Sloth & Froth Cartoons

Small Cartoons on ID, learning, training etc. featuring Sloth and Froth.

Sloth rises beyond his level of incompetence…or so he thinks.

June 14, 2012
Sloth rises beyond his level of incompetence…or so he thinks.

  Sloth tries to reduce his dissonance through deliberate misinterpretation of his supervisor’s remark.     Cognitive Dissonance:   Cognitive dissonance is the discomfort that people feel when they experience something that doesn’t agree with their existing knowledge or beliefs.  When Sloth’s supervisor tells him that he’s got a bad average rating for his trainings,  he experiences a discomfort...

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Froth Demonstrates Anger Management in a Training Program

March 30, 2012
Froth Demonstrates Anger Management in a Training Program

Trainings that promise to help people give up their bad habits aren’t all that easy on the trainer, as Froth discovers during and Anger Management training program. What’s your take? Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Buzz it up Share on Linkedin Share via MySpace share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Share on technorati...

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Sloth misses the Point – There should be Method in Application.

January 3, 2012
Sloth misses the Point – There should be Method in Application.

Bloom’s Taxonomy doesn’t work and the Adult Learning Principles need to be revised… - Sloth Bewildered     Moral of this Debacle: Effective trainings and courses are the outcome of a judicious use of Instructional Design principles. The ID Principles need to work in tandem with common sense, only then will we be able to awe our audience.  ...

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Sloth explains why he loves fuzzies.

December 1, 2011
Sloth explains why he loves fuzzies.

A fuzzy isn’t irredeemably evil.  It has its own redeeming features. Right, Sloth?   Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Buzz it up Share on Linkedin Share via MySpace share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Share on technorati Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post Bookmark in Browser Tell a friend

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Training Success and Meeting the Objectives!

September 30, 2011
Training Success and Meeting the Objectives!

Training Evaluation is a mystery yet unresolved. What is it that defines training effectiveness? How practical is the Kirkpatrick Model of Training Evaluation? or… does it all boil down to this? Conclusion: A training is successful when all your objectives are met. Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Buzz it up Share on Linkedin...

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Froth Experiments with Learner Motivation.

August 20, 2011
Froth Experiments with Learner Motivation.

Froth and her cat meet Sloth for lunch.   So though Froth’s program managed the first three parameters of the ARCS Model of Learner Motivation, it failed to Satisfy the learners…or so thinks Britney, the cat.   Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Buzz it up Share on Linkedin Share via MySpace share via...

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The IDEAL – Topic: Active Learning

August 20, 2011
The IDEAL – Topic: Active Learning

Active Learning Active learning refers to the methods that engage or involve learner in the learning – thus, moving from the plain old lecture-based sessions to more interactive and collaborative ones. (Charles C. Bonwell and James A. Eison, 1991). Thus Active Learning methods call for activities that initiate and build learner activity in a classroom. Such methods would take...

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The IDEAL – Topic: The Algo-Heuristic Method

July 26, 2011
The IDEAL – Topic: The Algo-Heuristic Method

The Algo-Heuristic Theory or the Algorithmic – Heuristic Theory defines three types of instructional rules. Descriptive rules – describe what the process is. Prescriptive rules – describe what should be done. Permissive rules - provide alternatives to the prescriptive rules. It helps to analyze a term into its constituent words, so let us look at the two words that...

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Sloth & Froth Comics – Teamwork Training and Decision-making.

July 12, 2011
Sloth & Froth Comics – Teamwork Training and Decision-making.

Sloth is found on the bank of a river – bound and unconscious… Morale of the Story: Every once in a while, you’ll bump into an audience that is smarter than you are.       Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Buzz it up Share on Linkedin Share via MySpace share via Reddit...

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The IDEAL – Topic: Criterion Referenced Instruction (CRI)

June 10, 2011
The IDEAL – Topic: Criterion Referenced Instruction (CRI)

Criterion-referenced instruction is built around the premise that a learner should be able to fulfill the criterion of meeting the learning objective. So it focuses upon designing a training program or a course in a way that it enables all the learners to achieve a specific level of skill or meet the pre-defined learning objectives. The concept of criterion-referenced...

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