How To Be A Wizard at Tech Training: NTC 2016 Session

Beth Kanter

” As you can tell from the slide, we have a Harry Potter theme for the session. Our session will change the way you design and deliver technology trainings. Whether you are facilitating a session with your board, staff, or hundreds of folks in a room, you’ll find ways to design instructional content that interests, engages, and inspires action. Instructional Design. 8 Tips for Designing Powerful Nonprofit Training Workshops. Design Labs.

Flexible Space: The Secret To Designing Powerful Training

Beth Kanter

I’ll be sharing my best tips and secrets for designing and delivering training for nonprofit professionals that get results. And, if you are attending NTEN’s Nonprofit Technology in March, join me, John Kenyon, Andrea Barry, and Cindy Leonard for a session on designing effective technology training. So, expect to see regular reflections on good instructional design and delivery for any topic, but especially technology related.


Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Trending Sources

Reflections on a Decade of Designing and Facilitating Interactive Webinars

Beth Kanter

It has been over 10 years since I designed and delivered my first workshop/webinar on, “ Designing Effective Technology Training Workshops for Nonprofits ” with NTEN. Because webinars were a new medium to trainers back then, I used Richard Mayer’s research on multi-media learning based on understanding how the brain works and the ability to pay attention to guide the instructional design. Learning Training Design

Learn You Will: #14ntc Nonprofit Tech Training Session Reflection and Resources

Beth Kanter

Earlier this month, I presented on a panel called “ Learn, You Will ” with Cindy Leonard, John Kenyon, and Andrea Berry on the topic of designing effective nonprofit technology training at the Nonprofit Technology Conference hosted by NTEN. I’ve collected the resources, notes, slides, and tweets from the session in this post. Each of us took on a different aspect of nonprofit technology design and incorporated some interactive exercises. Training Design

Free Webinar: Sharing Trainer's Social Media Bag of Tricks and Secrets

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

And then immediately create instructional materials and trainings for the community. Later, as I developed workshops and content for strategic technology planning , I became obsessed with learning about technology professional development for nonprofits and designing effective trainings. For almost six years, she has been integrating social media tools and tricks into her instructional practice. How to think like a social instructional designer.

10+ Best eLearning Course Authoring Software Platforms

Web Courseworks Associations

Course authoring software platforms empower learning professionals, often alongside content development experts, to author, design, and assemble eLearning courses for learners. Mobile-responsive design for all interactive elements.

Web 36

How To Make A Back Channel Light Up Like Clark Griswald's House

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I've been experimenting with integrating social media into instruction for the past five years, so the webinar was a great opportunity to reflect on practice. I covered these three topics: Why: Social media integrated into instruction - Pass or Fail? What: The art of social instructional design. If you didn't have a chance to participate, you'll find the slides, resource materials, and an archived recording over at the webinar wiki.

How to Build an Online Learning Program with a Limited Budget

WBT Systems

However, you don’t have the budget to hire instructional designers to develop courses. Market research will help you design online learning programs as well as other educational content (conference, publications and webinars) that will appeal to your target audiences—individuals and their employers. With the learning pathway approach, you don’t have to design a full-blown course. It’s frustrating when you’re the only one in your office who can see the future.

LMS, LCMS, Content Authoring: Exploring eLearning Tools

WBT Systems

There are a multitude of different tools available to instructional designers and eLearning developers, and it is important to consider which tools will help you to achieve the desired learning objectives and outcomes for your courses. PowerPoint Slide Presentations.


How To Incorporate More Movement Into Your Nonprofit Training

Beth Kanter

Designing and facilitating training (not matter the topic) is one of my passions and why I blog about it on a regular basis. Good instructional design and delivery engages people’s brains, eyes, ears, and bodies. People pay attention more, they learn something, they retain it better, and there is a better chance of them applying what they learned. Training DesignPhoto: Americans for the Arts.

9 Ways to Increase Online Student Engagement

WBT Systems

A good introductory video could also serve as a promotional trailer, like this one from another Coursera MOOC, Modern & Contemporary American Poetry —a course we’ve discussed before on this blog because of its creative and effective instructional design. #2 Students feel more connected to instructors who talk to them, as if in a one-on-one conversation, via instructional videos. Build opportunities for social learning into an online course’s design.

Trainer’s Notebook: Reflections on Designing and Delivering Training To Get Results

Beth Kanter

Design for Participants To Apply. It’s been great to discuss instructional design with other trainers that Deborah has brought together. Recently, Jennifer Ahern Lammer who is the program director for the Alliance of Nonprofit Management , shared several good design points developed by Peter York from TCG and how she applies it. Design for Different Levels of Capacity and Skills: Adapt in Real Time. So, you have to design for that. Training Desig

E-Mediat: Reflections from the Conference in Fez, Morocco

Beth Kanter

The conference in Morocco was a “tri-lingual event” and was translated into French, English, and Arabic, although the content and instructional design were identical to the event in Jordan. The project kicked off a year ago with a seven-day Train the Trainers intensive in Beirut, Lebanon for the in-country teams who would localize and implement the curriculum for five 3-day workshops that I designed. Design for Flexibility. Group Photo with Certificates.

The Networked NGO in Pakistan

Beth Kanter

This blog post includes some reflections on the instructional design, delivery, and insights that I hope will inform the field building discussion taking place over at the Packard OE Program site. Program Design. With facilitator’s guidance, grantees will design and implement a small action learning project. These definitions have informed the curriculum, instructional design, peer learning design, and how we will measure and learn along the way.

ArtsLabSF: Reflections About Social Learning With Social Media

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

One thing led to another and I designed a social media lab for arts organizations. Participants design and launch a social media experiment that helps them improve their practice and share learning with one another. Here are some reflections on the instructional design: 1. These leaders are then given the meeting agenda (game instructions), keep the group on track, and volunteer to report out. ArtsLab SF View more presentations from Beth Kanter.