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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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Creating a Level 1 Evaluation or Smile Sheet


This week in IPT 536 we were tasked with creating a Level 1 evaluation or “smiles” sheet.  Level 1 smiles give instructional designer insight into the participants “reaction” how effectively the content was delivered.  Level 1 evaluations are opportunities for … 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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Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Evaluation


As we know evaluation is a key part of Instructional Design — it is the only way to know whether our training program actually produced learning. Unfortunately, evaluation is also one of the parts of ID most frequently left out … Continue reading

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Applying Gagne’s 9 Event’s of Instruction


This week in IPT we are tasked with applying the Gagne’s 9 Events of Instruction to a classroom/lab-based instruction or on-the-job training (OJT) instruction or online instruction. BACKGROUND: I chose to do a lesson based off of my experience using … Continue reading

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Best Friends: Kellers ARCS and Gagne’s 9 Events:


Our job as instructional designers is to great engaging, results-oriented training that provides opportunities for on the job application. This week in class our focus was Gagne’s Nine Events of Instruction and Keller’s ARCS.  These two instructional design strategies provide … Continue reading

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Mager and ABCD method: Writing behavioral objectives


This week in IPT 536 the focus was on writing behavioral objectives using the ABCD (audience, behavior, conditions, degree) or Mager method (performance, conditions, and criteria).  I must admit this was QUITE hard at first.  As a teacher I am … 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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