“Inform, Present, Do” is a typical educational design mannequin. We featured that in a earlier submit. The mannequin is an easy reminder that steers the course design away from the widespread content material dump and focuses on the motion within the studying, primarily the doing half.
However I like so as to add, “Inform, present, do! Then follow and overview!” It rhymes and is one other simple factor to recollect about course design. I like discussing this with purchasers and material specialists who are inclined to focus an excessive amount of on content material.
Right here’s a fast recap:
- Inform them what they’ll be taught. This communicates the expectations and objectives. It additionally gives context which permits the learner to see how the course is related and matches into their world and expectations.
- Present them what they’ll “do” to allow them to see it in motion. Seeing it earlier than working towards permits individuals to construct some familiarity with the method and helps remove a few of that “simply getting began” anxiousness.
- Do the duty. At this level, the learner ought to do the duty that they’ve been uncovered to and seen in motion. In a web based course, the duty is normally some kind of simulated decision-making. That may be one thing like a role-play exercise and even software program simulation the place the consumer inputs knowledge.
- Observe the duty. It is a subset of the “doing” nevertheless, the important thing level right here is the repetition that comes with follow. E-learning programs typically are weak on working towards the duty greater than a couple of times. And when the persons are outdoors of the course, there needs to be some assist to follow the duty in a real-world setting. The extra touches they get the extra alternatives to be taught.
- Evaluation what they did. That is additionally a subset of “doing” and goes with the method of follow, suggestions, follow, suggestions…On the finish of the day you’ll want to assess their stage of understanding and proficiency and supply subsequent steps, corresponding to certification of ability or maybe some kind of remedial course of to get extra follow. One problem within the e-learning and coaching area is that the supervisor or crew leads are inclined to abdicate the training to the course or coaching program. Nevertheless, there’s numerous alternative to boost the coaching with a constant and thorough overview course of outdoors of the e-learning course.
It is a extra fleshed out Inform, Present, Do mannequin that considers extra of the follow and suggestions a part of the training course of. I like this method higher than the primary one as a result of it consists of the overview and debriefing which incorporates the social a part of studying the place new learners get a way of the place they match and the way they’re doing.