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The Art and Science of Training by Elaine Biech

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CHAPTER 3

How Do You Design So Others Can Learn?

Chapter 2 laid out research and theories about how you learn. This chapter builds on that foundation of research. I will also address several other learning concepts and show you how to use all of them to design an effective training program. First, let’s take a look at designing participant materials and learning activities.

Designing Materials

This section presents considerations for designing materials you will use. We’ll discuss learning objectives, visuals, and learning styles.

Are Learning Objectives Necessary?

Learning objectives are written to specify the performance (knowledge or skill) that is desired after the training has been completed. I think you will be surprised about the “science” ...

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