Let evidence guide your training.Your training is much more effective when your methods are based on evidence. In this third edition of Evidence-Based Training Methods, Ruth Colvin Clark offers concrete training guidance as she connects research to practice. This book is rich with examples of how research enhances training, and with it as your guide, you can incorporate evidence and learning psychology into your program design, development, and delivery decisions.New in this edition, Clark examines research on feedback with application tips for training as well as on using animations in critical thinking exercises. Games have also inspired a great deal of recent research, leading to updated information about which ones are effective and why. Ultimately, Clark advises focusing on instructional methods that are relatively inexpensive to implement and offers simple, effective changes.
About the Author
Ruth Colvin Clark has focused her career on bridging the gap between academic research and practitioner application in instructional methods. A specialist in instructional design and workforce learning, she holds a doctorate in instructional psychology and served as training manager for Southern California Edison before founding her own company, Clark Training & Consulting. She was president of the International Society for Performance Improvement and received the Thomas Gilbert Distinguished Professional Achievement Award in 2006 and Lifetime Member Award in 2019. She was selected as an ASTD Legend Speaker at the 2007 International Conference & Exposition. In 2016, Clark received ATD's Distinguished Contribution to Talent Development Award. In addition to three editions of Evidence-Based Training Methods, her other titles include Scenario-Based E-Learning and e-Learning and the Science of Instruction in its 4th edition with Richard E. Mayer. She resides in southwest Colorado and Phoenix, Arizona, and divides her time among grandchildren, teaching, and writing.