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Designing Training for Learning Transfer

  • 22 Apr 2015
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Collindale Golf Course CB&Potts, 1441 E. Horsetooth Rd, Ft. Collins, CO


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Designing Training for Learning Transfer 

During this session we will discuss  aspects of how the brain works when learning and how we can maximize the likelihood of learning transfer (application on the job or in life) based on design of the event.  This will be an interactive session where participants will reflect on their own learning experiences.  We will engage in a few activities to illustrate the concepts. 

Objectives: After attending this presentation, participants will:

(1) modify training events to maximize potential for participants to transfer the new knowledge and skills to the work environment

(2) analyze various methods and techniques to select the best for a particular audience and context

(3) discuss aspect of how learning occurs and how design can impact this either positively or negatively

Date: April 22, 2015
Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Location: Collindale Golf Course CB&Potts, 1441 E. Horsetooth Rd, Fort Collins, CO


  • $15 NRC Members and Partners
  • $30 Nonmembers 

Speakers Bio 

Dr. Kaminski is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Master of Education in Education and Human Resource Studies with a Specialization in Adult Education and Training at Colorado State University.  Her research focused on the design of learning for application of knowledge and skills and the use of technology to support learning.  She teaches classes in instructional methods, instructional design, assessment and evaluation, cognitive theory and learning transfer, problem solving, and experiential learning.   Dr. Kaminski uses a mix of constructivist, behaviorist, and humanist theories to build learning events that meet the needs of the students.  The program has both an on-campus and fully online delivery options.  Karen was instrumental in developing the online courses and building the online program which not brings in over $1M of revenue to the University each year.Karen is an active member of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology currently serving on the board for the Design and Development Division, Chairing the Outstanding Instructional Design and Development book award, and past Chair of the PacifiCorp Instructional Design Competition. 

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