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Rapid Training Development: Developing Training Courses Fast and Right

ISBN: 978-0-470-39977-4
192 pages
April 2009, Pfeiffer
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Rapid Training Development

Professionals who develop training courses know that during the challenging developmental phase of the five-part Instructional Systems Design—Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation—the actual learning materials are created. The development phase is at the very heart of building a successful training program. They also know that creating learning materials can be an extremely time-consuming process.

Rapid Training Development offers a much-needed resource that outlines rapid approaches and handy techniques for creating effective learning materials that get results. Written by George M. Piskurich, a leader in organizational learning, this vital book is a hands-on guide for developing training courses that can be delivered in a variety of ways—in the classroom, on-the-job-training, asynchronous and synchronous e-learning, structured mentoring or the newest mobile technologies. The book is filled with practical tips, guidelines, and shortcuts that are targeted to each of the various training delivery systems.

Rapid Training Development explains what is (and what isn't) course development and provides a wealth of general rapid course development techniques and suggestions for all types of course development. Filled with illustrative examples, the book shows how various rapid development techniques can be applied in real-life training development situations.

The author explores the use of various techniques for rapid course development such as self-directed learning and performance tools. The book also includes the most current delivery system approaches such as e-learning and popular mobile technologies—podcasting and PDA-based learning.

Rapid Training Development is a hands-on guide for doing it faster, doing it easier, and doing it right.

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Preface.

Introduction: What Course Development Is and Is Not.

Chapter 1: General Rapid Development Techniques.

Need to Know Is What’s Needed.

Don’t Reinvent the Wheel.

Working Backward.

Working Backward: Part Two.

Development Teams.

Vendors As Rapid Development Shortcuts.

Games, a Special Rapid Development Technique with a Special Resource.

Repurposing.

Other General Rapid Development Techniques.

Rapid Prototyping.

Chapter 2: Rapid Classroom Course Development.

Instructor Guide Rapid Development Techniques.

Participant Package Rapid Development Techniques.

Classroom Activities As a Rapid Development Technique.

Vendor Programs As a Rapid Development Technique.

Preparing Instructors As a Rapid Development Technique.

Media Rapid Development Techniques.

Chapter 3: Rapid On-the-Job Training Development.

Trainer Guide.

OJT Learning Guide.

Equipment and Simulations As Rapid Development Techniques.

The Subject-Matter Expert As an OJT Rapid Development Technique.

Chapter 4: Rapid Asynchronous e-Learning Course Development.

Rapid Prototyping Redux.

Consultants As an Asynchronous Rapid Development Technique.

Buying Complete Off-the-Shelf Packages As a Rapid Development Technique.

Customizing Vendor Off-the-Shelf Packages As a Rapid Development Technique.

Buying Asynchronous Activities As a Rapid Development Technique.

Scripts and Storyboards.

Repurposing Classroom Activities for Synchronous Development.

Repurposing Video Slugs.

Other Rapid Development Techniques for Asynchronous Development.

Chapter 5: Rapid Synchronous e-Learning Course Development.

Repurposing Stand-Up Classes As a Synchronous Rapid Development Technique.

Repurposing Classroom (and Other Activities.

Rapid Development Techniques for Original Synchronous Development.

Other Synchronous (and Asynchronous Facilitation Software As Rapid Development Techniques.

Chapter 6: Rapid Online Development.

Online Advantages.

Online Disadvantages.

Learning Needs That Can Be Met Through Online Learning.

Developing Online Learning for Organizations.

Online As a Rapid Development Technique.

Online Rapid Development Techniques.

Chapter 7: Blended Learning as a Rapid Development Technique.

Blended Learning as a Rapid Development Technique.

Blending Synchronous and Asynchronous e-Learning As a Rapid Development Technique.

Chapter 8: Rapid Structured Mentoring Development.

Using Structured Mentoring for Rapid Development.

Structured Mentoring Rapid Development Techniques.

Structured Mentoring for Rapid Non-Management Development.

Chapter 9: Self-Directed Learning and Rapid Development.

Asynchronous Self-Directed Learning As a Rapid Development Technique.

Print SDL As a Skills Training Rapid Development Technique.

Problem-Based Learning As a Rapid Development Technique.

Self-Directed Learning As a Rapid Development Technique.

Chapter 10: Performance Aids As Rapid Development Techniques.

Performance Aids As a Rapid Development Technique.

Rapid Development Techniques for Developing Performance Aids.

Chapter 11: m-Learning and Other Delivery Systems and Rapid Development.

m-Learning Rapid Development Techniques.

Rapid Development Techniques for Developing Simulations.

Reusable Content Objects As a Rapid Development Shortcut.

Knowledge Management As a Rapid Development Technique.

Suggested Resources.

Glossary.

Index.

About the Author.

Pfeiffer Publications Guide.

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George M. Piskurich is a renowned organizational learning and performance consultant specializing in e-learning interventions, performance analysis, and telecommunting. He is the author of numerous books including Rapid Instructional Design, Self-Directed Learning, and The ASTD Handbook of Training Design and Delivery.

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