It is not a secret that most classroom-based training which involves technical subject matter – including training on new software applications, product training, compliance training – is missing the “engaging” factor. Not that classroom training itself is ineffective, but it has more to do with learners who are easily disengaged if there is no interactive content. This makes bringing learners to the classroom even more challenging.
Imagine the joy it would bring to training managers and their teams, if only learners could recollect every bit of information provided in their training programs, and apply them on the job.
Unfortunately, that is a far-fetched thought as we do not live in Utopia. The ground reality is that, training managers often get to view a slice of Dystopia, where learners zone out during classroom training programs, check their smartphones umpteen times, or in some cases, even doze off.