3 Ways to Invert Your Training

| December 11, 2018

article image
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.

Spotlight

The Ohio State University

One of the largest universities in the United States, The Ohio State University is a leading research university and the model for Ohio's public higher education institutes. Founded in 1870 as a land-grant university, it consistently ranks as one of the top public universities in the United States. The main campus is located in Columbus, and regional campuses are located in Lima, Mansfield, Marion, Newark and Wooster.

OTHER ARTICLES

SURPRISING PLACES WHERE EDTECH OUTSHINES AMERICA

Article | April 8, 2020

With the extreme popularity of technology, it would seem like education technology would be all the rage. It certainly appears to be in America, where schools can’t get enough of it. In 2018 alone, the U.S. Department of Education spent almost $140 billion on education reforms. A large portion of that went into edtech, but we’ve seen little in the way of achievement. Schools in the United States tend to waste their money on edtech, purchasing redundant programs or letting subscriptions lapse without ever using them.

Read More

Look Out, Cryptoverse, Blockchain Education Is Just Getting started

Article | April 8, 2020

As blockchain weaves its way deeper into the world economy, more American universities are teaching the technology, offering more courses and expanding delivery methods. Kevin Werback, a professor and blockchain club mentor at the University of Pennsylvania, told Cointelegraph, “Even if they aren’t pursuing a career in the area, most students aren’t confident they can figure it out on their own. Blockchain is just so darn weird.” Weird it is, but employers are demanding more skilled Blockchain workers. Businesses, governments, hospitals and retailers are transforming operations using digital ledgers to share data, create copyrights, collect votes, and even track food, among myriad other uses.

Read More

Welcoming Districts and Schools to the Desmos 2020-21 Middle School Math Program

Article | April 8, 2020

In January, we announced our core middle school math program, which pairs the open-source middle school curriculum from OpenUp Resources/Illustrative Mathematics with powerful technology, humanizing pedagogy, and intuitive design from Desmos. We were extremely grateful to receive interest from thousands of sites and teachers. In order to provide the best possible support for as many partners as possible, we’ve decided to limit participation this year to a small set of applicants.

Read More

What Is the Relevance of Technology in Education?

Article | April 8, 2020

The latest developments in education are nothing short of amazing. And they are all as a result of technology. Such advancements are empowering tutors to create a more impactful learning experience for the young in the education system. The relevance of technology in education is the capability of reaching more learners efficiently and effectively. Technology is all around, and as time progresses, it expands. Even though many prefer to utilize conventional teaching methods, there are massive possibilities with the adoption of technology.

Read More

Spotlight

The Ohio State University

One of the largest universities in the United States, The Ohio State University is a leading research university and the model for Ohio's public higher education institutes. Founded in 1870 as a land-grant university, it consistently ranks as one of the top public universities in the United States. The main campus is located in Columbus, and regional campuses are located in Lima, Mansfield, Marion, Newark and Wooster.

Events