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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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Running Effective Meetings: Getting the Most Out of Your Meetings

All of us have experienced meetings that start late, run long, go off topic, and have no structure to encourage productivity. This leads to a waste of valuable time, money and resources, and needs to stop!

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Running Effective Meetings: Encouraging Constructive Participation

In the first three blogs in this series about running effective meetings focused on the Organizational Skills:

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Running Effective Meetings: Keeping Moving (Part 3)

In the first two blogs in this series about running effective meetings we identified the first phase, Getting Started, and the 7 Key Actions that should take place, prior to the working part of the meeting:

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Running Effective Meetings: Getting Started (Part 2)

In the first blog in this series , Running Effective Meetings: Getting Started (Part 1) we identified the first phase, Getting Started, and the first 4 Key Actions that should take place, prior to the meeting:

  1. Define the purpose and desired outcome.
  2. Determine if a group meeting is necessary.
  3. Identify who should attend. Define when and where
  4. Communicate the purpose and desired outcomes to all participants.
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Running Effective Meetings: Getting Started (Part 1)

In last week’s blog we identified several reasons why meetings are often a waste of time.

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Stop Wasting My Time: The Expense of Ineffective Meetings

Have you ever doodled or day dreamed during a meeting, or made “To Do” lists while someone goes on and on about who knows what? Well join the crowd.

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eLearning Game Development Workflow Part 3

3. Develop the Storyboard

The third step in developing an online game is to represent the game concept in terms the programmer can interpret. This is achieved by preparing a storyboard of the game. The game storyboard is similar to the storyboard prepared for any e-learning development project. In this case you:

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