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Methods of Training
B. Media - It tends to build trainer credibility, esp. videotape
1. Has some of the disadvantages of lecture (passive, one-sided) but usually adds an extra sensory/learning style mode.
2. Media can overwhelm the message you want to communicate.
3. It's good for reinforcing lecture or other methods.
4. Video recording is good for self-critique, but you must let people get used to it (not just "one and done")
5. Types of Media:
Video recordings (real, simulated, fictional),
Visuals (pictures, slides, computer graphics and charts),
C. Games, Simulations and Structured Experiences (see the COMM333 reserves in the Library for ideas)
D. Case Study - Good for analysis and diagnosis (See materials for Exam 2 study guide as an example of how to do cases)
E. Summary Advice
1. keep training specific and behavioral
2. tell trainees the objectives
3. motivate trainees to use training on the job
4. make trainees active
5. provide feedback for correction and motivation
6. in each unit or module, have something for each type of learner (VAK).
last updated 10/28/2016