instructor led training

Instructor Led Training

With Leading-Edge Methods and Tools

Even the most robust eLearning experiences can’t replace the personal and adaptive interaction that only a qualified instructor can provide.

While it’s true that instructor led training can work well on its own, we increase impact by incorporating three tried-and-true methods.

Instructor Led Training Done Right
Instructor Led Training Development
Instructor Led Training Development

Use the Flipped Classroom

The flipped classroom model does essentially the opposite of what we’re used to: lectures are consumed before class (via eLearning modules or videos), and when students arrive, it’s time to dig into the homework.

This approach allows learners to take in content at their own pace. Instead of getting stuck on homework problems in isolation, assignments are done in a group setting with other learners, leveraging informal learning, while the instructor answers questions and helps solve problems.

flipped classroom in instructor led training

Don’t Teach – Facilitate

Traditionally, the instructor acts as the Keeper of All Knowledge, while a classroom full of mere mortals attentive learners dutifully take notes as the knowledge is bestowed upon them.

Facilitation, on the other hand, encourages students to take ownership of their own learning process. The real value of the instructor-as-facilitator comes from listening carefully, and encouraging thoughtful dialogue and healthy debate – activities proven to enhance learner engagement and retention.

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Fortify Your Toolkit

Avoid the monotonous environment of the classroom by throwing learners a curveball!

Classroom instruction can be so much better than lectures and note-taking, with a few practice exercises thrown in. Anything you can do to make it fun for the learners will not only make your class less tedious, it also increases retention. (Not to mention making you the “fun trainer” in the company!)

A good way to improve classroom training is to find ways to encourage collaboration, problem-solving, and exploration rather than lecture. Often, the less talking and explaining the trainer does, the better. Consider putting new tools in your toolkit, like:

  • Creating classroom games and (friendly) competitions to incentivize learners

  • Providing content and having learners "teach" it to their colleagues. Research shows that teaching others increases one's own retention up to 90%.

  • Make use of technology. Polling and quizzing apps, online discussion forums, and interactive simulations and games keep content fresh and help learner retain and apply new concepts and processes.

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How We Help

Examples of Instructor Led Training deliverables include:

Facilitator guides and presentation materials
Participant materials and hands-on practice activities
Assessments and evaluations
Simulations for role-playing
Job aids and quick reference guides
Games, competitions, and activities

Make sure you're getting the most out of your classroom time.

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