Interview with an Expert: Susan Boyd

How to Make Learning Stick in Online Courses T/D: Susan, why is there the perception that e-learning doesn't stick and what can we do about it? Boyd: I think there are a variety of challenges that can cause an e-learning program to fail.  One in particular would...

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Basic Rules of Test Creation

With the recent popularity of LMS systems that call for testing and tracking of student results, our participants are starting to see a lot of quizzes, assessments, and certifications that are designed by a course designer or – worse – a subject matter expert. Very few...

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Does Anyone Work “In the Office” Anymore?

The term "telecommuting" seems like such a quaint, 1990s anachronism, but the fact is worker mobility is playing an ever-increasing role in where and when people work. Today's workforce is more mobile and wired than ever before. How millennials commute to work is becoming less...

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Training Triage – Pick One

One of the things The Training Doctor specializes in is TRAINING TRIAGE - that is - why doesn't training work? Throughout our 20+ years in business, we've discovered the answers to this question. This month, we share with you one of the reasons: PICK ONE: Very often,...

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5 Questions to Ask a Stakeholder Before Designing Training

Performance problems can be caused by a myriad of things; perhaps your organization has undergone a downsizing, or perhaps a department is understaffed or their equipment is unreliable. Unfortunately many managers and organizations assume that poor performance is directly linked to a lack of...

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Keep It Suitably Simple

While there is still a need for formally-packaged courses, these are for special occasions, when we or our employers require some formal record of achievement (or at least of participation). In the meantime, there's a job to be done, and that's far better achieved through...

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