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How to Grab and Hold Learners’ Attention!

For learners to learn, they must pay attention. It is our job as instructional designers and facilitators to ensure learners will be motivated to focus on the content throughout the lesson.

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Putting the Systematic Learning Process to Work

As a leader in workplace learning and performance, FKA has developed a simple formula to guide design and delivery of learning programs that maximizes learning. Regardless of whether learning happens in a classroom, online, or in the workplace, effective learning uses the Systematic Learning Process.

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Scoping a Learning Solution – Art or Science? Part 5

Part 5 – Project Plan

This is the fifth and final part of our blog, Scoping a Learning Solution – Art or Science?. If you haven’t read the earlier parts, please do so:

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Scoping a Learning Solution – Art or Science? Part 4

Part 4 – Media Requirements & Evaluation Plan

This is the fourth part of our blog ‘Scoping a Learning Solution – Art or Science?’ If you have not read the previous posts, please do so:

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Scoping a Learning Solution – Art or Science? Part 3


Part 3 – Assigning Development Ratios*
*Development Ratios also include the effort required for all the Design activities.

This is the third part of our blog, Scoping a Learning Solution – Art or Science? If you have not read the previous posts, please do so:

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Scoping a Learning Solution – Art or Science? Part 2

Part 2 – Instructional Strategy

This is the second part of our blog, Scoping a Learning Solution – Art or Science?. If you have not read “Part 1 – Estimating Duration” yet, please do so before reading this blog. Part 1 provides an overview of the entire scoping process.

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Scoping a Learning Solution – Art or Science?

Estimating Duration

Scoping a learning solution…is it an art or is there some science involved? After 50+ years of scoping a wide range of learning solutions, FKA can say, “Yes.” There is an ‘art’, or at least a skill, to scoping a solution but we have developed a structured approach that provides a scientific framework to the process.

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Making the Transition from Classroom Trainer to Virtual Classroom Trainer

For those of you who have made the move to facilitating in the virtual world…. Congratulations!

It was simple and easy, right? Or was it?

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Identifying MAD Clients: What L&D Professionals Need to Know

For learning and performance initiatives to be successful, Learning and Development (L&D) professionals must understand who the “real” client is and what sort of help they desire to meet their performance and business needs.

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Conducting Successful Focus Groups

Michael Nolan1

Abstract: Focus groups are widely accepted as a critical data-gathering method that produces key results at a reasonable cost. The method is particularly important when the goal is to gather perceptions, opinions, suggestions, attitudes or feelings about a specific topic. Focus groups are also used to get insight into why these beliefs or feelings are held.

The three keys to planning and conducting successful focus groups are: 1) selecting the right participants, 2) preparing effective questions, and 3) establishing ground rules that support and encourage participation.

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