Training and Development

Week 7 Assignment 1

Now that you have a deeper understanding of the different learning theories and learning styles, how has your view on how you learn changed? From my Learning Theories course, my view about learning styles has not changed. I don't believe... Continue Reading →


Class Assignment: Mind Map and Constructivism

Social Constructivism involves the components of reality, knowledge, and learning. Social constructivism posits that reality is subjectively created through human activity and that, without human activity, it doesn't exist. They see knowledge as a social construct affected by culture. Social... Continue Reading →

Two Essential (and fun) Blogs to help Training and Learning Professionals Understand Cognitive Science

The field of Cognitive Science is constantly expanding into the training and education discipline offering new insights, perspectives, and strategies. This article features two blogs that focus on the topics of Cognitive Science in the context of learning. The Learning... Continue Reading →

Three Blogs to Keep Training Professionals Up-to-Date and Inspired

Are you wanting to stay up-to-date on the current trends in technologies, research, and practices related to training and instructional design? Are you looking for ideas and inspiration to help you improve your own training and curriculum development? If so,... Continue Reading →

Why Lecturing is Essential In Formal Training and How to Do It Right

Even though lectures have a bad reputation in the world of training, the lecture is an essential delivery method in formal training. Lectures get a bad rap because they are often used incorrectly. But, try and imagine any kind of... Continue Reading →

How to Adjust Training to Different Experience Levels

One of the learner characteristics to consider that will help you with preparing a meaningful and effective training are the learners’ level of experience. Your target audience can range from beginners to veterans and all skill levels in between. Different... Continue Reading →

How to Conduct a Performance Observation to Assess Training Needs

Performance observations can be a very effective strategy for exploring a training need within an organization. They are one of the oldest ways of gathering data. There are both advantages and disadvantages to using this method so you will need... Continue Reading →

5 Easy Steps for Conducting Effective Role-Plays During Training

Role-plays are an effective training activity that allows learners to practice the use of skills and concepts in a real but safe environment. This article will cover five steps for conducting a role play. 1. Describe the situation Present a... Continue Reading →

Why Knowledge-Checks Are Essential to Learning and Performance

In addition to being a means of holding employees (and organizations) accountable, administering assessments in the form of knowledge-checks is also an essential training practice for improving the job performance of employees. Knowledge-checks refer to low-stakes assessments that are used mainly... Continue Reading →

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