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Designing Interactive

What’s in This Chapter?
  • An explanation of adult learning principles
  • The difference between deductive and inductive learning
  • How to use the sample designs in the book
  • Tips on designing effective training


How Do Adults Learn?

Perhaps the best way to understand adult learning is to think about your own learning experiences. Most people have been taught in a predictable fashion during childhood. The adults (teachers) had the knowledge, and the children (learners) didn’t. The authority figure “dispensed” the knowledge. Children learn because they trust the authority figures who say they need to learn what ...

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