I’m passionate about technology. I try to learn more everyday so that I can help teach and train others. Firm believer in instructor led training and group learning. I laugh daily, smile a lot, and enjoy my work. I lead a team of like minded individuals trying to improve group interaction. We use software, hardware and a lot of common sense to help groups improve employee education, speed up decision making, and engage learners.
Despite what you might have suspected in high school, teachers can’t read minds. However, using an innovative style of teaching known as “stealth assessment,” it’s now easier for instructors to understand the processes and progression of how learners address challenges, solve problems and formulate answers to questions posed to them.
Ongoing employee training has been shown to benefit both your business and your employees. But if you’re primarily used to conducting training in large spaces – frequently rented auditoriums or hotel and conference center banquet rooms – setting up your own on-site training space might initially pose some challenges.
As an instructor in the business environment, there’s a pretty good possibility you came to the role without what many of us think of as a traditional education background.
The collaborative nature of team-based learning might seem foreign to many instructors who are firmly rooted in the old study/lecture/test classroom model.
As discussed earlier, these foreign aspects emerge from several factors, perhaps the most significant being the collaborative nature of the team-based learning environment.
As many in academics have come to realize, the old stand-by method of assigning reading, lecturing on material and then testing students is inefficient and, under many circumstances, ineffective.
When it comes to training, many managers and instructors remain couched in the old-school model of lecturing inside the classroom or seminar, leaving it to trainees to absorb and apply that knowledge outside the learning environment.
In business training, the focus is often on how to most effectively convey a lesson to trainees, as if the instructional process was a one-way street.
The traditional classroom environment has been built on the concept of in class lectures and instruction, followed up by supporting work – homework, essentially – performed outside the classroom environment.
During any type of teaching or training, it’s important for the instructor to understand whether participants are comprehending and assimilating the information being provided.
The concept of agile based learning has its roots in software development, where it provides a “lightweight” framework for the creation of code without the burden of heavy bureaucracy or administration that could potentially slow the process.