Industry experts will cover a variety of topics in their presentations at Training Tech Solutions, coming October 15-17 in Salt Lake City, UT. Here, are some links to full articles from the presenters found on www.trainingmag.com.
Silence Kills, Dialogue Heals
The reluctance of American workers to confront questionable workplace practices takes an extensive toll on results such as productivity, quality, job satisfaction, and especially safety. Here's how to use crucial conversation skills to address issues, solve problems, and save lives.
On-Target and On-Time: E-Project Management
Relatively few projects in e-learning course development end up complete failures. But anyone familiar with Murphy's Law will know that whatever can go wrong will, especially in any area that couples technology and instruction.
Virtual World Learning
It's the much-anticipated keynote speech at JavaOne 2007. One of Sun Microsystems' senior leaders takes the stage as his colleague flies around the audience fielding questions. I'm sitting next to Darth Vader, and the guy in front of me is blocking my view with his oversized wings. A couple of seats down from me, a participant is hunched over, apparently in a deep sleep.
Some things never change, even in the virtual world of Second Life.
Let the Sims Begin
Games-based learning combines graphics, gameplay, and training technologies to create a compelling training experience. For example, dangerous lava flows threaten to destroy Neuro Island, unless pharmaceutical reps can overcome treacherous terrain by using product knowledge to get to the top of a bubbling volcano.
Building a Learning Architecture
We live in a world in a constant state of change: The way the world works is changing. Competition is changing. Technology is changing. Work is changing. And the workforce itself is changing.
Trainers may believe they are responding and encouraging discourse in their sessions, but, in reality, their responses often lack enough depth or insight to truly facilitate learning. Here are some tips to change that.