How to Write Terrific Training Materials Methods, Tools, and Techniques

ISBN-10: 1118454030

ISBN-13: 9781118454039

Edition: 2013

Authors: Jean Barbazette

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Successful training programs are designed using a series of interactive materials that help learners discover concepts and apply what is learned back to the job. The systematic process described in this book will help raise the trainer's skills to the next level of development. Easy-to-use tools and templates answer all the questions trainers, course designers, and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) may have about how to develop training materials and more easily create the best training program in the shortest amount of time.
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Book details

List price: $50.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 5/10/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Exhibits and Tools
Website Contents
Overview of the Design Process
Essential Steps in the Training Design Process
Where Materials Development Fits into the Design Process
A Ten-Part Training Plan to Use as a Blueprint for Materials Development
How to Present a Training Plan to Management and Gain Approval
Next Steps
Objectives for Writing Projects
Instructional Objectives Versus Objectives for Training Program Materials
Write Instructional Objectives
Four Characteristics of Instructional Objectives
Four Elements of Well-Written Objectives for Training Program Materials
Sample Objectives for Writing Materials
Next Steps
Use the Writing Process
Assess Your Writing Skills
Use Four Steps to Organize Your Ideas
Next Steps
What Are the Best Training Methods?
Select the Best Learning Experiences
Select the Appropriate Technical Training Methods to Promote Recall and Application
Select the Best Audiovisual Support for Materials Design and Delivery
Pace Training Methods to Avoid Boredom
Determine How Much Practice Is Needed to Learn a Skill
Sequence Training Methods Using a Situational Training Model
Describe How the Materials Development Process Changes Based on Classroom Versus e-Learning Delivery
Next Steps
Develop Materials for Learning Activities
Write Three Types of Materials, Depending on the Purpose
Use a Seven-Step Process to Design Learning Activities
Adapt, Modify, or Create New Learning Experiences
Create Discovery Learning by Developing Five Adult Learning Steps Process Any Learning Activity
Distinguish the Use of Different Types of Handout Materials
Edit Materials to Address Content and Format Issues
Develop Effective and Lean Job Aids
Use Different Graphic Looks to Enhance Training Materials
Next Steps
Develop Learning Activities to Acquire Knowledge and Skill and to Influence Attitudes
Application Sharing
The Case Study Method
How to Develop a Case Study
Discussion or Chat
Games and Simulations
In-Basket Exercises
Jigsaw Learning, Teaching Learning Teams, Teaching Projects
Task Force Projects
Writing Tasks
Session Starters and Energizers
Next Steps
Develop Learning Activities to Acquire Knowledge
Learning Tournaments
Self-Study Materials, Printed Resources, and Information Search
Course Pre-Work
Study Groups
Observation, Field Trips, and Video
Next Steps
Develop Learning Activities to Acquire Skill
Practice and Return Demonstrations
Role Play/Skill Practice
Next Steps
Develop Learning Activities to Influence Attitudes
Empathy Role Play
Inquiry-Oriented Discussions
Self-Assessments and Inventories
Behavior Modeling
Next Steps
Develop Assessments and Tests
Why Write Tests?
Do We Need to Test? Criteria for Testing
Skill Performance Tests
Knowledge Tests
Test Development Steps
Test Reliability
Test Validity
Skill Performance Rating Systems
Next Steps
Develop a Lesson Plan or Leader's Guide
Contents of Lesson Plans
Types of Lesson Plans
Design Effective Visual Support
Flip Charts, Whiteboards
Design Slides with Power
Color Psychology
Transition and Build Checklist
Video Scripting
Converting Classrom Training for e-Learning
About the Author
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