Training Connotes More Than Information Deployment
Training Connotes Practice with Corrective and/or Reinforcing Feedback.
Learning Content is too often simply Information. Curated Content is as well.
The Road to Performance Competence is not likely enabled by deploying Information and/or Curated Content – unless the audience has sufficient Prior Knowledge/Skill and Competence.Then it might be OK. Otherwise it would not be sufficient.
It – Information and Curated Content – typically needs to be bookended and augmented. Information alone is not going to get the job done IMO.
My ISD methods use a Lesson Map format – and have since 1991 – with “Five Easy Pieces” – which I label as Instructional Activities or Administrative Activities.
Instructional & Administrative Activities
Open – typically Establishes the Learning Objective(s), ties back to Prior Knowledge/Skill and Competence, and presents the Content Flow. This is an Administrative Activity.
INFO – typically presents the enabling Knowledge & Skills needed for the Application Exercises (APPOs). This is an Instructional Activity.
DEMO – typically presents a demonstration – in regular speed, slow-motion speed, if needed, in advance of the Application Exercises (APPOs). DEMOs are not always needed. This is an Instructional Activity.
APPO – typically presents Application Exercises that are authentic with corrective and/or reinforcing feedback – and are repeated with increasing real-world difficulties, until the performance-based Learning Objectives of the Lesson are met. This is an Instructional Activity.
Close – typically provides for structured Reflection and a transition to the next Lessons. This is an Administrative Activity.
Each Instructional Activity – then is detailed out on an Instructional Activity Spec. Each Administrative Activity follows a set pattern – to make it easy on the audience.
BTW – Micro-Learning – as a Spaced Reinforcement – or as a stand alone for really small sets of content – IMO – needs these same 5 Easy Pieces as well.
What’s In Your Design?
Lesson Mapping is covered in my 1999 book: lean-ISD and my 2011 book on MCD, and in many Blog Posts and in several of my pre-Blog Newsletter articles (going back to 1993). Search this site using Lesson Maps and Lesson Mapping for more.
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