Newer is not necessarily better!

In the case of skills training, the prevalent e-Learning courseware does not begin to compare with the learning values designed into traditional interactive CD-ROM training.

Full motion video and animations, combined with optional word-for-word audio are proven to be the best way to communicate with our Generation X and Generation Y workforce.

Knowledgeably-designed interactive CD-ROM training incorporates it all. It is a true, individualized interactive learning system. The learning takes place almost entirely through interaction and active involvement with the multiple media presentation.

Today, it is difficult for many people to learn how to perform a skill by reading about it. Forty percent of our workforce does not comprehend above a 4th grade reading level!

Unfortunately, much of today’s e-Learning is reading-based and many examples are nothing but repurposed PowerPoint presentations or repurposed written procedures. And, those examples approach the archaic and do little to advance skills acquisition.

With well-designed interactive CD-ROM training, the students first learn by seeing, in real time, the skills being performed — and then, in order to fortify the learning, they practice those skills via interactive simulations.

The goal of skills training is to improve the worker’s on-the-job performance. Therefore, interactive CD-ROM programs focus on enhancing skills performance and retention. The theoretical knowledge needed to properly perform a task is included, but the focus is always on the task — not the theory.

The training needs of each group or individual can be met by selecting only those lessons needed. Your trainees need not waste time covering material they already know. Combined with an on-line Skills Assessment, interactive CD-ROM accomplishes that goal.

Users of competently-designed interactive CD-ROM programs control their own path through each lesson. They are free at any time to skip over material they already understand — or, for better comprehension, repeat any portions they choose.

Additionally, when compared with other methods of instruction, well-designed interactive CD-ROM courseware has proven itself by training personnel faster — thereby reducing trainees’ off-the-job time and making more efficient use of training facilities.

Most importantly, it is now possible to digitize the CD-ROMs — thus, effectively networking the training inside your own firewall. Of course, that gives you an additional advantage: “CD-ROM training becomes the most effective e-Learning courseware available today!”

It is the absolute best way for you to achieve learning retention and skills enhancement in your workforce!

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— Bill Walton, Founder, ITC Learning
www.itclearning.com/blog/ (Tuesdays & Thursdays)
e-Mail: bwalton@itclearning.com