3 Unusually Powerful Workplace Learning Design Strategies to Shorten Time To Proficiency

The scanning of past research studies on workplace training and learning suggests that there are several training and learning strategies to enhance training outcomes and make learning more effective, enhance training transfer to the workplace and to accelerate skill acquisition. It looks like that there are quite a few workplace training …

5 Powerful Classroom Instructional Strategies From Research For Faster Speed To Proficiency of Employees in Complex Job Skills

ask   In a previous post, “Proficiency Curve Analysis Reveals 4 Potential Approaches to Accelerate Proficiency in Workplace Skills“, I described 4 major potential approaches as revealed by accelerated proficiency curve analysis. The 4th approach emphasized a model consisting of 4 phases of proficiency growth. Generically speaking, the phases included …

Proficiency Curve Analysis Reveals 4 Potential Approaches to Accelerate Proficiency in Workplace Skills

  The corporate goal to accelerate proficiency is as intriguing as it is mysterious. Though there is plenty of research on elite expertise and accelerated expertise, the area of accelerating proficiency is under-represented. Not many approaches or strategies are known to professionals and business leaders to accelerate proficiency in professional …

9 Promising E-learning Curriculum Design Methods from Research To Accelerate Proficiency

  In a previous post ‘5 E-learning Strategies To Accelerate Time to Proficiency in Complex Cognitive Skills At workplace‘, I summarized 5 e-learning strategies to accelerate speed to proficiency of employees, particularly in learning complex cognitive skills from a research paper published I published in ICEL’2016 conference (here is the …

Training Effectiveness Measurement Demystified with A 4-Tier Model for New Technical Training Managers

  I wrote some papers and article on measuring the effectiveness of training (including impact and ROI) back in 2005. Readers can see the link here: Return on Effectiveness (ROE): A Working Model for Measuring Effectiveness of Service Training in which I conceptualized a simple, intutive and practical 4-tier “Return on Effectiveness (ROE)” …

5 E-learning Strategies To Accelerate Time to Proficiency in Complex Cognitive Skills At workplace

Accelerating time to proficiency of the workforce is a crucial business goal. E-learning has made big waves in past one decade. Therefore, it is imperative to investigate contributions or role of e-learning towards accelerating time to proficiency of the workforce, particularly for accelerating complex cognitive skills. On that subject, back in …

5 Problem-Centered Design Methods For Training Real-World Problem-Solving Skills

Problem-centred training design has proven its effectiveness in equipping learners with real-world problem-solving skills. Problem-centred training design is depicted through several terms with similar basic intents of developing higher-ordered problem-solving skills in employees/learners. This article will explain 5 most common methods: Problem-based learning (PBL), Project-based learning, Scenario-based learning (SCL), Case-based method …

6 Guidelines to Develop Training for Acquiring Complex Problem Solving Skills

  In today’s environment, employees are expected to possess proficiency in top order problem solving and troubleshooting skills, particularly the complex problem solving skills. Complex problem solving is considered as a different construct compared to general problem-solving. General strategies for developing expertise in other contexts are seen to be not working effectively …

Simulation of Rapidized Failure Cycles: How Does This Powerful Methodology Accelerate Expertise Rapidly?

Back in October 2014, I had a pleasure of an intellectual conversation with Dr. Lia DiBello, a well-known cognitive scientist, now President and CEO of WTRI, a San Diago based firm specializing in developing and delivering product/services based on leading edge cognitive science research on decision making, cognitive agility and …

Accelerated Expertise with Mentoring and Tough Cases: An Expert on Accelerated Expertise Shares

  The buzz word “accelerated expertise” has drawn a lot of research and business interest. Previously I have written about research on novice to expertise transition in several posts: Progressions in Novice to Mastery Skill Development and I also shared some key models that explain this transition or progression towards expertise: 7 Models …

6 Training Strategies to Accelerate Expertise from Sternberg’s Model of Intelligence

  How to accelerate expertise? I have written couple of posts on this topic. See my posts: Accelerated Expertise with Mentoring and Tough Cases, What Does 9 Famous Training Models Say About Accelerating Expertise?, and 70:20:10 framework: 9 guidelines to accelerate time-to-competence of workforce (Part-1). In each of the posts, I highlighted …

5 Guidelines to Develop Unconscious Competence and Become Expert

  How does an individual acquire unconscious competence? Skill acquisition towards higher level competence kept me fascinated for years. While developing my doctorate literature review, I started out with some research on models of expertise/competence development. My other posts address some staged models of skill acquisition towards a higher level …

Mastery Demystified: How Does a Novice Develop Himself into Master in Any Domain?

  The process of skill development that could explain how a novice develops mastery in certain specific skills, has attracted a great research focus for a long while. To demystify this, in an earlier post, “7 Phases of Skill Acquisition: Mastery and Beyond on Dreyfus’s Model” I expanded definitions and characteristics …

Making of an Expert: 9 Universal Abilities Seen by Every Expert Demonstrates as Seen by Researchers

  Taking about expertise and accelerating time to expertise, three basic questions are raised: 1) What makes experts so special? 2) What characteristics set experts apart from rest of us? 3) What traits or abilities define expertise? In last several posts, I focussed on skill development towards a higher level …

Exploring 9 Training Models That Answer The Question: Can Expertise be Accelerated?

  Accelerated expertise has been talk-of-the-town in academic circle lately. Now business world has started seeing the need for the expertise of their employees to be accelerated. In general, building expertise takes a long time. In previous posts, I tried to review research perspective on stages one travel during his …

9 Guidelines To Use 70:20:10 Framework To Accelerate Time To Competence: Powerful Tips Shared by The Founder of 70:20:10 Model

70:20:10 framework has seen its induction in several organizations. I got a chance to have a conversation with Dr. Charles Jennings, a learning thought leader and advocate of 70:20:10 framework to investigate the potential this model hold to accelerate employee workplace learning and performance. He emphasizes that this framework if applied strategically, …

7 Models from Research Demystify Stages in Novice to Expert Transition

  One of the challenge training and learning designers face is developing curriculum and strategies that are meant to advance the learners towards a higher level of expertise in skills learned. A journey of the learner, especially the novice to expert transition is a fascinating topic and training professionals love to …

7 Phases of Skill Acquisition: A Novice’s Journey To Expertise And Beyond

A major topic in expertise studies is the stages a novice pass through to become an expert and attain skills beyond expertise. Developing newbie employees in any organization is a prime business goal. In a previous post, “7 Models That Explain How Novice Develops into an Expert“, I explained some famous …

4 Cognitive Training Strategies To Accelerate Expertise of Complex Skills: Revelations by a Cognitive Scientist

    Back in October 2014, I had a pleasure of an interview with Dr. Ruth Clark exploring her views about certain training strategies to building expertise in problem-solving skills and potentially accelerate it. She emphasized using worked examples and Scenario-based e-Learning training techniques as key to building expertise. Here …