Lessons in Learning, e-Learning, and Training Perspectives and Guidance for the Enlightened Trainer

ISBN-10: 0787976660
ISBN-13: 9780787976668
Edition: 2005
Authors: Roger C. Schank
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Description: Organised around issues that commonly come up in the design of training, these essays include practical guidance in the form of summaries, tips and techniques, checklists, highlighted topics to think about and other job aids.

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Book details

List price: $55.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/14/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Organised around issues that commonly come up in the design of training, these essays include practical guidance in the form of summaries, tips and techniques, checklists, highlighted topics to think about and other job aids.

Foreword
Introduction
I Told You Not to Tell Me That
The case for not "telling" in training-and some guidelines for doing it if you must
I Wanted to Learn But There Was No Money in It
Thoughts on the relationship between learning goals and rewards-and how to design training that helps learners stay motivated
Teaching What Can't Be Taught
The value of knowing what you cannot fix-and understanding how people really change and what the culture has to do with it
Knowing Isn't Doing
The reasons most e-learning is so bad (and other training, for that matter)-and five questions to ask to begin to make it better
Enron Fixes Their Communication Problems
Thoughts on when to just say no-like when your company asks for a training course
Sex and Chicken
The role of nonconscious learning-and how to help adults do it
I Can't Remember Whether I Ate the Whole Thing
On the difference between event memory and procedural memory-and how practice has to figure in
Sir, Step Away from the Fig Newton
How what happens in real life undoes training-and what to do about it
Billy's Home Run
Storytelling insights-and how hearing, telling, and living stories makes for good training
What's Doing?
The excuses for not doing doing-based training-and how to avoid them
Pardon Me, I Must Have Misplaced My Stereotype
The pros and cons of stereotyping-and how to teach people to do it well
Every Curriculum Tells a Story (Don't It?)
The problems with most curricula today-and how they inspire a different way to define the training designer's job
And We'll Have Fun, Fun, Fun 'til Our Company Takes the e-Learning Away
Why most e-learning is boring, not fun-and real-world tips for making it more engaging
I Disagree with the Question
The importance of getting the questions right-so the rest of your job is easy
Corporate Dragons
Why most e-learning you are likely to encounter isn't very good-and how to recognize it
Time for AI
How AI might help when you have a problem that you need a smart computer to do-like building story-based training systems
About the Author
Index
Pfeiffer Publications Guide

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