Posts tagged with Management (4)

The Inconvenient Truth of E-Learning

April 2, 2020   Martin Jones
Technical e-learning requires more time than instructor-led.

Before delving into details, I should be open in that I am an instructor, and therefore I like running instructor-led training sessions. They’re my main source of income so it would be fair to assume that I might be slightly biased against e-learning. You know what, I probably am, but I do develop e-learning resources with my clients, and I do believe that it can be an effective tool, as long as it is being used for the right reasons.

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A PhD is a Yellow Flag

March 30, 2020   Martin Jones
A PhD is a potential warning sign in a trainer.

Someone with a PhD has an academic background and great technical depth — they should be a shoo-in for an instructor role, right? Alas, no. In fact, when interviewing, I treat a PhD as a yellow flag.

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Good Instructor Traits

March 25, 2020   Martin Jones
To hire or not to hire: traits of a good instructor.

Good instructors can be very hard to find. So, when a potential instructor is being interviewed, or is in a trial period, how do you know that they’re likely to succeed?

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Instructor Flexibility Tiers

March 23, 2020   Martin Jones
Instructor flexibility can be categorized into one of three tiers — which one are you?

Managing a large team of instructors, as you might find in a graduate training programme, requires planning to make sure that the right instructor is with the right group, for the right topic, and in the right region. This is challenging enough in stable environments, but training programmes can be highly dynamic, and plans may need to be altered on the ground. Understanding a trainer’s flexibility is therefore critical.

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