Monday, June 26, 2006

Ten Tips for Technology Training

Rachel Singer Gordon and Michael Stephens wrote an article for the May 2006 issue of Computers in Libraries called "Ten Tips for Technology Training." (Sorry -- there is a fee for this one.) For those of you who have been doing this for some time, there are no surprises here -- just good reminders:
  • Carry multiple version of your training documents
  • Use real-world examples
  • Create an online community around your training
  • Use A/V and hands-on tools
  • Create with PowerPoint
  • Promote classes using Flickr
  • Keep up to date
  • Rehearse, but be flexible in the class
  • Play with and use Web 2.0 tools, e.g., IM, blogs, wikis, feeds
  • Enjoy it
Good ideas that support the theories of adult education. Interaction . . . make it practical . . . interaction . . . give me materials I can use after the course . . . interaction . . . keep up with new tools . . . interaction . . . have fun!

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