5 Techniques to Make Your Training Leaner [Video]

By: Alan Magnan

5 Techniques to Make Your Training Leaner

By: Alan Magnan

Photo by: David Schwarzenberg via Pixabay The more content a course has, the harder it is to do everything: work with subject-matter experts (SMEs), structure activities, get approvals, proofread materials, and meet deadlines. The trick is to limit the content and prevent the extra work from the start. This is the philosophy behind lean training […]

How and When to Design Performance-Based Testing in Training

By: Dawn Lang

Photo by: Gerd Altmann via Pixabay Setting your learners up for success drives many of the decisions you make as an instructional designer. But, designing your “performance tests” is probably one of the last things you design before you start developing your product.

4 Strategies to Manage Course Design Expectations

By: Langevin Team

  As instructional designers, we’ve all experienced having more content to design than time allotted to create it! Management’s guidance is often to “Just do it” (don’t you wish Nike never came up with that tag line?!). So, what to do?People learn by doing what is most relevant to their success in the workplace.

How to Manage Constant Changes in Instructional Design

By: Langevin Team

  One of the most common complaints I hear from instructional designers is about content requiring constant updates. Examples and “how to” instructions in the course materials may need to be revised at the last minute. This is more often a challenge for instructional designers who design technical content but all instructional designers deal with […]

3 Key Components of Solid Training

By: Langevin Team

  It continues to amaze me to hear about the number of companies and organizations who are still doing chalk and talks, data dumps, and death-by-power-point presentations, and calling them training. At Langevin, we teach that presentation alone is not training. A solid training program should contain a basic foundation of Presentation, Application, and Feedback, […]

6 Tips for Collaborating with the IT Department

By: Steve Flanagan

When working on an e-learning project, one of the key factors in the success of the project is the instructional designer’s relationship with the IT Department.

4 Instructional Design Tips for On-the-Job Training

By: Alan Magnan

Photo by: Jeff Sheldon via Unsplash There are many reasons to conduct on-the-job training: a very small number of people need training, the work cannot be simulated effectively, or the skills don’t lend themselves to other forms of instruction. Sadly, a lot of on-the-job training is ineffective. It’s often called “sit with Nellie.” An employee spends […]

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