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About Learning in the News

Musings from Michele B. Medved about the application of adult learning theories, methodologies and best practices in the real world

Designing Learning for “when things go wrong”

http://www.learningsolutionsmag.com/articles/834/designing-learning-for-when-things-go-wrong   Advertisements

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12 tips for working with Subject Matter Experts

The power of social collaboration in practice!  These tips came from a wiki I facilitated while teaching  an introductory  Technical Communication Class at Cal State Dominguez Hills. Contact me if you want the full list of 76 challenges and solutions. … Continue reading

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Building a Better Boss- A Localized, Competency Based Approach

This weekend’s New York Times article Google’s Quest To Build a Better Boss describes how Google used performance reviews, feedback surveys and award nominations to come up with a list of  directives, in order of importance, to make engineers better … Continue reading

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Learning Byte Video: Selecting the right words for Performance Objectives

Here is the link to my Learning Byte presentation for ASTD of Los Angeles. http://www.facebook.com/TrainingLA

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“How to Train Your Dragon” can also teach training folk

“How to Train your Dragon” was one of the top performing movies of 2010. I finally got to view this movie on DVD with my children. It was a great movie-going experience AND included some key learning points for Learning … Continue reading

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Repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell – Behavioral Training plays a key role

The word “Training” has rocked the press this week with the repeal of the military don’t ask, don’t tell law. We are looking at a major organizational change effort, in which training will play a key role. Secretary of Defense … Continue reading

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Designing Competency Based Training with Bloom’s Taxonomy

Today I delivered a workshop on using Bloom’s taxonomy to deliver competency based training. It was an excellent learning experience. I learned more about Bloom’s taxonomy by creating the presentation (using knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, evaluation) I also learned from … Continue reading

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