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5 Timeless Training Concepts

Posted by Lynne Koltookian on 5/7/18 8:00 AM


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I’m a big fan of working out and staying fit. At my local gym, I often notice exercise programs change frequently. One day they are offering cross-fit, a few months later they are offering fitness 360, a few months later they are offering fitness boot camp, and on and on. One fad fitness workout program after another. Who knew there were so many ways to keep fit!

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Tags: facilitation skills, adult learning principles, instructional techniques, presentation skills, instructional design, technology and training, public speaking skills

5 Major Contributors to Adult Learning

Posted by Steve Flanagan on 4/30/18 8:00 AM


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There are many theories and approaches to how adults learn, many of them developed between the 1940’s and 1970’s. Although developed several years ago, these models still drive much of the adult learning today.

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Tags: adult learning principles

3 Tips to Improve Learning Based on the Cognitive Load Principles

Posted by Dawn Lang on 3/26/18 8:00 AM

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Cognitive load refers to the total amount of information your working memory can handle. If the demands placed on working memory are too high, learners may give up in frustration or fail to comprehend.

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Tags: adult learning principles, job performance, instructional design

How to Create Quality eLearning Quizzes

Posted by Steve Flanagan on 9/19/16 8:00 AM



When designing elearning training sessions, instructional designers may spend a lot of time, energy, and resources on how the content will look on the web page. Learners respond well to a graphically pleasing elearning module but it’s also important to pay attention to the actual content of an elearning quiz! Remember that “need to know” content presented in an interesting and well-thought out elearning quiz, along with meaningful feedback, will help make your elearning even more successful.

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Tags: adult learning principles, evaluation, tips-for-trainers, e-learning

10 Tips on How to Study

Posted by Marsha Weisleder on 6/29/15 4:00 AM

Learning how to drive all over again with the help of Langevin’s How Adults Learn workshop…

Well, here’s a funny story. I recently relocated to Atlanta, Georgia. No, not because I want to be a Southern belle, but because I married an American, living in Georgia. The things we do for love, but that’s for another time. So here I am, a permanent resident of the United States and I realize I don’t have a Georgia Driver’s License. Well, that’s easy to change, I thought.

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Tags: adult learning principles

5 Timeless Adult Learning Principles

Posted by Langevin Team on 5/5/14 4:00 AM


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We certainly live in a time where technology has created an environment of incredible change. Techniques, methods of operation, and even ideals become outdated almost as fast as they get introduced. However, there are certain products that are still as relevant, and of the same high quality now as they were decades ago, when they were first invented. Some things do not need to change; we often refer to these as “oldies, but goodies.”

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Tags: adult learning principles, tips-for-trainers, instructional design

8 Instructional Design Tips for Web-Based Training

Posted by Marsha Weisleder on 3/17/14 4:00 AM

It finally happened. Yes, it’s true. After 18 years in the business, I am no longer a newbie. I can finally say I completed my first self-paced e-learning course. And here’s the best part, I loved it! Me, the person who fears technology and craves human interaction! Who would ever believe it?

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Tags: adult learning principles, tips-for-trainers, instructional design

How to Write Training Materials for a Specific Grade Level

Posted by Paul Sitter on 3/13/14 4:00 AM

One phase in the instructional design process is learner analysis. This analysis determines the characteristics of your target audience and will affect your design.


In training, we typically provide written documentation in the form of manuals, handouts, etc. One of the most important items to consider when creating the materials is the reading level of your target audience. This is typically expressed as a grade level. For example, I’ve written this blog at a 10th grade level.

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Tags: adult learning principles, tips-for-trainers, instructional design

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