Just as we all began with basic addition and worked our way up to algebra and geometry in school, our professional skills must be built up over time. A training course here or there over the span of a year can help employees with short-term needs, but does not allow the build-up of knowledge critical for more complex skills and professional growth. To encourage long-term change, it is necessary to collect courses from all levels of competency and have an employee work their way through the series.
“On the Right Track: Designing Training Programs That Last” is the third ebook in our eLearning Program Success series and outlines how to use backwards planning to create a series of lessons, otherwise known as a training track. Unlike a “one size fits all” approach, training tracks address the spectrum of competency levels possessed by employees and are more successful in teaching complex skill sets. Employees can choose the point at which they enter the program, reducing anxiety for those needing more basic information and frustration for those desiring more advanced instruction. Additionally, the spaced effect inherent in training tracks increases the likelihood an employee will retain and apply the knowledge in the workplace.
“On the Right Track” includes all the tools you need to begin building your training track today. In addition to an overview of the Four Stages of Competence, Bloom’s Taxonomy and Backwards Planning, this ebook illustrates the training track planning process with a sample track and provides a free worksheet to assist in your own planning.
Providing training to your employees is a fantastic asset to your company, but only when it is retained and applied. Approaching your elearning program as a journey to a goal, with many tracks laid in between, will increase the likelihood employees will view the training as valuable.
Download your free copy of “On the Right Track: Designing Training Programs That Last” and get on the track to long-term gains!
Also check out our first two ebooks in the series: “5 eLearning Myths and How to Avoid Them” and “Game Plan: 10 Steps to a Winning eLearning Program.”