As we’ve talked about all through this weblog, the default for a lot of e-learning programs is to focus solely (or largely) on content material presentation. That is positive 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 show competency.
In earlier posts we checked out two approaches to the Inform, Present, and Do mannequin:
In in the present day’s put up, we’re going to form 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 folks like acronyms).
- Fingers-on exercise: Earlier than you dive too deep into the small print of the instruction, create an exercise. It’s an effective way to evaluate the place they’re at. Even when you don’t use it as a proper evaluation, it helps the learner see the place they’re at. It additionally assists in clarifying aims as they work by means of an exercise to resolve some drawback. If you wish to create an adaptive course of, you should use the exercise as a method to filter learners from tenured learners.
- Recommendation: Throughout the exercise you present recommendation in response to the choices the learner makes. You can even collate the choices and outcomes of the exercise after which present recommendation as an choice to progress. For instance: do the exercise, provide recommendation, overview the exercise, after which last choices. The recommendation is a method to fill within the gaps that could be uncovered throughout the exercise since they haven’t gotten all the 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 strategy as a result of it engages the learner on the entrance finish. It does require extra forethought within the evaluation and design section than simply slapping collectively display screen after display screen of content material. And typically it may be a tough promote to prospects as a result of they count on extra linear sort presentation the place each doable bullet level is uncovered.
Whatever the mannequin or approach you utilizing in setting up programs, an important half is getting the learner to use and follow doing what they should do. This offers alternatives for suggestions and a method to guage their understanding of the content material. It additionally helps you progress the programs away from linear shows to one thing extra dynamic and efficient.