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5 Signs you are Still Relying on Traditional Learning Methods

Most online trainers and educators still rely on traditional learning methods for several reasons. Either they lack awareness and knowledge of the modern learning techniques or they find the traditional methods of learning more convenient.

However, by not making the use of modern learning methodologies, they are unable to provide effective learning to their target audience. Therefore, it is time to make a shift and adapt learning methods that not only engages the learner but also improves the trainers’ teaching style.

So, if you are still using one of the following traditional methods of learning, it’s time to embrace the new learning methods. Take a look.

  1. Using Chalk and Blackboard

One of the most common traditional methods of training is chalk and blackboard. Although this training model helps learners understand better while keeping them captivated, it has certain limitations. The chalk and blackboard learning method not only lacks knowledge sharing but also disable learners to make use of the new technologies. Today, the world is full of limitless technologies and connectivities which makes the entire learning process more effective, interesting and engaging for the trainers as well as the learners.

  1. Trainer-Centric Learning

Trainer-centric trainings are those in which the major focus of the learners is on the trainer. The trainer is responsible to provide elaborated lectures orally to the learners. A lecture includes ideas, concepts, and principles about the ongoing topic. The trainer is active throughout the session, but the learners usually gets bored due to the listening part. The involvement of discussions and questions is extremely important in order to engage the learners. By adopting the modern learning methods, learners get the opportunity to explore the subject in depth, resolve their queries, develop soft-skills and become productive. It also helps in increasing the knowledge retention.

  1. Content-Focused Learning

Content-focused learning is limited to the chapters provided in the books whether it is about employee trainings or student educational courses. Due to this repetitive form of learning, knowledge isn’t acquired and is imparted to the potential learners as it is. In most cases, the lesson is only learned by heart, memorized word-by-word without any subject or material understanding of the new concepts. Using modern e-Learning methods, on the other hand, opens up the door for the learners to retain knowledge on a wider platform.

  1. Flipped Classroom Learning

Flipped classroom learning is a type of traditional learning method in which the learners are expected to attend the lectures and take notes on the side. Learners find it difficult to absorb information as their entire focus relies on jotting down the key points.

However, eLearning training sessions are easier to understand, grasp and retain. Using the internet, smart tools, knowledge base and eLearning modules, trainers can make the sessions even more effective. Learners do not require to prepare notes as they have access to all the training material online. They become digitally-active and learn at the comfort of their own space. It also prepares them for resolving the problem-solving challenges in their future. That’s the reason, it is advisable to make use of best eLearning software that can fully replace traditional classrooms sooner.

  1. Low-Tech Learning

Most traditional learning methods are low-tech which means they lack technology to explain complex concepts. As a result, learners only grasp the easy concepts and feel crippled about the complex ones. However, there are several tools that are free of cost on the Internet using which you can simplify your training methods and make them more engaging for the learners. All you need to do is understand your requirement, prepare your training sessions online using free or demo tools and experience the difference. The best way to make your training programs more effective by digitizing them as it helps in proactive and continual learning. The high-tech learning sessions helps in develops skills and fulfil the lags.

The Bottom Line

There are several organizations, educational institutions and corporations that are transforming their learning and development programs to the e-learning domain. Choosing the right e-Learning method is still a challenge, that’s the reason, it is advisable to research more about different e-Learning software that offer brilliant courses. Though finding the appropriate software depends on several factors such as target audience and topic analysis, make sure to opt wisely. Also, it should fulfil all your business needs and makes the training sessions more effective, interesting and engaging for the learners. All you need to do is make up your mind and step forward to embrace the new technologies used in the field of e-learning.

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Kamy Anderson
Kamy Anderson is an ed-tech enthusiast with a passion for writing on emerging technologies in the areas of corporate training and education. He has 7+ years of experience working with ProProfs learning management system and other eLearning authoring tools, which has given him a hands-on experience of the latest course authoring software and an exclusive insight into the eLearning industry.
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