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

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

Visual Aids Help Make Learning Stick

Visual Aids Help Make Learning Stick Visual Aids Help Make Learning Stick, according to brain-based learning research. Using a variety of colorful and flexible visual training aids and equipment can enhance your learning environment and help enhance retention in an adult learning environment. Estimates are that between 45-60 percent of participants are visual learners. To … 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

Creative Training Ideas For Engaging Adult Learners

Creative Training Ideas For Engaging Adult Learners Technology has added a variety of new tools from which trainers and educators can benefit and enhance their adult learning environments. By using creative training strategies that actively engage learners and involve participants in the learning process, you can potentially increase opportunities for them to more effectively gain, … Read more

Experiential Learning Strategies Help Engage Adult Learners and Maximize Learning Outcomes

Experiential Learning Strategies Help Engage Adult Learners and Maximize Learning Outcomes Facilitators and trainers should constantly strive to learn and use accelerated or experiential learning strategies and activities (i.e. energizers). These can help make their learning environments more fun, engaging and effective. Session leaders should also explore keep up with the latest brain-based learning research … Read more

Add Visual Imagery Activities As Part of Your Experiential Learning Problem Solving Process Training

Add Visual Imagery Activities  If you are attempting to teach problem-solving techniques to adult learners, one training strategy to get learners involved in experiential learning or accelerated learning environments is to use visual imagery exercises. Such active learning strategies encourage adult learners to become active participants in the learning process. In such an activity, participants … Read more

Using Accelerated Learning with Adult Learners

Using Accelerated Learning with Adult Learners Accelerated learning involves tapping into individual learning styles or modalities (e.g. visual, auditory, or kinesthetic) in order to help adult learners gain, retain, recall, and better use what they experience. In the process of actively engaging learners and their preferred style(s), you are better able to help reinforce learning … Read more