As we’ve talked about all through this weblog, the default for a lot of e-learning programs is to focus solely (or principally) on content material presentation. That is wonderful for some programs, however efficient on-line coaching requires that the content material is wrapped round some efficiency expectations and corresponding exercise the place the learner can follow and display competency.
In earlier posts we checked out two approaches to the Inform, Present, and Do mannequin:
In as we speak’s publish, we’re going to type of flip the method and current an exercise first after which construct from there. I name this the HAT mannequin (as a result of coaching individuals like acronyms).
- Fingers-on exercise: Earlier than you dive too deep into the main points of the instruction, create an exercise. It’s a good way to evaluate the place they’re at. Even should you don’t use it as a proper evaluation, it helps the learner see the place they’re at. It additionally assists in clarifying goals as they work via an exercise to unravel some downside. If you wish to create an adaptive course of, you need to use the exercise as a approach to filter newcomers from tenured learners.
- Recommendation: Throughout the exercise you present recommendation in response to the choices the learner makes. You too can collate the choices and outcomes of the exercise after which present recommendation as an choice to progress. For instance: do the exercise, provide recommendation, evaluation the exercise, after which remaining selections. The recommendation is a approach to fill within the gaps which may be uncovered throughout the exercise since they haven’t gotten the entire content material upfront.
- Inform: Full the exercise. Present suggestions as required throughout a debrief after which go into inform mode the place you may current extra structured content material and add further element.
I like this method as a result of it engages the learner on the entrance finish. It does require extra forethought within the evaluation and design part than simply slapping collectively display after display of content material. And generally it may be a tough promote to clients as a result of they count on extra linear kind presentation the place each potential bullet level is uncovered.
Whatever the mannequin or method you utilizing in setting up programs, an important half is getting the learner to use and follow doing what they should do. This gives alternatives for suggestions and a method to judge their understanding of the content material. It additionally helps you progress the programs away from linear displays to one thing extra dynamic and efficient.