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Carl Roodnick Go-to learning and development consultant and hands-on instructional learning designer and training course developer, when I not editing, sub-editing, proofreading, or sourcing written content as a Journalist.

M = Measuring Training Writing/Writer's

Posted by Carl Roodnick on Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Jada M Addison, MA, an Innovative Change Agent, Resourceful Knowledge Executive, Agile Training Specialist, asked on LinkedIn:
How Do I Measure Training Technical Writing/Writers?

"I will be adding two technical writers to our ever-growing training and development team. I will need to create criteria for measuring their written work.
  • What is the best way to determine the quality of the work they produce? 
  • Is it best to create a written feedback form and send to participants and ask them to measu...

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T = To Measure or not to Measure Writing Outputs

Posted by Carl Roodnick on Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Training and development generally, and technical writing particularly are not like baseball - three strikes, and you're out.

Rather, it is an iterative process, with as many SME reviews and corrections as it takes to produce quality documents.

Typically, with writing any piece of content, measuring is more an art than a science. It's like asking how long is a piece of string? The reason being, that content length and complexity varies from project to project, with multiple variables, some unkn...

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70:20:10 Learning Mix

Posted by Carl Roodnick on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 In : Learning Culture 
Seventy-Twenty-Ten Learning Mix or 70:20:10 Learning Mix-up?

Attracting and retaining savvy talent has got - well - complicated. Gone are the days when a mechanistic model of learning could be willy-nilly applied in the workplace with any measure or hope of success. Here are some reasons why.

What could you gain from a fifteen-minute free consultation over the phone or exchange via email? You won't know until you have taken up this offer. Click on the Contact Us button at the top-right of this ...

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S = Stickability

Posted by Carl Roodnick on Monday, June 20, 2016 In : Learning Transfer 
So how does learning stick?

Glad you asked. The post from Linked In's Learning, Education and Training Professionals Group below, attempts to answer this.

See the Learning Transfer category for more great ideas (You may need to zoom in to get a clearer view).



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N = Needs Analysis

Posted by Carl Roodnick on Monday, January 26, 2015 In : Needs Analysis 
So often the perceived need is band-aided - by providing soft-skills training in order to help managers achieve their goals

Click on the upper graphic to gain the gist of a similar LInkedIn correspondent's dilemma. Thereafter, click on the lower one to find my response to his question, together with several new and allied questions that arise, as I attempt gain clarity around what indeed led to his original question, and how best to tackle it.



Does this discussion spark off or resonate with a q...

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I = Instructional Designer

Posted by Carl Roodnick on Monday, November 10, 2014 In : Instructional Designer 
How would you describe the role of an Instructional Designer? 
Is this distinct from that of a Subject Matter Expert?

Glad you asked - as this was the subject of a LInkedIn query to which I replied. Also under discussion, was the pivotal process of Needs Analysis and Subject Matter Experts. Intriguing? Zoom in on the graphic below for more:



Have you or do you need to determine a perceived learning need, and want to discuss this with a Learning Specialist or Consultant? Kindly click on the Contac...

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T = Training as a Service

Posted by Carl Roodnick on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 In : Capturing Market 
Training as a Service (TaaS) is the latest buzz phrase - where training providers consciously choose to change their traditional offerings from being merely product-based to being service-driven in order to keep abreast of the shift in the training market.

For far too long providers of training have been content to put their products out there in the mistaken hope that clients will place their orders accordingly. I make the case for a mind-shift, based on the latest thinking and best practices...

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C = Case Studies

Posted by Carl Roodnick on Friday, September 5, 2014 In : Design & Development Tips 
A request was made  via a LinkedIn posting, for case studies which could be used to train analytical thinking to Sales Managers needing to grapple with analysing financials

Case studies and scenario-based examples are useful when training problem-solving, decision-making, communication skills, and occupationally-based content.

Zoom into the graphic below for a more pleasant reading experience if you are interested in finding a best practice solution that fits your need.



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O = Online Training

Posted by Carl Roodnick on Monday, September 1, 2014 In : Learning Culture 
The case for online training

The question was asked in a L&D Professionals LInkedIn posting whether online training is important. I offered a candid view  which you can click on or zoom into below for a more reader-friendly perusal:



At the end of the day, online learning has its pros and cons, depending on your company's learning culture, infrastructure, budget, and in-house expertise. Kindly click on the Contact Us button at the top-right of this screen, if you would like to discuss a blended ...

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Managing Learning versus Talent Development

Posted by Carl Roodnick on Friday, August 1, 2014 In : Development Goals 
Is there a difference between Learning Management and Talent Development?

A question along these lines was posed in the Learning and Development Professionals group on LinkedIn. While the contributor noted that not all organisations made this distinction, he believed there should be a difference.

Here's that posting together with my comments. You may need to zoom into the graphic below in order to make the text more legible:




Both affect succession planning and career-pathing, and both involve a ...

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