Blog

Dive Deeper with Insights from Dr. Guilkey

swoosh

Explore Jim's Latest Posts:

Virtual Learning – How to Transform Your Training for Maximum Effectiveness

In a previous article, I discussed how the coronavirus crisis is forcing organizations to rethink their approaches to training. In particular, moving to a virtual learning model. But you can’t simply convert existing classrooms into virtual instructor-led training (vILT). Instead, organizations need to transform their programs. Transformation means not only duplicating but improving the learning […]

Read More…

Transformation vs. Conversion of Virtual Learning

If there is one thing the coronavirus has taught us all, it is that training, as we know it, is neither resilient nor flexible. Classroom training that requires facilitators and participants to fly to various locations and pack shoulder-to-shoulder in a classroom is no longer an option. But as organizations consider replacing their current programs […]

Read More…

The Interactive Classroom: It’s Not Lecturing

Much of today’s traditional classroom training is focused on boring lectures and PowerPoint presentations containing as much text as the slide will permit. “Mastery” of materials is tested by multiple-choice questions that only support the ability to memorize. Think about the likely results of such training this way: Can you imagine getting on an airliner […]

Read More…

eLearning: Old Wine in New Skins

I once gave a speech I titled “Old Wine in New Skins.” The concept: If you were a winemaker with a batch of bad-tasting wine and you were trying to change consumers’ impressions, introducing a new label or fancy bottle wouldn’t change the taste. Learning is no different. Yet most training is like bad wine. […]

Read More…

Don’t Forget How People Learn

Much of the traditional training we see in corporations is neither engaging nor effective. Why? Because in most cases, the individuals designing the training know little, if any about how people learn and retain knowledge. So, they add games, audio and other various media in hopes that these will overcome the lack of instructional design […]

Read More…

Traditional Training: Why Your Training Doesn’t Provide Measurable Business Results

Traditional training is still the norm in most corporations across industries. It is generally ineffective and is completely panned by millennials. It’s based on outdated methods and results in low levels of learning such as rote memorization. The Friendly Skies. I remember studying for my flight instructor rating at Ohio State and there was a […]

Read More…

swoosh swoosh