Top Miskates in creating training content<br />Metamorph Training Pvt Ltd<br />
Training Content  is NOT simply about the slides<br />
There are multiple tools available today to design and develop training content… <br />Photo credit Michal Trochimiak<br />
Even with so many of them, how do you know if your training content is effective?<br />
As good content developers, we start with: The Objective<br />At the end of the training, can the audience do this: <br />...
This is captured by Bloom’s Taxonomy…<br />
Sadly, most trainers who deliver still struggle with getting audiences to just remember what was taught<br />
What are the common mistakes in training content that leads to this?<br />
RECALL: Audience remember only what is repeated. Mistake 1 : Not revisiting important aspects<br />
Does your content design allow for an important point to be revised multiple times with different and interesting modes? <...
A summary at the end of every module and before/after breaks keeps the thought flowing in the right direction.<br />
RECALL: Audience remember stories Mistake 2 : Information is presented as a dump without connecting link<br />
Does your content have a flow and structure to it so that when audience don’t need to remember different bits and pieces b...
Break down your content into modules that can be easily revised and summarized. This modular approach also helps trainers ...
RECALL: Audience remember what they ‘do’Mistake 3 : Spending more time on information download rather than on activities<b...
Is every major learning point supported with an activity to apply the learning? Are these activities of different types so...
When NOT to use activities? Avoid adding activities for points  that audience already know. E.g. managing time is importan...
3 common mistakes in RECALL<br />Mistake 1 : Not revisiting important aspects <br />Mistake 2 : Information is presented a...
Next we look at common mistakes in….<br />RECALL<br />UNDERSTAND<br />APPLY<br />
UNDERSTAND: Audience ignore the complexMistake 1 : Not spending time to simplify content<br />
Does your content simply download content as it appears in the product flyer or a previous training program?<br />
Content can be simplified with use of diagramsinstead of bullet points<br />
Content can be simplified with use of analogy instead of technical explanations<br />
Content can be simplified with use of visuals instead of words<br />
No matter how complex the concept, if it is explained by use of visuals and diagrams it is possible for your audience to u...
UNDERSTAND: Audience get exhausted by doing just one thingMistake 2 : Not varying the methodology periodically<br />
Does your content have hours of presentation followed by a role play at the end? This exhausts the audience.<br />
UNDERSTAND: There are different learner typesMistake 3 : Using methodologies for only 1 type of learner<br />
A simple rule of thumb used to differentiate learner types….<br />Theory focused<br />Experience focused<br />
Each type prefers to learn with different methods<br />Theory focused<br />Experience focused<br />Case Studies <br />Role...
Whether you use VAK, Kolb’s Learning Cycle or any other model, use methodologies that appeal to different types. <br />
Training Format Options<br /><ul><li>OJT
Mentoring
CBT
e-Learning
Text-based
Active Learning</li></ul>Audio / Video<br />Games<br />Role Plays<br />Caselets<br />One-on-one/small group coaching<br />...
3 common mistakes in UNDERSTANDING<br />Mistake 1 : Not simplifying content<br />Mistake 2 : Not varying methodologies per...
Next we look at common mistakes in….<br />RECALL<br />UNDERSTAND<br />APPLY<br />
APPLY: Audience prefer solutions to their problems, not theoryMistake 1: Starting with training content without showing re...
Does your training start and end with 1) how the content applies to workplace 2) the benefit it brings and  3) the problem...
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  1. 1. Top Miskates in creating training content<br />Metamorph Training Pvt Ltd<br />
  2. 2. Training Content is NOT simply about the slides<br />
  3. 3. There are multiple tools available today to design and develop training content… <br />Photo credit Michal Trochimiak<br />
  4. 4. Even with so many of them, how do you know if your training content is effective?<br />
  5. 5. As good content developers, we start with: The Objective<br />At the end of the training, can the audience do this: <br />RECALL<br />UNDERSTAND<br />APPLY<br />
  6. 6. This is captured by Bloom’s Taxonomy…<br />
  7. 7. Sadly, most trainers who deliver still struggle with getting audiences to just remember what was taught<br />
  8. 8. What are the common mistakes in training content that leads to this?<br />
  9. 9. RECALL: Audience remember only what is repeated. Mistake 1 : Not revisiting important aspects<br />
  10. 10. Does your content design allow for an important point to be revised multiple times with different and interesting modes? <br />Discussion<br />Summary<br />Exercise<br />Test<br />
  11. 11. A summary at the end of every module and before/after breaks keeps the thought flowing in the right direction.<br />
  12. 12. RECALL: Audience remember stories Mistake 2 : Information is presented as a dump without connecting link<br />
  13. 13. Does your content have a flow and structure to it so that when audience don’t need to remember different bits and pieces but 1 story?<br />
  14. 14. Break down your content into modules that can be easily revised and summarized. This modular approach also helps trainers easily repurpose content fairly quickly. <br />
  15. 15. RECALL: Audience remember what they ‘do’Mistake 3 : Spending more time on information download rather than on activities<br />
  16. 16. Is every major learning point supported with an activity to apply the learning? Are these activities of different types so that boredom doesn’t set in?<br />
  17. 17. When NOT to use activities? Avoid adding activities for points that audience already know. E.g. managing time is important.Don’t use activities for not so important points – just because you find the activity interesting. <br />
  18. 18. 3 common mistakes in RECALL<br />Mistake 1 : Not revisiting important aspects <br />Mistake 2 : Information is presented as a dump without connecting link<br />Mistake 3 : Spending more time on information download rather than on activities<br />
  19. 19. Next we look at common mistakes in….<br />RECALL<br />UNDERSTAND<br />APPLY<br />
  20. 20. UNDERSTAND: Audience ignore the complexMistake 1 : Not spending time to simplify content<br />
  21. 21. Does your content simply download content as it appears in the product flyer or a previous training program?<br />
  22. 22. Content can be simplified with use of diagramsinstead of bullet points<br />
  23. 23. Content can be simplified with use of analogy instead of technical explanations<br />
  24. 24. Content can be simplified with use of visuals instead of words<br />
  25. 25. No matter how complex the concept, if it is explained by use of visuals and diagrams it is possible for your audience to understand and recall exactly what was said.<br />
  26. 26. UNDERSTAND: Audience get exhausted by doing just one thingMistake 2 : Not varying the methodology periodically<br />
  27. 27. Does your content have hours of presentation followed by a role play at the end? This exhausts the audience.<br />
  28. 28.
  29. 29. UNDERSTAND: There are different learner typesMistake 3 : Using methodologies for only 1 type of learner<br />
  30. 30. A simple rule of thumb used to differentiate learner types….<br />Theory focused<br />Experience focused<br />
  31. 31. Each type prefers to learn with different methods<br />Theory focused<br />Experience focused<br />Case Studies <br />Role Plays<br />Discussions<br />Movies<br />Presentations<br />Simulations<br />Quiz<br />Games<br />Analytical Activities<br />Case-lets<br />
  32. 32. Whether you use VAK, Kolb’s Learning Cycle or any other model, use methodologies that appeal to different types. <br />
  33. 33. Training Format Options<br /><ul><li>OJT
  34. 34. Mentoring
  35. 35. CBT
  36. 36. e-Learning
  37. 37. Text-based
  38. 38. Active Learning</li></ul>Audio / Video<br />Games<br />Role Plays<br />Caselets<br />One-on-one/small group coaching<br />Classroom<br />33<br />
  39. 39. 3 common mistakes in UNDERSTANDING<br />Mistake 1 : Not simplifying content<br />Mistake 2 : Not varying methodologies periodically <br />Mistake 3 : Using methodologies for 1 type of learner<br />
  40. 40. Next we look at common mistakes in….<br />RECALL<br />UNDERSTAND<br />APPLY<br />
  41. 41. APPLY: Audience prefer solutions to their problems, not theoryMistake 1: Starting with training content without showing relevance to their work<br />
  42. 42. Does your training start and end with 1) how the content applies to workplace 2) the benefit it brings and 3) the problem it solves <br />Your audience will pay more attention when you SELL the training<br />
  43. 43. APPLY: Audience need to practice what they learn in a safe environmentMistake 2: Not providing enough time for practice<br />
  44. 44. One comprehensive exercise is not enough. It is better to check application in stages rather than as a massive exercise of applying everything learnt at the end. <br />
  45. 45. 2 common mistakes in APPLYING <br />Mistake 1 : Not showing relevant to work<br />Mistake 2 : Not providing enough time for practice<br />
  46. 46. So, creating effective training content is NOTsimply about knowing theory…<br />
  47. 47. This presentation is by Metamorph Training.We conduct workshops on Advanced Content Creation Skills Check our website www.metamorph.webs.com for brochure and details.<br />

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