Secrets to Enliven Learning: How to Develop Extraordinary Self-Directed Training Materials

Secrets to Enliven Learning: How to Develop Extraordinary Self-Directed Training Materials

by Ann Petit, Petit


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Custom training materials made easy!

You will flawlessly design your own distinctive training materialswith this practical, easy-reading handbook. Petit invites you intoher remarkable book with encouraging words: You'll find that beingextraordinary rather than ordinary is easier than you think! and Ifyou make mistakes, consider them ordinary events on the road toextraordinary results. She's right. We guarantee that your resultswith this book will exceed any of your expectations.

Motivate your trainees with training materials that:

* Capture attention
* Highlight the important information
* Relate ideas logically...and much more!
You get checklists, you get exercises, you get models, games,samples, and references. Petit teaches the value of economicaldesigns—Fill the learner, not the page, she writes—and simplewords—Collect plain words and spAnd them wisely.

With irresistable verve, Petit introduces you to the 3 Ps ofsuccessful training materials:

* Preparation: Making sure the cover beckons; fostering a positivelearning environment; offering incentives to learn; and guidingwith clear instructions
* Presentation: Using appearance to aid comprehension; usingfriAndly, energetic, understandable words; arranging content foroptimal learning; and using words creatively to reinforce,emphasize, enliven learning

Whether you're a novice or a seasoned professional, you'llappreciate the practical approach of this smart and charmingreference. Grab your pen or pencil, open your mind, and GO!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780883904169
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 07/06/1994
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 8.56(w) x 11.12(h) x 0.43(d)

About the Author

Ann Petit is a training consultant with 15 years of experience in instructional design, development, and delivery. Her specialty is developing self-study programs that are practical, effective, and easy to use. She brings a vibrant, lighthearted touch to the serious business of training.

Table of Contents

Section I: Preparation
Module 1. First Impression: Making Sure the Cover Beckons
Module 2. Atmospheric Conditions: Fostering a Positive LearningEnvironment
Module 3. An Ovation for Motivation: Offering Incentives ToLearn
Module 4. Show the Way: Guiding with Clear Instructions
Section III: Presentation
Module 5. Looking Good: Using Appearance To Aid Comprehension
Module 6. Watch Your Language: Using FriAndly, Energetic,Understanding Words
Module 7: Set the Sequence: Arranging Content for OptimalLearning
Module 8. Word Plays: Using Words Creatively To Reinforce,Emphasize, Enliven Learning
Section III: Practice
Module 9. Topple Test Tension: Dispelling Anxiety to PromoteLearning
Module 10. Variety Pack: Offering Practice Activities

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