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A Context for Performance (Results) Based Training

  1. Embracing evaluation
  2. Information is not Instruction!
  3. Blended Learning vs. Blundered Training
  4. web site: The Encyclopedia of Educational Technology

Learner-Centered Delivery Skills and Systems

  1. Practice Makes Performance
  2. Certified Performance Technologist
  3. Know thy learner: The importance of context in e-learning design
  4. web site: Big Dog's Bowl of Biscuits

Delivery Skills that Facilitate Performance

  1. E-Learning 101: Tips to make e-learning stick
  2. Applying Cognitive Strategies to Instructional Design
  3. web site: William Horton Consulting
  4. web site: The MASIE Center

The Importance of Feedback, Reinforcement, and Motivational Incentives

  1. The Ten Ironies of Motivation
  2. Instructional Design: Does it really matter?
  3. web site: Thiagi.com
  4. web site: The Bob Pike Group

Using Media-Based Delivery Systems

  1. Designing web-based telemedicine training for military health care providers
  2. Evaluating WBT: Seven lessons from the field
  3. web site: United States Distance Learning Association
  4. web site: ElementK

Selecting Methods That Compliment Delivery Systems

  1. When Choosing Training, the Medium Depends on the Message
  2. Re-Visioning Instructional Design
  3. web site: The Training Oasis
  4. web site: The eLearning Guild

Evaluation Related to Training Delivery Systems

  1. Challenges inherent in designing any evaluation
  2. Selecting and implementing computer-based training
  3. Does the delivery method matter?
  4. Training for the long run

Emerging Trends in Instructional Delivery Systems

  1. Online distance education - "anytime, anywhere" but not for everyone
  2. The brave new world of eLearning
  3. web site: IACET.com
  4. web site: FastCompany.com



Delivery Skills that Facilitate Performance

When Choosing Training, the Medium Depends on the Message

When training is required, Karen Frankola (2002) writes that how the training is delivered is as important as the content. Converting classroom training to online training can save businesses a lot of money. IBM claims that $400,000 dollars are saved for every 1,000 classroom days converted to the Internet (Frankola, ¶ 4). E-learning consultant Jim Hollahan warns about making every course distance-based--it isn't for every learner or every topic. Often blended learning proves to be the best solution. Putting readings, case studies and assessments online prior to classroom training can create a more powerful and interactive learning environment.

The article goes on to remind readers that it is vital to ensure training is aligned to business objectives. If the training doesn't support, enhance or contribute to the business' objectives don't make it online--the time and money aren't worth it. If the training isn't aligned with business goals, it should be removed from the training schedule all together.

Frankola, K., (April 2002). When choosing training, the medium depends on the message. Retrieved May 9, 2003 from: http://www.workforce.com/section/11/article/23/18/52.html


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