This book includes many new, enhanced features and content. Overall, the text integrates two success stories of practicing instructional designers with a focus on the process of instructional design. The text includes stories of a relatively new designer and another with eight to ten years of experience, weaving their scenarios into the chapter narrative. Throughout the book, there are updated citations, content, and information, as well as more discussions on learning styles, examples of cognitive procedure, and explanations on sequencing from cognitive load theory.
With an emphasis on practical application, this book presents future educators with an instructional design model applicable to a number of situations that can mature with the instructional designer. Cognitive and behavioral approaches have been incorporated in a ten-element model, so readers can reap the benefits of both.
The theme of this book is how a person, at any age, can acquire and maintain a healthy body and mind for a satisfactory long life. The subjects treated are physical activities, eating more nutritious foods, and having a healthy, active brain. To accomplish these goals, a person must learn to change his or her mind-set from old habits to new, healthier habits. Throughout the ten chapters, the reader is encouraged to participate by answering questions, making choices, and considering actions for his or her own benefits.
Whether you're a veteran trainer or a newly designated "expert," this book will show the step-by-step process of how to execute effective training. It is designed to be both comprehensive and specific to law enforcement. You will learn how to design, develop, implement, and evaluate your training. Learn how to use a variety of instructional deliveries (audio, visual, and computer related), establish accountability for training programs, prepare lesson plans, make classroom presentations, develop teaching materials, and determine the effectiveness of your training.