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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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This book provides no-nonsense, highly efficient techniques for a variety of typical training processes, including classroom and on-the-job training, and mentoring. It shows how to use these techniques in a variety of delivery systems, including computer-based and mobile learning and addresses other development techniques that can augment rapid course development methods. Training and development practitioners will appreciate the book's case examples of how each technique is applied. This book provides no-nonsense, highly efficient techniques for a variety of typical training processes, including classroom and on-the-job training, and mentoring. It shows how to use these techniques in a variety of delivery systems, including computer-based and mobile learning and addresses other development techniques that can augment rapid course development methods. Training and development practitioners will appreciate the book's case examples of how each technique is applied.
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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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