? If someone needs to build skills, is there any other way than a training to do that? In today's podcast, I talk about how to match the learning need with the learning design.
Ep. 128 Setting Bloom's Taxonomy Aside
Bloom's Taxonomy has been used for decades to help instructional designers think through and develop learning objectives. In today's podcast I offer some thoughts on how instructional designers might want to think through the intent behind their training first.
Ep.127 Got Training Writer's Block? Maybe the solution is to do nothing.
It can be hard to always need to come up with creative ways to present information and engage learners. Sometimes the best thing to do is to do nothing.
Brian and team’s bite size chunks of insight are super helpful as we work through the design process of our program. You offer the right amount of depth and the opportunity and resources to dig deeper afterwards.
As a LD professional who just had to transfer to work from home- this is wonderful to help me pick up tools and tips.