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Brinkerhoff’s Success Case Method: An IPTers Dream


The Success Case Method: A Strategic Evaluation Approach to Increasing the Value and Effect of Training by Robert O. Brinkerhoff ” Despite the fact that effective human resource development (HRD) operations are vital to overall organization success,most organizations fail to … Continue reading

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Kirkpatrick does a 180: That’s more like it


In my last post, I ended with saying Training and Learning departments, just as any other business unit, needs to be accountable for effective and efficient delivery of its services as any business unit.  The Kirkpatrick Framework provides us a … Continue reading

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Kirkpatrick: The Proverbial Buddha??


In IPT 536 Foundations, we were introduced to Kirkpatrick’s 4 Levels of Evaluation.  His taxonomy is quite revered in the IPT world (kind of like a magical buddha).  Donald Kirkpatrick published a taxonomy  of criteria for evaluating instruction that is … Continue reading

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Teacher vs. Instructional Designer vs. Trainer


While surfing the internet, I was trying to find similarities between teaching and instructional design. I must admit when I  first started my graduate program, I thought teachers and instructional designers were the same but with a different name.   (  … Continue reading

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Bloom’s Taxonomy and Writing Job Objectives


“Fight like you train and train like you fight.” “Training and Job Performance is all about building bridges”   As a teacher, Bloom’s taxonomy was not a new concept. At the beginning of each class, I would have students read … Continue reading

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