As we mentioned in the last post about learning objectives, you can think about three different kinds of learning: learning about things you can “know,” learning about things you can “do,” and learning about things you “feel.” These are called the Cognitive domain, the Psychomotor domain, and the Affective domain. Because we try to avoid $25 words here at the Convergence Training blog, we will also refer to them as Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes. But we didn’t make that up–it’s a somewhat common way to think of this, and trainers often call these “KSAs” for short.
In this post, we’re going to consider the “knowledge” domain of learning more closely–things you can know. We’ll find that there are actually six different levels of knowledge, from simplest to most complex, and we will give a list of behaviors that learners must perform to show they’ve mastered each type of knowledge. This will help you pick the verb you’ll use when writing learning objectives dealing with knowledge. We’ll look at the Skills and Attitudes domains in following posts.
Thanksgiving day! A time to reflect on all our good fortunes and be thankful. A cherished opportunity to enjoy the company of not only our immediate family but our extended family too. A time to eat a wonderful meal, all expertly cooked and artfully served, while enjoying the company of all.
Well, that’s how it works sometimes, for some people. More power to them, right?
OSHA’s 1910.151(c) is the regulation requiring emergency safety showers and eye washes be placed in certain work areas. Specifically, it says:
Where the eyes or body of any person may be exposed to injurious corrosive materials, suitable facilities for quick drenching or flushing of the eyes and body shall be provided within the work area for immediate emergency use.
In addition to that brief passage, there are 11 standard interpretations for 1910.151(c). And, though it doesn’t have the power of law, ANSI Z358.1 is a good resource full of industry best practices and guidelines.
In addition to having emergency eyewash and safety showers on site when they are called for, it’s important to train your workers how to use them properly too. Our Safety Showers and Eyewashes training course, featuring 3-D animations, practice questions, and a scored test, is a valuable training tool to help you get your workers up to speed on safety showers and eyewashes. Check out a sample below, see all the titles in our safety training library here, and contact us if you have more questions.
If you search the Internet for “learning objectives,” you’ll run into the name Benjamin Bloom quickly enough.
That’s because Bloom gave us a handy way to think of different kinds of learning and the learning objectives to write for each. It’s not the only way, and it’s been revised by his followers since he developed it originally, but it’s a help when you’re writing your objectives.
Before we begin explaining his theories to you (over the next four blog posts), take a moment and think of learning. Is all learning alike, or do we sometimes learn different “kinds” of things? For example, consider learning how materials flow through a machine, learning how to weld a metal seam, and learning why it’s important to follow safety rules. Are these the same kinds of learning, or are they different?
If you agree that we learn different types of things, you’re halfway to understanding Bloom’s three “domains” of learning and learning objectives.
We’re excited to announce the release of sixteen new Chinese language safety and workforce training courses for our industrial and manufacturing customers as part of our multilanguage e-learning training library.
These courses are designed to be used within a learning management system (LMS), which lets you assign, deliver, track completion, and run reports. Click here for more information about our learning management systems, or click here to contact us.
Here’s a sample from our new Chinese language Crane and Hoist Rigging course. The full list of new Chinese language titles is below the video–be sure to check that out, too.
New Titles in Our Chinese Language Workforce Training Collection
Click the name of any course below to see a short sample video and get more details about the course (note that the sample will be in English but is also available in Chinese).
A simple way to make sure you’re building a useful learning objective is to use the ABCD method. Each letter in ABCD stands for a different part of your learning objective. These different parts answer four questions about your objective: who, what, how, and how well.
We’ll spell it all out for you below. Then you can use this information to create better learning activities as part of your workforce training program (or similar learning program).
As a kid, I loved the campy TV detective show “Get Smart.”
Now that I’m an adult and work as an instructional designer, I still like to get smart. Except now I get SMART when creating learning objectives. In learning and development circles, SMART is an acronym (fancy word!) that represents 5 different criteria to determine if you’ve got a good learning objective. According to the SMART method, your learning objectives should be:
As you probably know, OSHA publishes a list list of the ten most commonly cited standard violations every year. Here’s OSHA’s Top Ten Citations List for 2016. Machine Guarding, 1910.212, is #8 on the list for 2016, and so we’ve got some online machine guarding training resources for you in this article–plus more.
In many or most years, it’s the same standards on the list time and time again (the Machine Guarding standard is one of those that appears year after year). And as a result, we’ve pulled together a series of blogs to help you train your workers about each of the ten most cited standards. This blog is part of that series, and so we’ve got a bunch of materials to help with machine guarding. We’ve got a sample of our own online machine guarding training plus much, much more for you.
Let us know if you’ve got some other resources you’d suggest. The comments field awaits.
Before you dig into the information about machine guarding below, feel free to check out our short sample video that demonstrates a few highlights of our online safety and health courses.
If you’re new to the learning and training world, you may not yet know what a learning objective is.
To put it simply, a learning objective describes what the learners should be able to do after they complete your training materials. In many cases, you’ll probably have a series of learning objectives instead of just one.
You should create your learning objectives before creating your training content. Use the information you gathered during the Training Needs Assessment and the Analysis (or first) phase of the ADDIE instructional design process to create your objectives.
We’ll explain more below and will provide links to even more information about learning objectives, including how to write them, tests to see if they’re written well, different types of learning objectives for different types of learning, and key thinkers in the development of the idea of learning objectives.
There’s even a great free guide to writing learning objectives at the bottom you can download.
This post, however, announces OSHA’s proposed plans to require employers to take the establishment-specific injury and illness data they’re already collecting and submit it electronically through a website (cue the requisite Obamacare-exchanges joke and rimshot audio file snippet here).