In 2019, a Harvard Business Review (HBR) article stated that corporate training costs over $300 billion annually, yet it seems to be ineffective.
- 75% of 1,500 managers surveyed from across 50 organizations were dissatisfied with their company’s training content.
- 70% of employees report that they don’t have mastery of the skills needed to do their jobs;
- Only 12% of employees apply new skills learned to their jobs; and
- Only 25% of respondents to a recent McKinsey survey believe that training measurably improved performance.
What are we doing wrong? The authors argue that the purpose, timing, and content of the training are flawed. In this course, we will explore a five-step approach to designing effective training courses to achieve the combined effects of purpose, timing, and content.
- Step 1: Design with the End in Mind
- Step 2: Design Assessments For Learning
- Step 3: Engage Your Learners
- Step 4: Use Technology Purposefully
- Step 5: Put it All Together
By the end of this course, you will learn about:
- A backward design process for effective course design.
- Best practices for using assessments to support learning.
- Making the best of online tools to design active learning courses.
Michelle V. Hall
Michelle Hall is an educator of 28 years and has spent 17 years in higher education leading instructional design projects and educator development programs at Columbia University. Michelle is currently the Managing Director of the Samberg Institute for Teaching Excellence at the Columbia Business School. In her career, so far, she has provided cross-campus leadership and direction around educator development and learning technology platforms aimed at faculty and academic departments. She has designed and developed numerous successful course design and educational technology programs and workshops for faculty at Columbia University.