the accidental technology trainer series

Answering Your Online Training Questions

Answering Your Online Training Questions

Hundreds of people attended our webinar, Training an Invisible Audience: Delivering Effective Webinars, and while we responded to a lot of the questions asked during the presentation, we didn't get to all of them. We had such an interactive group-- it was really fantastic. Following are questions asked in the chat. Please ask other questions in the comments below, and we'll be sure to answer them.

Texas State Library's BTOP Program: Technology Expertise, Access and Learning for all Texans

Texas State Library's BTOP Program: Technology Expertise, Access and Learning for all Texans

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) is the proud recipient of a $7.96 million Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) stimulus grant from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration.

Beyond Lecture: Training Delivery Methods

Beyond Lecture: Training Delivery Methods

Listening to a lecture isn't the best way for anyone to learn. So how can you add some zip to your technology training? If your participants are actively involved, they will learn more and (even better!) they are more apt to retain what they've learned. Let them do it!

Here are engaging training delivery methods to incorporate into your training:

Workshop Activities to Increase Learning and Retention: Part 1

Workshop Activities to Increase Learning and Retention: Part 1

We had amazing engagement from everyone involved in our webinar today, Designing and Delivering Technology Workshops. Some participants asked if we'd share more about our favorite activities to increase learning and rentention. We are going to do a couple of blog posts around this topic, since we have a lot of ideas! Share yours in the comments and we will incorporate them into our next blog post.  

Need help designing and delivering technology workshops?

Need help designing and delivering technology workshops?

Well, TechSoup has a free webinar for you. It seems like it doesn't matter who we talk to--librarians, nonprofits--folks need help with training, and specifically, training about technology.

Technology Training Skills

Technology Training Skills

Successful technology training has less to do with technical knowledge than with other abilities such as communication skills, patience, interpersonal skills, flexibility, and empathy towards learners struggling with new technologies. It is more useful to know how to train than to just have technical expertise. Keeping it simple and relevant is often the most important thing you can do.

TechSoup's The Accidental Technology Trainer Series

TechSoup's The Accidental Technology Trainer Series

Welcome to our new blog series, The Accidental Technology Trainer. Many libraries and nonprofits are telling us that technology training is a major community need, and sometimes there are struggles in providing this service. Often trainers find themselves in this role accidentally. I did! But I soon discovered that I really enjoy helping others learn about technology.  

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