Why clear learning objectives in trainings are now even more important:
The global change brought about by the use of Covid 19 means that face-to-face seminars almost disappear from one day to the next, instead webinars, virtual classrooms, conferences and meetings are offered. And often even a few days later, so I wonder if these are of the same high quality. – In this rapid change, the choice of webinars and their quality is sometimes completely lost due to the high speed.
Now is the time for a break in traditional training concepts!
Ideally adaptive training concepts are now in demand: tailor-made, individual, user-friendly and inviting.
As in face-to-face training, a webinar should also be tailored to the respective level of competence of the participants. New information or knowledge should not be poured out like a watering can!
The discussion of content in the training does not necessarily have to start automatically with Adam & Eve, if the participants are already experienced and versed. But finding this out requires attention and it is not always easy to grasp exactly this heterogeneity, especially in online seminars.
A clear definition of learning goals is a proven way to design training courses and webinars with pinpoint accuracy. Because learning goals determine what participants can or know after a seminar or webinar and what new attitude they can get, for example.
Once learning objectives have been defined for the respective learning event, content preparation can begin on this basis. Before this makes no sense, because only after the analysis of the actual state and the definition of the target state can planning be started.
However, I often experience that trainings are built up the other way round, the focus is only on the content that is to be worked on in a learning unit. Logical – because that is much easier. Defining learning goals is complex and demanding!
But the definition of the goal sets the direction and the requirements.
After the objectives the content comes and then again the question of the appropriate preparation of the content, i.e. the presentation method. PowerPoint or prepared slides as carriers for the content are just as common in webinars as in face-to-face training – and in my opinion they are not necessarily the method of choice. Here too, there are many creative methods that make it fun for people to learn in a varied, interesting and sustainable way. And the focus is always on the best possible achievement of learning goals – and that’s where the circle closes.