Need better results from training? I help you apply targeted, scientifically-proven tactics that deliver needed results.
Too much training lacks the elements needed to learn, remember, and apply. Too much instruction actually makes it harder to learn! Not okay!
Here's the thing. Research points us to tactics that are proven and improve outcomes. Research may be hard to read (I love it but I’m weird) but the tactics are easy to apply. So, I apply research-driven tactics from training, cognition, educational psychology, information design, usability, and other fields. I explain and show these concise, actionable, and easy-to apply tactics in my books and courses. And of course, I use them myself!
I can help you immediately begin to apply these tactics through my books and courses.
I design and facilitate online courses to help people learn and apply critical tactics. Write Learning Assessments, is enrolling now.
This training gave me insight into the many factors involved in creating effective multiple-choice questions. It has prepared me to better advise instructors on whether multiple-choice questions are the best tool, and how they can be crafted to generate reliable, valid data. Course participant contributions created a robust conversation and led to many insights.
Anna Landes Benz, Program and Faculty Developer, private university, MN, USA
Patti’s course on writing assessments has been invaluable in helping me write effective, credible assessments for my online learning courses and assessments. There is a wealth of well-researched detail about what exactly goes into writing an effective multiple-choice question and how these questions relate to the bigger picture of effective learning. I strongly recommend this course to anyone who wants to make their learning more effective as well as anyone who needs to write effective assessments.
Nick Tchan, instructional designer, NSW Health, Australia
Here are a few comments about my books.
This is the book I wish I had back when I was recruiting and developing instructional writers. Based on science, her book presents clear and urgent advice.
Will Thalheimer, PhD, President, Work-Learning Research, Inc.
This is a must-have for anyone who writes instructional content. She practices what she preaches and offers incredibly useful tactics and job aids.
Mirjam Neelen, Learning Experience Manager
Patti has diligently combed through the research evidence to extract the most useful guidelines. ... an invaluable contribution to the field of learning and development.
Julie Dirksen, Author, Design for How People Learn, and Learning Strategist, Usable Learning
Patti uses research to cut through all the fads and trends, so we can focus our efforts on strategies and tactics proven to make a difference. She puts it into practical terms.
Diane, Elkins, Co-founder of Artisan E-Learning and E-Learning Uncovered
Patti's Write Learning Assessments course starts January 20, 2020! Find out more!
Patti's Deeper Learning series of books are available on Amazon, internationally.