Do you have to train large numbers of people and don't know how to get started? Do you wonder if the world of professional training might have anything to offer to assist you as you plan great learning experiences? This session is targeted at anyone tasked with creating training materials on any topic (not just Agile).

Agilists who turn to training pros for help are often dismayed to discover that traditional instructional  design is based on a waterfall model. These Agilists may conclude that the training world has little to offer them, and resort to planning learning experiences based on their own common sense and background.

Agile instructional design combines the best of both worlds – advanced adult learning theory and the principles of solid learning design with the flexibility and power of Agile with scrum. Following this workshop, you will be able to:

• Describe the Agile instructional design  approach to training
• List the key characteristics of good training
• Describe the basics principles of adult learning theory

In this workshop, you will identify adult learning principles that you can apply immediately to your training projects and learn how to “agilize” the instructional design process. You will return to your workplace ready to take your learning design to the next level.

 
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Duration

Topic/Activity

5 mins

Welcome and introduction

  • Traditional instructional design is waterfall
  • Who I am
  • Education versus training
  • Agile ISD is effective for the same reasons that Agile software development is
  • YOU CAN DO THIS

5 mins

Objectives

  • Why they are important
  • How to write them for development use
    • Clear
    • Measurable
    • Traceable
  • How to write them for student use

10 mins

What is “good training?”

  • How we know training is any good?
  • The basics of adult learning theory and instructional design
  • What is good instructional design

10 mins

Application

  • In small groups, create an action plan to improve your own learning events
  • Report on your results

5 mins

Agile instructional design – the how and the why

5 mins

Resources – instructional design principles that you can count on

5 mins

Q&A

Learning Outcome

At the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Define “training” versus “education”
  • List the key characteristics of good training
  • State the reasons for preparing excellent training materials
  • State the reasons for having objectives for any learning activity
  • Explain how to translate objectives into statements suitable for the learner
  • State the relationship between testing and learning
  • List the basics principles of adult learning theory
  • Describe the Agile instructional design approach to training
  • List instructional design resources for further study

Target Audience

Anyone responsible for training large numbers of people in group settings

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  • George Dinwiddie
    By George Dinwiddie  ~  10 months ago
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    Three of the four links on page 9 (https://www.slideshare.net/secret/L5Gn6aEiYQBRVY) don't work for me (broken, or behind paywalls).

    • Lisa Cooney
      By Lisa Cooney  ~  10 months ago
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      Thanks for letting me know.  I have fixed the links.


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