TBF034 – Stay Out of Prison

First podcast of the new year.  Feels good to be on my new recording equiptment!

In this round we talk about my blog post on hashtags, my blog post on bingo cards, and something that was actually interesting, a study by the Rand Corporation about education is prison systems.

Happy to hear your feedback!

dan@trainingbyfire.com

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Bingo Dabbing my way to a Better Life

2014 BINGO

A crossover element of adult education and gamification has inspired me to try something new.

A little while back I dissected a game on my phone, Jetpack Joyride, and tried to find ideas that could be used in training and development.  Achievements are an element of that game that encourage players to gain experience by exploring the game, but it does this in a very casual way.  Nothing needs to be done in a particular order, but there are a lot of different targets.  Once you try thing ‘x’ or do task ‘y,’ you earn the achievement.  It doesn’t really get you anything, but you’ve learned more or done something new. Continue reading

TBF005 – Self Awareness. Take a good, hard look at yourself.

This week we explore Self Awareness and the importance of it for educators.

The first thing that we discuss is the Johari Window and it’s importance for self exploration. We also look at a few things you can do to share a bit of yourself with other which, of course, leads to better relationships. Here’s a link to the wikipedia article for JoHari Windows.  And here is another that I found as part of a slide presentation. Continue reading

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TBF004 – Role Play. The kind you can research on your work computer.

In this episode we talk about about why you want to incorporate role plays into your class or training session.

We take a brief look at how war is related to role play and why I feel comedy is overlooked at award season.

We discuss how the Kolb Learning Styles Inventory

works in relation to Role Play.  But for all you Kolb-ites out there, I promise we’ll look at it more indepth in a future podcast.  Here’s the link to one of many sources, it’s the Business Balls one.

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TBF003 – The Kirkpatrick Model of Evaluation, pretty good stuff.

This weeks episode examined the Kirkpatrick Model of Evaluation!

The objective for the show:  For the listeners to be able to discuss the 4 levels of the Kirkpatrick Model of Evaluation as listed on the Kirkpatrick org website and list one criticism.

The Four levels are as follows: Reaction, Learning, Behavior, and lastly….Results! Continue reading

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