3 Ways to Invert Your Training

| December 11, 2018

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Are you looking to revamp your training program but don’t have the resources or time to make a change? Are your learners less engaged or lacking in motivation? Well, you’re not alone. This is a common conundrum that training departments, L&D professionals and instructional designers face all the time. The solution, however, can be a simple one; use what you’ve got.Last week I wrote an article on design trends that you can adopt to enhance your eLearning and one approach that I mentioned was to invert your training. This article will look at what it means to invert your learning, how you can do this, and the ways this can benefit your training program.Inverting your training is one of the easiest, most cost-effective ways to reinvigorate your training program and pique your learners’ interest. Basically, it means taking your existing learning and turning it on its head, rearranging how it is presented to the learner. Think about your current training program – do you have learners complete an online course, or listen to an in-class lecture, then send them off to practice their newly-learned skill on the job? Inverting your training means putting the practice portion first. Have your learners experiment and try new things, then bring them together for a discussion on what they experienced, and any comments or questions about the process.

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