Using Games to Engage and Energize Adult Learners

Using Games to Engage and Energize Adult Learners Using games to engage and energize adult learners is an effective creative training strategy. However, the qualifier to that statement is “if you use the game correctly.” During the past four-plus decades I have facilitated hundreds of adult learning events. In those sessions, I have used games … Read more

Creative Training Ideas that Stimulate Adult Learners

Creative Training Ideas that Stimulate Adult Learners Brain researchers have made tremendous strides in discovering how the human brain functions and processes information. For example, they have discovered that various environmental elements can have an impact on learning and memory formation. Among others, factors such as nutrition, hydration, color, light, sound, motion, movement, and novelty … Read more

Strategies for Engaging Adult Learners to Enhance Learning Outcomes

Strategies for Engaging Adult Learners to Enhance Learning Outcomes Trainers continually look for strategies for engaging adult learners to enhance learning outcomes. Many have discovered what is termed as brain-based learning in order to create content and environments that help challenge and actively engage their learners. Scientists and researchers continually explore the human brain and … Read more

Ways to Engage Adult Learners Before Training Begins

Ways to Engage Adult Learners Before Training Begins Have you ever walked into a learning session, meeting or adult academic classroom and felt like you were in the Twilight Zone? Other zombies like you meandered around, seeking guidance. They might have moved toward refreshments, searched for a seat among the dozens available, or sat bashfully … Read more

Engage Adult Learners: 4 Active Strategies that Get Results

Engage Adult Learners: 4 Active Strategies that Get Results There are many ways to engage adult learners in your classroom. The key is to consider factors such as audience composition, venue, types of training aids and equipment that you will use, available time and other pertinent factors when designing your learning event. In addition, consider … Read more

Designing Effective Training Programs for Adult Learners from the Millennial Generation

Designing Effective Training Programs for Adult Learners from the Millennial Generation There are many factors to consider when designing effective training programs for adult learners from the millennial generation. Members of each generation have specific needs and expectations based on their background and experiences. Obviously, you need to conduct an individual training needs assessment of each adult learner rather … Read more

Designing Effective Training Programs for Adult Learners from Generation X

Designing Effective Training Programs for Adult Learners from Generation X There are many factors to consider when designing effective training programs for adult learners from Generation X. Members of each generation have specific needs and expectations based on their background and experiences. Obviously, you need to conduct an individual training needs assessment of each adult learner rather than assume … Read more

Using Nonverbal Communication Cues with Adult Learners

Using Nonverbal Communication Cues with Adult Learners Anyone who has been in the business world for a period of time has likely received instruction on how to effectively communicate with others through the use of nonverbal cues. By consciously controlling eye, facial, hand gestures and other body movements, you can enhance and support verbal messages while … Read more