Nothing Beats Good Distractors

Nothing Beats Good Distractors

The purpose of a test is to determine the learner’s mastery of learning or performance objectives.  Tests should also show whether a learning experience was successful.  I am a great believer in how useful good multichoice quiz questions can be in determining the...
What eLearners Really Think

What eLearners Really Think

Do we believe the Goldfish myth?  “That today’s people have a shorter attention span than a goldfish.” This theory is often put forward in training and development circles to justify low learner engagement and retention. But how can this be?  It’s nonsense...
Multi-choice Questions to Assess Judgement

Multi-choice Questions to Assess Judgement

Exercising judgement is a critical factor in most jobs today.  We refer to these assessments as Situational Judgement Assessments.  Using multi-choice questions enables us to move beyond assessments of what people know (knowledge of what) to assessments of how that...
The Front Line Eunuch

The Front Line Eunuch

PART 1: Instead of administration work and meetings, they should focus on coaching their employees and on constantly improving quality. Front-line managers are found in almost every company.  These managers are particularly important in industries with distributed...
Is Classroom Training Dead?

Is Classroom Training Dead?

As we come to the end of 2017 and prepare to face 2018 the old question of eLearning replacing classroom training is raised at budget time.  In 2018 companies will continue to look for ways of doing more with less and so the pressure to have better trained people...
Working Smart

Working Smart

Productivity isn’t about becoming a robot.  It’s about focusing when it’s time to focus, getting work done and having them to do the things you want to.   Here are some tips to help your time focused thinking:   Know Where You Spend Your Time Do you end the day...