In “Building Compliance Training That Actually Matters,” Travis Waugh encourages instructional designers to reframe their thinking about mandated training. Instead of seeing it as a nuisance, look at it as an opportunity to reach your entire organization with a single message. In this issue of TD at Work, he explains how you can work with subject matter experts (SMEs) to ensure that compliance requirements are met efficiently and effectively and that courses provide information employees can actually use.
In this TD at Work issue, you will find:
· a discussion of the problems with compliance training
· an ADDIE-based process for creating effective training
· talking points for working with SMEs
· a framework for analyzing compliance needs.
Travis Waugh (email@example.com) is an instructional technologist for the Georgia Institute of Technology. An avid writer, film buff, and technology enthusiast, Travis has been helping adults learn in person and online for more than a decade. He has taught English as a second language in Japan, crafted IT training solutions for large corporations, and met faculty and staff learning needs in higher education.
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