Evidence-based Training Methods: A Guide for Training Professionals

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American Society for Training and Development, 2010 - Business & Economics - 268 pages
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"Thanks to a growing body of research evidence, we've learned a great deal in the last 20 years about which methods really work when training people. Yet many trainers still use time-honored methods and assume they work -- despite recent evidence to the contrary. Whether you're a classroom instructor, training manager, or designer of e-learning, your training will be more effective when you base your methods on evidence. With this book as your guide, you can thoroughly incorporate evidence and learning psychology into your program design, development, and delivery decisions. You'll save your organization time and money wasted on training fads that don't work, and invest resources more productively in proven training methods"--amazon.com.
 

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Dr. Ruth Colvin Clark has been researching what really works in the training industry for decades now. In this book, she gives anyone who teaches a concise review of what myths exist in our ... Read full review

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Many professionals suffer misconceptions about which training methods work and which do not. Instructional design expert Ruth Colvin Clark explodes the myths regarding training. To replace the practices she discredits, Clark gives instructors numerous research-based recommendations. Learning professionals turn to Clark for their own development, an accolade from her peers that encourages getAbstract to recommend her heavily researched insights to teachers, training materials developers, e-learning professionals and training managers.
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Contents

Introduction
1
Training Fads and Fiction
7
Learning and the Elements of Instruction
25
Evidencebased Use of Visuals and Words
75
EvidenceBased Use of Examples and Practice
145
Leveraging Learning Architectures
181
Whats Next?
237
References
247
Glossary
253
About the Author
261
Index
263
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Ruth Colvin Clark has worked for more than twenty-five years with instructional professionals assigned to design, develop, and select effective training for classroom or computer delivery. She is widely published in the areas of training, development, and performance improvement.

Richard E. Mayer is professor of psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is an internationally-recognized expert in the application of learning psychology to design of instruction in multimedia learning environments and the author of Multimedia Learning and is the editor of the Cambridge Handbook of Multimedia Learning.

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