Training Design Basics: The Platinum, Silver, and Bronze Approaches to Instructional Design

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST  
Host: Association for Talent Development
By: Saul Carliner, Professor, Concordia University Department of Education

One of the most basic design issues trainers need to consider when designing a course is how much effort to invest. Some instructional design assignments are for new, high-impact, high-visibility projects, while others are minor revisions to long-standing programs, and the level of instructional design effort needs to be adjusted accordingly. In this webcast—inspired by the all-new second edition of ATD's bestselling book Training Design Basics, author Saul Carliner introduces a three-tier framework and suggests how to adjust instructional design efforts to the needs of the assignment.

In this webcast, you’ll learn to:

  • Differentiate among platinum, silver, and bronze projects.
  • Adjust the effort planned for a project to the level needed by the class you’re teaching.


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Saul Carliner
Saul Carliner

Professor, Concordia University Department of Education

Saul Carliner is an associate professor, provost's fellow for digital learning, and director of the education doctoral program at Concordia University in Montreal. Also an industry consultant, he has provided strategic planning and evaluation services for organizations in Africa, Asia, Australia, North America, and Europe, including Alltel Wireless, Boston Scientific, AT&T, Equitas, IBM, Microsoft, ST Microelectronics Turkish Management Centre, Wachovia, and several U.S. and Canadian government agencies. Among Saul’s 200 publications are the new edition of the bestselling ATD book Training Design Basics and the international-award-winning Informal Learning Basics. He is a fellow of the Institute for Performance and Learning (formerly the Canadian Society for Training and Development), a past research fellow of ATD, and a fellow and past international president of the Society for Technical Communication. 

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