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Building Learning Paths: Connecting the Dots (video)

Usually we focus on course development, but what if courses were part of a larger set of learning activities or pathways. The value of learning paths is that they can be linked to career paths or certifications that can reduce overall learning time and costs for employers. Scott Schaffer with Caveo Learning explains how learning paths can be aligned with performance improvement and talent management. Recorded May 16, 2014 in Austin at Austin ATD. Duration: 38:12. Video production by Clay Leben.

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The People Side of Change (audio recording)

Why Do Change Initiatives Fail?

According to research cited by Beverly Moore, approximately 70% of all change initiatives fail. It’s a sobering statistic.

On the other hand, proponents of Organizational Change Management say using its principles will increase the probability of success up to 90%!  Organization change management (OCM) is a structured approach to enhance the speed, adoption, and sustainment of a business transformation. As an internal OCM consultant at Dell, Moore has over 25 years of experience designing and executing large corporate organizational development strategies. Her Dell responsibilities can involve change efforts with thousands of people and a stakeholder group of over 150 employees in several countries. 

Moore’s presentation to the Austin ASTD chapter ID SIG on March 22, 2012 introduced managing the “people side” of change, the common reasons transformation efforts fail, and how to improve the chances of success. Continue reading

Vernon Rooze on Constructing Good Questions

A recording of Vernon Rooze’s  January 24, 2007 presentation to the Instructional Design SIG of the ASTD Austin Chapter.

This presentation on Constructing Good Questions included topics such as special considerations in online testing, writing good test items, common grammar mistakes, and how to write multiple-choice questions that test  Bloom’s taxonomy’s higher levels such as evaluation and application. At the time of this presentation, Vernon was an instructional design specialist at Apple in Austin.

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Rapid ID according to Thiagi and Star Fisher

In 2007,  Star Fisher attended a Houston workshop with Dr. Thiagi, famous advocate of fun and games in learning design. She summarized Dr. Thiagi’s 14 rapid development principles and 8 design steps for the ID SIG of the Austin ASTD chapter on October 22, 2009. Star’s 2-page handout can be downloaded by clicking  Rapid ID Handout by Star Fisher. Star is a Curriculum Designer with Time Warner Cable who builds training materials for new hire employees. She has over 15 years experience designing training and is an ASTD CPLP. Continue reading

Contextual Design Methodology – July Austin ID SIG Meeting

ASTD Austin ID SIG Meeting of July 23, 2009.

Its been many months since I attended an ID SIG meeting but the topic drew me in so I drove downtown at rush hour.

It was well worth my time. Robin Brandenburg, Director of Momentum and Innovation at Six Red Marbles did not disappoint, giving a smooth, articulate presentation to about 15 assembled instructional designers. Robin used the slick new slide program called Prezi to good effect. Continue reading

Audio: James Caras – Characteristics of E-learning 2.0