Twitter the real brain friendly approach to informal learning Can Twitter be used as a training tool? The traditional approach to learning is to identify end to end learning that is required to achieve a new task. While this works for structured learning it is not very effective for informal or personal learning. The human brain does not think in large logical 'articles', instead it thinks of information in small chunks, of which they form the whole picture. the process is not logical. indeed … [Read more...] about Why Twitter is good for learning
Sample Training Needs Analysis Template Often when starting out in training, managers are required to undertake a training needs analysis (TNA) on their people, however one of the hardest things to do in any job is start with a blank sheet. So here is one to get you started. We have other articles on TNAs here at RapidBI however the basic process is: identify the core skills or competencies the organisation or department needs map each individual against those needs - i.e. how well … [Read more...] about Training Needs Analysis Template – TNA sample
Templates for writing a training session or a lesson plan can be a confusing task to people new to the world of learning. One of the challenges for a new trainer is the development of a lesson or session plan for a training course or module. The reason this is such a challenge are often simple – tutors do not provide a sample template or format to copy, saying that it is the trainer or teachers choice, however when you are learning this is more of a barrier than an enabler of choice to … [Read more...] about Writing a training session or lesson plan – templates
Relax & Relate.. the first 5 minutes are the most important Follow the 3 Golden Rules: Relax & Relate - the most important 'work' is often done before the event starts, when you meet and build rapport individually with the learners. Agree the Agenda with the group - Use the phrase 'It's your course', to encourage involvement and ownership - especially with resistant participants. Agree a clear 'Course Protocol' - i.e. what's 'ok' and not ok, e.g. Ok: contributing, being … [Read more...] about Advice for new trainers
Developing the developers - CPD for trainers Training our Trainers The results of the developing the developers survey shows us some of the learning and development priorities in terms of continuous professional development - CPD for trainers. Box quote.. ” If I don't know I don't know I think I know If I don't know I know I think I don't know Laing R D (1970) KnotsHarmondsworth; Penguin (p.55)” Roles of trainers There are in effect two primary roles in learning and … [Read more...] about Developing the developers – CPD for trainers
Four step learning ladder - a model for learning to learn The Learning Ladder describes the steps we go through when learning a new skill. Four levels or steps of learning Unconscious incompetence - We don't know what we don't know Conscious incompetence - We know what we don't know Conscious competence - We know what we know Unconscious competence - We don't know what we know It can be applied to virtually all learning scenarios but the example we will use here is … [Read more...] about The four steps to learning
17 things to looks for in a Train the Trainer course... Search the web for a train the trainer course and you are provided with a long list of websites which all appear to meet your needs - but do they? What is a train the trainer course? are they all the same and will they meet your needs? What is Train the Trainer? Lets first look at what a trainer is. Today in 2010 a trainer is a little different from those 10-20 years ago, indeed even the language has changed. There are in essence 4 types … [Read more...] about Train the trainer course – what to look for?
CPM -v- CPD The phrase CPD - continuous professional development has been around for a long time but do many organizations actually do it or do they practice CPM - Continuous professional maintenance - only doing enough to keep people at the same level, sure it may involve some learning but it is not about developing the person.In some professions practitioners have to take annual or bi-annual assessments - not to show progress but to show that they have stayed still. Now in some areas I can … [Read more...] about CPM -v- CPD Is there a future in business led professional development?
Looking for a CIPD Certificate in Training Practice (CTP) course? Which is the right CIPD CTP course for you? Over the last few weeks I have been looking for the CIPD Certificate in Training Practice (CTP) for one of my clients and put together a quick comparison chart for them to help them decide who to go with. As I've done the work thought I might as well share it with you. If you have any others to add please send them to me for addition. BPP Bradfield … [Read more...] about CIPD Certificate in Training Practice (CTP) courses compared
Are you involved in IT or technical training? The IITT in association with the BCS have launched a new training standard. Three of the leading companies to go through trainer or assessor accreditation are: Matrix42 Synergy Training Happy Computers Matrix42 were the first to have both their trainers and assessors accredited. Options include provision of training only, assessment only and training and assessing. The TPMA award of an Institute Certificate in Training Practice (ICTP) is … [Read more...] about TPMA – Trainers & Assessors for the IITT train the trainer award
A great definition of training: “Training is concerned with providing an individual with the opportunity to learn what s/he needs to in order to do their job more effectively” Source: Megginson and Pedler TAGS: tips, learning, adult … [Read more...] about Training Definition