101 Interactive Training Techniques to Increase Learning

Add to your bag of training tricks! No matter what subject or audience, active training can improve retention and satisfaction in learners.
Studies show that most adults learn more when they are engaged in activities and discussions, especially when interacting with other adults.

Interactive training techniques can be easily incorporated into any type of instruction in libraries, whether it is for public computer classes, staff trainings, or student research. Interactive training gives the participant control of their own learning, and can also improve learner satisfaction.

Libraries can create a dynamic learning environment by thoughtfully including interactive techniques in training. Participants will also learn ways to successfully incorporate interactive training techniques into instruction, and to avoid common pitfalls.

This website is based on a presentation that was given at the Colorado Association of Libraries Annual Conference on October 15, 2011 by Crystal Schimpf, Kieran Hixon, and Nancy Trimm.