Accelerated Learning Tips and Techniques
On-line newsletter of great ideas for innovative trainers
Part of our goal in this web site is to provide you with an ongoing supply of accelerated learning tips, techniques and successful applications.
This replaces our now out-of-print newsletter, the Accelerated Learning Application News.
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The first 3 ideas appear in the Accelerated Learning CourseBuilder, a comprehensive kit for designing effective training programs rapidly.
LEARNER PREPARATION - Have learners work together to overcome obstacles to learning
INTERACTIVE PRESENTATION - Instant Roulette Review keeps learners involved in presentations
LEARNING AS CREATION - Learners create a Time Capsule to review and help future learners succeed
ACTION LEARNING - Learners walk through a difficult technical diagram
LEARNER INVOLVEMENT - Baseball review can be used for any topic
LEARNING GAME - New employee orientation at South Carolina Department of Revenue gets learners involved from the get-go
LEARNING AS CREATION - Allied Insurance cuts negotiations skills program in half with A.L.
LEARNER INVOLVEMENT - Chevron cuts class time in half in annual refresher training by drawing the information out of the learners
LEARNER FEEDBACK - Colored cups let learners tell you if theyre getting it
PARTNERED LEARNING - As an active review, have people pair up and guess the term the other is describing
PARTNERED REVIEW GAME - Have learners play review hangman with questions they write for each other
CARD GAME - Go Fish! card game helps people learn terms, procedures
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Selected articles from the Accelerated Learning Newsletter Collection
Here are sample articles from the Accelerated Learning Application News. These selections include Tips and Techniques and Successful Accelerated Learning Applications.
TIPS AND TECHNIQUES -
COLLABORATIVE REVIEW TECHNIQUES - Review circle gets learners teaching each other
A.L. FAILURE FILE - Dressing up the room without changing the course is simply not enough
LEARNER INVOLVEMENT - Learners create questions at the beginning that classmates answer at the end
COLLABORATION - Saying ‘I don’t know’ can open the mind for learning
LEARNING AND REVIEW GAME - ‘Win Lose or Draw’ Game show can inspire intense, fun competition and provide a quality review
A.L. CULTURE CHANGE - Winning support for accelerated learning in your world
FOLLOW THROUGH - How to ensure that learning continues even after the course is over
LEARNER PROCESSING - Stop your presentations frequently and have learners do something with the information
LEARNER INVOLVEMENT - Turning out the lights may help learners ask what's on their mind
LEARNER INVOLVEMENT - Learners get comfortable with each other while they build a giant floor model of the learning material
CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT - Learners create a ‘Time Capsule’ to help future learners succeed in the program
SUCCESSFUL ACCELERATED LEARNING APPLICATIONS
COLLABORATION - Learners teach each other how to handle difficult calls at CIGNA Insurance Call Center
ACTIVE SPORTS THEME - Golf game an active way to review technical procedures at Commonwealth Edison
COURSE THEME - Murder mystery theme at Motorola teaches learners how NOT to kill the customer
MUSIC - American Airlines reduces training time 150% by having learners sing the lesson
A.L. CULTURE - Resource Center helps keep A.L. alive in the organization
COURSE THEME - Jungle theme replaces traditional hospital inservice and cuts the time in half