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  • Sarah Hanson
    University of Florida-PPD HR
    Training & Education Coordinator
    sahanson@ufl.edu
    Using Technology to Create a More Participatory Learning Environment for Employee Training
  • Chinese Proverb
    Tell me, I forget.
    Show me, I remember.
    Involve me, I understand.
  • What is Participatory Learning?
    Learning methods that require students to collaborate, think critically, and reflect in order to construct their own knowledge.
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  • Video
    http://www.youtube.com/user/MakeLearningStick
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  • Participatory Learning Environments
    Integrate technology as a tool to facilitate inquiry.
    Utilize teachers as facilitators instead of instructors.
    Are more active than passive.
  • Adult Learning Principles
    Adults like to…
    Use their experience and knowledge in training
    See practical ways to apply information
    Participate in relevant learning activities
    Build on current experience
    Receive feedback
    Have support and follow-up
  • Benefits of Participatory Learning
  • Facilitator’s Role
    Help students feel comfortable
    Communicate instructions clearly
    Encourage sharing of information
    Keep work practical and relevant
    Coordinate opportunities for collaboration and communication
    Use good questioning techniques
    Involve students in planning/needs assessment
  • Participatory Learning Methods
    http://www.wordle.net/show/wrdl/2649009/word_cloud_2
  • Using Technology to Promote Participation
    Purchase Classroom Response Systems to conduct polls and answer questions during instructor-led training.
    Use www.surveymonkey.com to create online needs analysis for upcoming Leadership Development Program.
    Develop online discussion forums to promote collaboration on Facility Focus software issues, supervisory questions, or safety concerns.
  • Using Technology to Promote Participation
    Incorporate online self evaluation into Supervisory Skills Training
    http://psychcentral.com/personality-patterns/
    http://www.expertrating.com/certifications/Supervisor-Aptitude-Test.asp
    Use game software to play review games during orientation, safety training, and Supervisor Skills Training.
    Use Lectora software to create an interactive online module for Purchasing with an assessment at the end.
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