“Inform, Present, Do” is a typical tutorial design mannequin. We featured that in a earlier submit. The mannequin is a straightforward reminder that steers the course design away from the widespread content material dump and focuses on the motion within the studying, primarily the doing half.

However I like so as to add, “Inform, present, do! Then apply and assessment!” It rhymes and is one other straightforward factor to recollect about course design. I like discussing this with purchasers and material consultants who are inclined to focus an excessive amount of on content material.

Right here’s a fast recap:

  • Inform them what they’ll be taught. This communicates the expectations and targets. It additionally gives context which permits the learner to see how the course is related and matches into their world and expectations.
  • Present them what they are going to “do” to allow them to see it in motion. Seeing it earlier than training permits folks to construct some familiarity with the method and helps get rid of a few of that “simply getting began” anxiousness.
  • Do the duty. At this level, the learner ought to do the duty that they’ve been uncovered to and seen in motion. In an internet course, the duty is normally some kind of simulated decision-making. That may be one thing like a role-play exercise and even software program simulation the place the consumer inputs information.
  • Apply the duty. This can be a subset of the “doing” nonetheless, the important thing level right here is the repetition that comes with apply. E-learning programs typically are weak on training the duty greater than a couple of times. And when the individuals are outdoors of the course, there ought to be some assist to apply the duty in a real-world setting. The extra touches they get the extra alternatives to be taught.
  • Evaluate what they did. That is additionally a subset of “doing” and goes with the method of apply, suggestions, apply, suggestions…On the finish of the day you might want to assess their stage of understanding and proficiency and supply subsequent steps, similar to certification of talent or maybe some kind of remedial course of to get extra apply. One problem within the e-learning and coaching house is that the supervisor or group leads are inclined to abdicate the educational to the course or coaching program. Nevertheless, there’s quite a lot of alternative to boost the coaching with a constant and thorough assessment course of outdoors of the e-learning course.

This can be a extra fleshed out Inform, Present, Do mannequin that considers extra of the apply and suggestions a part of the educational course of. I like this method higher than the primary one as a result of it contains the assessment and debriefing which incorporates the social a part of studying the place new learners get a way of the place they match and the way they’re doing.


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