Based on our experiences with different clients and the challenges they were facing with respect to training Gen Y, we have put together an ideal training solution that involves taking technology into the classroom AND using it outside a classroom. So, where do we begin?
We strongly recommend that you begin with existing delivery methods, which is classroom training. Classroom training is here to stay and forms a very critical component of an overall training solution. What we can do is enhance the classroom experience and cut down on time and costs by using other methods as well. In other words, offer a blended learning solution.
We can use technology-enabled learning, say eLearning, for the following important functions: Assessment, Reinforcement and Revision. We can also make prerequisite information for classroom learning available online, so that learners are prepared with background knowledge and information. This way, the time spent on classroom learning can be spent well by focusing on the core training.
Taking Technology INTO Classrooms
The first aspect of taking technology inside the classroom is by modernizing it.
Technology enabled classrooms
- Virtual classrooms
- Computer labs
- CBTs – Using Flash based interactivities in class
We can also ensure that our teaching methodologies are suitable for Gen Y and we use technology to facilitate these methodologies.
- Case studies
- Group studies
- Business games
A third aspect of taking technology into classrooms is to provide faculty and staff training support in handling technology-enabled classroom training.
Taking Technology OUTSIDE Classrooms
The features of this training solution are as follows:
- Bite-size learning modules
- On-demand training
- Quick access to resources
- Collaborative or informal learning
- Virtual classrooms
In my next blog let us see these features in detail.
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