mylearning by TrainingFolks

Professional development courses - learn at your own pace!

Was the course effective? Did the students meet the objectives? Were they satisfied? Did their knowledge and skills transfer? What was the impact and ROI? What is the gap in performance? Are we “adding value”? The true nature of evaluation is about first making sure you are asking the right questions…and then being able to make well-informed decisions. In this course you’ll have an opportunity to enhance your ability to quickly plan any type of evaluation you may need to conduct!   CONTENT When to Evaluate? — Highlights the nature of evaluation and provides a simple framework for the common types of evaluation most often conducted. How to Plan an Evaluation — Details an evaluation planning worksheet that will guide you through each element of the planning process. Case Study — Outlines a sample evaluation planning worksheet to help illustrate how the rapid planning process works in practice. Challenge — Where we will wrap up key points and offer you an opportunity to confirm your knowledge. Read more

Quizzes, tests, exams, knowledge checks, challenges … by any name, assessments have been the cause of too many “bitten nails” and “chewed pencils”! Indeed, assessments (or “testing” if we are blatant about it) is an inevitable, but too often dreaded, part of learning…. not only for the student or participant, but for the instructional designers and trainers as well… Yes…there’s plenty of “test anxiety” to go around! But, that’s about to change… With the right planning, guidelines, and tools… you can develop effective assessments that appropriately measure performance, build confidence all around, and make a positive impact on the business!   CONTENT The Value of Assessments —quickly addresses how assessments are used along with an introduction to the three phases of assessment development. Planning Your Assessments —the first step in the development process, is about gathering the requirements and information you need. Writing Your Assessments —the second step, details what works and what doesn’t when it comes to writing assessments. Monitoring Your Assessments —the third step, briefly reviews how to make sure your assessments stay on target. Summary and Challenge —where we will wrap up key points and offer you an opportunity to confirm your knowledge. Read more

If you’ve ever had the opportunity to help someone else learn, at various times you’ve probably been concerned that the learner is confused, struggling, fatigued, or in disagreement, or even if you’re helping them at all. In a formal setting we rely heavily on eye contact, facial expression, and body language. Effective instructors and facilitators use this visual feedback to dynamically adjust pacing, tone of voice, proximity to student, questioning, and other instructional techniques. But what if you have none of those cues to guide you? How can you design and deliver effective learning experiences when instructors and students are not face to face in the same room? That’s what this course is about.   CONTENT Going Virtual — Key characteristics and a central question: is it the method or the medium that makes the difference? Capabilities and Limitations — Virtual classrooms have both. Using Appropriate Instructional Methods — What works in practice for essential instructional elements. Motivation and Excitement — Virtual classrooms do not have to be slow and boring. Going Beyond Same Time — A combination of synchronous and asynchronous activities along with emerging technologies can infinitely expand the possibilities of the virtual classroom. Read more

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