Saturday, August 2, 2008

Learning By Doing

Those who learn by doing are able to retain 75% of the information taught. (Source: Accenture Ltd.)

This percentage is compared with a 5% retention rate from hearing a lecture and 10% from reading the material. So, the best bet for knowledge retention of is having your employees participate in hands-on learning.

Virtual simulations are a great tool as they make instruction more effective by mimicking the way people learn best, putting knowledge to practical use. Small-group work, role-playing, and games are other hands-on learning techniques that could be effective in your training programs.

Not only does incorporating hands-on activities increase knowledge retention, but it they are interesting for learners and will give them more outlets for participation.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns you might have.

    Until next time...

    Sheryl Tuchman