According to Dr. Ruth Colvin Clark, a renowned specialist in
instructional design and workplace learning, workplace learning and
development professionals are wasting their time and money focusing
on fads and myths like learning styles and relying on course
satisfaction surveys as evidence of training effectiveness.
Colvin Clark has written a new book, Evidence-Based Training
Methods: A Guide for Training Professionals, that helps
learning practitioners professionalize their work by using research
and evidence to validate their methods. Bridging the gap between
instructional research and workplace practice, Colvin Clark tackles
popular training myths and makes a strong business case for
dropping fads that don't work and investing resources in proven
Instructors, training managers, and instructional designers will
find this book insightful and practical as it guides practitioners
to incorporate evidence and learning psychology into program
design, development, and delivery decisions.
Evidence-Based Training Methods: A Guide for Training
Professionals is published by ASTD Press. You can order it by visiting
Ruth Colvin Clark will be speaking on Sunday, May 16th at the
ASTD 2010 International
Conference & Exposition in Chicago, IL, where she will also
have a book signing.