Posts from May 2014

THE DICHOTOMY IN EDUCATION/TRAINING

May 28, 2014

May 28, 2014 We must start planning better education and training tracks for both our workforce and for the eventual leaders needed in our subject-matter disciplines. Instead of sending everyone into the same college track, we must recognize that interests, talents and innate skills vary from individual to individual. It’s that recognition that must guide us. With that thought in mind, let’s first examine the most forgotten members of our population —...

HOW TO BUY MEDIA TRAINING“ (Some Specific Considerations)

May 21, 2014

May 21, 2014 Before finalizing your media training purchases, in addition to the general considerations we pointed out on Monday, you should also pay close attention to some specific criteria: 1) Is the navigation through the course simple, consistent and intuitive. In other words, are the screens user-friendly and obvious to the learner? 2) Is the instruction both meaningful and interactive. In other words, are the individual units of the instruction performance-based...

HOW TO BUY MEDIA TRAINING“ (Some General Considerations)

May 19, 2014

May 19, 2014 The purchasing process becomes the key that can open the lock-of-possibility for the potential success of the media skills training you provide your workforce! More “live to regret it” decisions are made during that buying process than you can probably imagine. Worse, the wasted money that your company will spend — and, the wasted time your workers will invest in ineffective training initiatives — will do far more harm...

IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR!

May 14, 2014

May 14, 2014 “Today was the first day I was ever ashamed to be a teacher. Today I finished administering the sixth day of New York State Common Core assessments. I was a facilitator in a process that made my 10-year-old students struggle, to the point of frustration, to complete yet another 90-minute test. I sat by as I watched my students attempt to answer questions today that were beyond their abilities....

ASTD RECAP

May 12, 2014

May 12, 2014 What an excellent three days at the ASTD International Conference & Expo last week! Best of all was the “proof” that media training has finally become of worldwide interest. Not too many years ago, the phrase “International Conference” was more a dream than a reality. No longer! Nearly three thousand of the attendees this year were from outside the United States, representing dozens of countries. Media training is becoming...

ASTD CONFERENCE WEEK

May 5, 2014

May 5, 2014 This is the week (May 4-7) of the ASTD International Conference and Exposition. ASTD is expecting nearly 10,000 attendees to gather at the Washington Convention Center. 25% of that number will be international visitors (a remarkable percentage that indicates how global the appeal of training has become). The American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) is the largest training society in the world and hosts the largest collection of...