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Training Design Basics, 2nd Edition

Book Description

If you are designing a training program for the first time, this practical book is for you. Part of ATD’s Training Basics series, it zeroes in on how to design successful training for the face-to-face or virtual classroom. It also serves as a guide for developing self-study training programs, such as online tutorials and workbooks. Internationally renowned workplace learning expert and educator Saul Carliner not only delves into the analysis and evaluation phases of training design—where most books stop—but also gives prominence to core competencies like materials development, marketing, and administration. Updated to reflect changes in training practices, this second edition helps instructional designers hone key training skills. Major additions include guidance on live virtual and online tutorials, completely new training programs, and tips for how to adjust design practice when working under stringent conditions. In this book you will learn: Best practices for designing and developing training programs in the real world. Tactics to successfully launch and run training programs you’ve designed. How to adjust design practices along three tiers of effort in platinum, silver, and bronze scenarios.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Contents
  5. About the Training Basics Series
  6. Preface
  7. 1. The Basics of Designing Training Programs
    1. What Is Design for Training?
    2. Basic Principles of Training Design
    3. The ADDIE Approach to Instructional Design
    4. Getting It Done
  8. 2. The Basics of Planning a Training Project
    1. Getting Started
    2. Planning the Project
    3. Platinum, Silver, and Bronze Types of Projects
    4. Getting It Done
  9. 3. The Basic Information Needed to Start a Project
    1. Eight Types of Information Needed in Training Needs Analysis
    2. Four Methods of Uncovering Needs
    3. Platinum, Silver, and Bronze Types of Projects
    4. Getting It Done
  10. 4. The Basic Instructional Objective
    1. The Basic Value of Objectives and Evaluation
    2. Establishing Objectives
    3. Drafting the Evaluations
    4. Presenting the Analysis and Requirements
    5. Platinum, Silver, and Bronze Types of Projects
    6. Getting It Done
  11. 5. The Basics of Organizing Training Programs
    1. Beginning the Design Process
    2. Choosing an Appropriate Format
    3. Choosing a Communication Medium
    4. Structuring the Training Program
    5. Platinum, Silver, and Bronze Types of Projects
    6. Getting It Done
  12. 6. The Basics of Choosing an Instructional Strategy
    1. Characteristics of an Engaging Training Program
    2. Four Common Instructional Strategies for Presenting Material
    3. Choosing an Instructional Strategy
    4. Presenting Design Plans
    5. Platinum, Silver, and Bronze Types of Projects
    6. Getting It Done
  13. 7. The Basics of Developing Instructional Materials
    1. Getting Started With Development
    2. Preparing Materials for Live Training Programs
    3. Preparing Materials for Self-Study Training Programs
    4. Preparing Common Parts of Training Programs
    5. Platinum, Silver, and Bronze Types of Projects
    6. Getting It Done
  14. 8. The Basics of Preparing and Producing Instructional Materials
    1. Preparing Instructional Materials
    2. Producing Instructional Materials
    3. Platinum, Silver, and Bronze Types of Projects
    4. Getting It Done
  15. 9. The Basic Quality Checks for Training Programs
    1. What Is Formative Evaluation?
    2. The Three Basic Types of Formative Evaluation
    3. Revising the Training Program
    4. Platinum, Silver, and Bronze Types of Projects
    5. Getting It Done
  16. 10. The Basics of Administering Training Programs
    1. Administering Training Programs
    2. Marketing Training Programs
    3. Supporting Training Programs
    4. Closing a Design and Development Project
    5. Platinum, Silver, and Bronze Types of Projects
    6. Getting It Done
  17. References
  18. Additional Resources
  19. About the Author