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Base of Support: Providing Participant Guides for Online Learning

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Nanette Miner

When moving from classroom-based training to the online environment, most instructional designers do away with the participant guide, thinking, "Who would use a participant guide while sitting alone at their desks?" This may be the primary reason why online learning com... More »

Because You Can’t Learn to Ride a Bicycle From a Book

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Educational simulations are a broad genre of immersive learning simulations focused on increasing participants' mastery level in the real world. They differ from computer games in that their goal is not to be fun for participants (although they do engender a level of en... More »

The Non-Drowsy Virtual Classroom

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Nanette Miner

We know good facilitation skills: Ask don't tell, and encourage discussion among participants, not just between you and the participants. An instructor needs to play devil's advocate to challenge people's thinking. Yet when they move from the traditional classroom to th... More »

Flex Training

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BB&T Corporation, headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, is among the nation's top-performing financial holding companies, with $137 billion in assets. Its bank subsidiaries operate approximately 1,500 financial centers that stretch from Indiana to Florida.... More »

Training With the Punches

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A food service and transportation company is forced to revamp a training initiative when the declining economy deals an unexpected blow. More »