Before you can help others learn, it's important to keep a few things in mind: the ways that adults learn, the climate in which adults learn best, the methods of instruction that are the most effective, and the importance of evaluating the training you're conducting. This path includes resources that will help you with all of these principles, and, as a bonus, also features some full-length train-the-trainer manuals and white papers on adult learning theory. By the end of this path, you'll have ideas on how to better motivate your learners, how to write better learning objectives, and how to manage the classroom more effectively. We've also included a few recommendations of our favorite instructional design books. Enjoy!
Tips and Resources for Instructor-Led Training
The resources in this section will help you create opportunities for your trainees to be more effective learners.
We all know that adults learn differently than children. But what does that mean for our instructional design? These resources help you apply andragogy -- the method and practice of teaching adult learners -- in an effective way.
There's a lot to do before you ever step into the classroom. These resources will help you develop the materials you need to be prepared for a training event.
Adults aren't always the best behaved students. Learn how to engage them in positive, constructive ways -- and how to handle those who misbehave -- with these resources.
How do you know your training is effective? You can use Kirkpatrick's model as an evaluation tool; we've included an article introducing you to this concept, as well as a resource to help you develop effective training evaluation forms.
These resources include a full-length train-the-trainer manual and in-depth guides to applying adult learning theory in the classroom.
Wondering what to read next? These recommended books are some of the contemporary classics in instructional design and adult learning theory.
The Accidental Instructional Designer (Book, 2014) [WorldCat.org]
Design for how people learn (Book, 2016) [WorldCat.org]
ISD from the ground up : a no-nonsense approach to instructional design (Book, 2016) [WorldCat.org]
The art and science of training (Book, 2017) [WorldCat.org]
MAKE IT STICK : the science of successful learning. (Book, 2018) [WorldCat.org]
Guide: Developing Learning Outcomes