It’s certainly not uncommon as a trainer to find yourself sometimes in sticky, disagreeable and intimidating situations in a training class. Some of these situations may be because of something you said or did as a trainer but often times it can be traced back to the participants themselves.
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No matter how well you plan and prepare your training program’s courseware, presentation or training material that you are delivering, more often than not, something unexpected may happen. Sometimes what starts off as a terrific training session turns into a nightmare. Some human behavior, attitudes, or reactions are predictable.
The availability of new technologies and the adoption of social media within most organizations create a unique opportunity for trainers and facilitators to support learning in an ongoing format. Social media oﬀers a variety of tools, applications, and platforms to provide a wealth of resources and materials...
Mobile Learning can be accessed from the palm of your hand. What could be better? M-learning, short for “mobile learning,” can be accessed on smartphones, tablets, laptops, and some wearables. M-learning allows you to pair a tiny but critical (either time or importance) data point with a skill check, giving you a quick connection with your learners.
If your learners actively use a messaging tool like Twitter, you might piggyback on that practice by opening an account that learners can follow regarding a speciﬁc topic. Here are 10 things that you can do and post to remind learners of their knowledge or skill.
A Quick Response (Quick Response) code is a digital image that can be scanned without the beam of light needed to scan barcodes at the supermarket. It’s used in advertising and marketing for smartphone users. You may have seen QR codes on ﬂyers, subway posters, brochures, and even cereal boxes. They are often accompanied with a message that says, “For more information, scan this code.”
Getting your participants to buy into an activity or game you planned as part of your training materials is essential to add energy, interaction and vitality to any courseware material for any topic you teach. However, your participants will need to be interested before they will feel motivated to join in and take the exercise or game seriously, especially if it involves some element of risk or effort.
Debriefing a game or activity is the point where the less skillful trainer may try to “save time” in the training day by cutting it short and moving on to the next item. Don’t do it. Don’t be that trainer.