Calling all trainers! Are you struggling to engage learners beyond asking questions and participating in breakouts? Incorporating games, simulations, and other engagement activities can support training performance objectives and ensure participants retain new information. Romar Learning Solutions explains the reasons why interactivity is so important in adult learning:
The Benefits of Interactive Learning
There are several approaches to learning. Auditory learners may prefer lecture-style training, but not all learners absorb new material this way. Visual learners may need diagrams, graphics, and pictures while other learners prefer a hands-on experimentation approach. Almost all of today’s adult learners enjoy a problem-solving collaborative approach. Adult learning games, simulations, and activities allow learners to apply their new knowledge, skills, and behaviors for greater mastery.
Here are just a few ways interactivity enhances the adult learning experience:
- Motivates learners to take charge of their own learning and mastery
- Encourages learners to think critically and apply problem-solving skills
- Allows learners to bounce ideas off others and gain new perspectives
- Allows learners to gain a better understanding of real-world applications
- Improves memorization and retention of new material
- Provides an opportunity for learners to gain valuable insight and constructive feedback from trainers
Some engagement activities include:
- Quizzes (multiple-choice, true/false, or fill-in-the-blank)
- Role-play (relevant scenarios)
- Problem-solving discussions
- Case studies (+ discussion)
Building Interactivity into Learning
Interested in learning how to build interactivity into your training programs? Romar Learning Solutions is now offering on-demand training that teaches trainers how to develop a curriculum that will engage and motivate learners to take charge of their own learning and master new skills. Learn more about this course and get started building interactivity into learning!
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