Without any training
It's pouring, it's raining
Training or a trade
Hey you bet I'm afraid
Unequipped with a skill
But I'm thrilled with the thrill
Under skilled, unprepared
Hey, who wouldn't be scared?
— The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Noise Brigade — Let's Face It





Developing Diversity

Learner Self Assessments

Learning Through Researching: Adaptive & Adoptive Learning Methods

Reflection and Learning

Left Brain, Right Brain Metaphor

Performance Coaching

Two Dimensional Performance Modeling

The Exceptional Learner

What Does the "A" in KSA Really Mean?

Instructional Design Examples

Using matched example/non-example pairs - Positive Reinforcement

Role Play - Counseling

Fishbowl - Appraisals

Guiding the learning process
Guiding the Learning Process


A Trainer's Toolbox of Templates & Outlines

Learning Organization Profile

Learning Statistics & Benchmarking

Estimating Design Cost & Development Times

Icebreaker, Reviewing, and Motivation activities

Learning Organization Profile

Other Useful Pages

Learning and Training Quotes

Train-the-Trainer Degrees, Certificates, Workshops, and Courses

Training and HRD Careers

Learning, Instructional Design & Training


Training and Development Manuals

Instructional System Design Manual — A complete guide to ISD or the ADDIE method (analysis, design, develop, implement or delivery, & evaluation).

Instructional Design Framework — A framework for designing learning environments.

Agile Design: An Ethos for Creating Learning Platforms — Rapid instructional design for agile, blended learning.

Extending Instructional System Design — How to move beyond ISD.

The above four manuals compose an effective framework for designing learning environments. To learn how they fit together, it is recommended that you read A Framework for Designing Learning Environments (it's a short read):

Learning Design Framework


Instructional Design — Includes difference between ISD (Instructional System Design) and ID (Instructional Design).

Learning is not a spectator sport — it is an active, not a passive, enterprise. Accordingly, a learning environment must invite, even demand, the active engagement of the student. — Chickering and Gamson

Eclectic Collection

ADDIE Backwards Planning Model — A different way of looking at ADDIE




Informal and Formal Learning

Learning Styles

Media, Strategies, & Methods — Includes guides to Social Learning and mLearning


Learning Dictionary

Learning Acronyms

The human mind is so complex and things are so tangled up with each other that, to explain a blade of straw, one would have to take to pieces an entire universe. . . A definition is a sack of flour compressed into a thimble. — Rèmy de Gourmont in Glory and the Idea of Immortality

On Knowledge Jump

Karl Popper's the Three Worlds of Knowledge

Learning Woonerf

Learning and iPods

Reading Lists

Must Have Learning and Training Library

Latest Book Reviews

Students do not learn much just sitting in classes listening to teachers, memorizing prepackaged assignments, and spitting out answers. They must talk about what they are learning, write reflectively about it, relate it to past experiences, and apply it to their daily lives. They must make what they learn part of themselves. — Arthur W. Chickering & Stephen C. Ehrmann