Is View This 57 Minute Video On Training Design Criteria
From Neil Rackham at MTEC in 1981. That was the Motorola Training & Education Center.
From an earlier post…
In the video above, Neil presents on his “10 Design Criteria” for Instructional designs/programs. And he does it with flip charts that he creates as he goes along. This was 1981, long before PowerPoint, but not overhead transparencies.
- #1- Is what you are teaching, based on a valid success model?
- #2- Is your emphasis on “basic” behaviors/ skills?
- #3- Is there a low threat learning environment?
- #4- Is there an incremental building of skills?
- #5- Is the design a learner-centric approach?
- #6- Are there frequent and objective progress checks?
- #7- Are there maximum practice opportunities?
- #8- Are the behaviors/ skills taught based on a specific performance model?
- #9- Is it exciting to teach/ learn?
- #10- Are there reinforcements back on the job for what is being taught/ learned?
A pretty good checklist, even for 1981. I think every point is valid in today’s technology-rich deployment/ access world of web 2.0+
I think it worth the 1 hour investment to view the video to think about applying the 10 Criteria to your recent/ current/ future efforts.
After Reading Mager & Pipe’s “Analyzing Performance Problems” – The 1st Thing For New L&D Staff To Read
That post is here.
To determine 1st “IF” training/learning is appropriate – “IF” knowledge/skills are the cause of Performance Gaps …
And 2nd to approach it in a way that will create new knowledge/skills based on a valid (and authentic IMO) success model … and keep it simple enough for the learner/Performers to both master and transfer.
Prior and Post To Each Assignment
Pre- I’d explain my objectives for their learning – and discuss how that fits with the approach/methods/processes we would be using … and continuously improving.
Post- I’d debrief them – and clarify any questions – and discuss how that fits with the approach/methods/processes we would be using … and continuously improving.
One of our overall goals as an entity within our Enterprise would be to get more mature.
Hence the need for Continuous Improvement – CI.
Where the R for the I makes it worthwhile, of course.
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