Three Factors Impacting Learner Engagement

Three Factors Impacting Learner Engagement Some research related to brain-based learning suggests that by getting participants actively engaged during a learning event you potentially help them to better gain, retain, recall, and use what they experience. To accomplish this, be creative in identifying activities and processes that will allow your participants to actively engage in … Read more

Strategies for Generating Engagement and Enthusiasm in Adult Learners

Strategies for Generating Engagement and Enthusiasm in Adult Learners Take the time when you are designing your lesson plans to think about how you will get buy-in from your adult learners. This relates to principles of adult learning (andragogy) and also taps into the brain-based learning the concept of engaging learners. Here are some Strategies … Read more

6 Strategies for Energizing Learners and Generating Enthusiasm

6 Strategies for Energizing Learners and Generating Enthusiasm There are many ways to spark excitement, energize learners, and generate enthusiasm in your sessions. Take the time to search out and develop strategies and techniques that are innovative and require learners to think while having fun and enjoying their experience. So let’s take a look at … 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

Flip Chart Icebreaker Activity – Create Learner Resumes to Encourage Adult Learner Interaction

Flip Chart Icebreaker Activity  Create Learner Resumes to Encourage Adult Learner Interaction To dispel a perception that you are the only resource in the room as a facilitator in an adult learning session, have your learners participate in the following flipchart icebreaker activity – Create Learner Resumes to Encourage Adult Learner Interaction in which each person discloses personal background information. … 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

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

Getting Adult Learners Actively Engaged

Getting Adult Learners Actively Engaged One point to remember when designing activities and planning your delivery strategy when conducting adult learning training sessions or educational courses is that some learners may be uncomfortable being a focal point in front of others. This fact may create challenges if you call upon them directly for role play … Read more