Saturday, 16 July 2016

How to Augment Employees Engagement/Participants Using New Technology and Techniques

Excellence in training depends upon relationships between Trainer and learner. Trainers who can build rapport and mutual understanding with learners have a better interaction and attention during presentation/training.
When Instructor  has the ability to inspire participants from different backgrounds and locations to work together to solve problems, learners are more likely to learn new concepts and retain knowledge.
In a training session, instructors and students are under time constraints that can make it challenging to allow relationships to develop organically. Some instructors attempt to expedite the rapport-building stage via exercises such as having each student tell the class something about themselves or the instructor shares an anecdote to kick off the training session.

These techniques can help create engagement, but their utility tends to be limited. Not all students are enthusiastic about public speaking – in fact, most people aren’t. Training session participants are more likely to spend the time before their turn to speak dreading their moment in the spotlight than listening to their classmates and learning something about them.

And while an amusing story from the instructor can help break the ice, it’s a top-down communication that rarely does more than briefly capture student attention. A more effective approach is one that allows instructors to engage in a two-way conversation and enables all students to participate in the training session without fear of being put on the spot.

Many instructors have found an ideal solution to this dilemma in response technology. With response technology, they can embed questions into PowerPoint slides and allow students to answer anonymously using clickers or smart phones. Instructors can then display the aggregate response data on screen in chart form.

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