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Structuring a multi-day training course

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Jacinta Rchardson's presentation from LCA2010, Wellington, as part of the education miniconference.

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Structuring a multi-day training course

  1. 1. Structuring a multi-day technical training course Jacinta Richardson Perl Training Australia <jarich@perltraining.com.au>
  2. 2. Having fun?
  3. 3. Every session?
  4. 4. up to 24
  5. 5. Brain filling?
  6. 6. Training is worse
  7. 7. So... training
  8. 8. 6 - 6.5 hour days
  9. 9. Wide range of xp
  10. 10. Things I've learned
  11. 11. Pocketwatch – dvs http://www.flickr.com/photos/dvs/32416309/
  12. 12. 90 minutes = break
  13. 13. 9:00 - 10:30 11:00 - 12:30 1:30 - 3:00 3:30 - 5:00
  14. 14. 9:00 - 10:30 11:00 - 12:30 1:30 - 3:00 3:30 - 5:00
  15. 15. 9:00 - 10:30 11:00 - 12:30 1:30 - 3:00 3:30 - 5:00
  16. 16. 9:00 - 10:30 11:00 - 12:30 1:30 - 3:00 3:30 - 5:00
  17. 17. 6 hours
  18. 18. Squeeeeeze
  19. 19. 9:00 - 10:30 10: 45 - 12:30 1:30 - 3:00 3: 15 - 5:00
  20. 20. 6.5 hours
  21. 21. Or go home early
  22. 22. Lot to learn
  23. 23. Morning – Vince Alongi http://www.flickr.com/photos/vincealongi/2233093267/
  24. 24. Important info start of day
  25. 25. Coffee + morning = better learning
  26. 26. Evening Sunset at Ulsoor - Swami Stream http://www.flickr.com/photos/araswami/2294314816/
  27. 27. Easy info end of day
  28. 28. Full brains
  29. 29. Like full stomachs
  30. 30. This will have to do – ingermaaike2 http://www.flickr.com/photos/ ingermaaike2/2524610442/
  31. 31. Essentials start of course
  32. 32. Don't waste time
  33. 33. 90 minutes
  34. 34. Freshest they'll be!
  35. 35. Rainbow balls – ingermaaike2 http://www.flickr.com/photos/ingermaaike2/3787876483/
  36. 36. Optional extras end of course
  37. 37. Least able to learn
  38. 39. But... it's important?
  39. 40. Might need a new course
  40. 41. time is running out - __april http://www.flickr.com/photos/ appyyy/4077997473/
  41. 42. 10:10
  42. 43. 10:20
  43. 44. 10:30...
  44. 45. Learn Practice Understand
  45. 46. Learn Practice Understand
  46. 47. Learn Practice Understand
  47. 48. Threes a Crowd – aussiegall http://www.flickr.com/photos/aussiegall/3683810773/
  48. 49. 1-3 concepts per chunk
  49. 50. At least 10 minutes
  50. 51. Exercise fatigue
  51. 52. Spare time = More examples
  52. 53. 90 = 3 x 10:20 4.5 x 10:10
  53. 54. Perfect Shot – TheMarque http://www.flickr.com/photos/themarque/1333632314/
  54. 55. Target exercises at each key point
  55. 56. 1 point = 1 exercise
  56. 57. Later exercises can combine
  57. 58. On the Slide - PCA 86 - Donald Macleod http://www.flickr.com/photos/donaldmacleod/4125100041/
  58. 59. Easy – Advanced exercises
  59. 60. Challenge different skill levels
  60. 61. Won't finish all the exercises all the time
  61. 62. Squiggle Slide – krossbow http://www.flickr.com/photos/krossbow/339106135/
  62. 63. Additional exercises
  63. 64. 3 - 4
  64. 65. Span 80% course
  65. 66. Challenging
  66. 67. No answer files
  67. 68. Gold coated wall details – árticotropical http://www.flickr.com/photos/sensechange/523157637/
  68. 69. Minimise x-chapter reliance
  69. 70. Sometimes necessary
  70. 71. Problem plagued
  71. 72. Fatigued...
  72. 73. Struggled...
  73. 74. Missed...
  74. 75. New topic = Clean slate
  75. 76. Encyclopædia Britannica, Eleventh Edition (1911) – Stewart http://www.flickr.com/photos/stewart/461099066/
  76. 77. Good, thorough course notes
  77. 78. Not slides! Write a book!
  78. 79. In-course reference
  79. 80. Share around at work
  80. 81. Good advertising
  81. 82. Snowflake – Muffet http://www.flickr.com/photos/calliope/3134840025/
  82. 83. Keep it cold, keep it fresh
  83. 84. 19 - 20 degrees C
  84. 85. Cold = More alert
  85. 86. Bell Curve – hardeep.singh http://www.flickr.com/photos/hname/3570152750/
  86. 87. Bell-curve applies
  87. 88. 9 students
  88. 89. 1 very slow 2 slow 3 average 2 fast 1 very fast
  89. 90. Not intelligence
  90. 91. Never programmed No recent programming No recent learning
  91. 92. Lots of languages Lots of programming Lots of learning
  92. 93. Target average
  93. 94. Extra help
  94. 95. Don't slow down (too much)
  95. 96. In summary (key rules again)
  96. 97. 90 minutes = break
  97. 98. Important info start of day
  98. 99. Easy info end of day
  99. 100. Essentials start of course
  100. 101. Optional extras end of course
  101. 102. 10:10
  102. 103. 1-3 concepts per chunk
  103. 104. Target exercises at each key point
  104. 105. Easy – Advanced exercises
  105. 106. Additional exercises
  106. 107. Minimise x-chapter reliance
  107. 108. Good, thorough course notes
  108. 109. Keep it cold, keep it fresh
  109. 110. Bell-curve applies
  110. 111. Good Luck!
  111. 112. Slides released CC-By 2010 Photos may have different licenses, check notes on appropriate slides.

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