Evidence-Based Learning Design

  • 22 Oct 2021
  • 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
  • Zoom webinar


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Evidence-Based Learning Design


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ATD Capabilities Model

Building Personal Capability: Lifelong Learning

Developing Professional Capability: Learning Sciences

Impacting Organizational Capability:  Performance Improvement

About the program

How many options should a multiple choice question have? Should we encourage learners to make mistakes during training? Will decorative graphics distract from learning? And most importantly, how do we come up with answers to all these questions? Intuition? Experience? Expert opinion? Articles in TD?     

In this program, I’ll introduce the concept of evidence-based learning design, which is about making design decisions through the conscientious, explicit, and judicious use of the best available evidence from multiple sources. I’ll also introduce you to learning science, an emerging cross-disciplinary field that is making important contributions to our understanding of how people really learn—not just how we think they learn.


About the speaker

Ben ButinaBen Butina, Ph.D., SPHR is an industrial and organizational psychologist and consultant who has worked in talent development for more than 20 years in companies like AT&T, Westinghouse, and Arconic. Dr. Butina is also the host of Department 12: An I-O Psych Podcast, the creator of an Introduction to I-O Psych online course completed by more than 3,000 students at dozens of universities, and an adjunct faculty member at St. Vincent College in Latrobe, PA. He lives with his wife and four children in Latrobe.

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