“Inform, Present, Do” is a standard tutorial design mannequin. We featured that in a earlier publish. The mannequin is a straightforward reminder that steers the course design away from the frequent content material dump and focuses on the motion within the studying, primarily the doing half.
However I like so as to add, “Inform, present, do! Then follow and evaluate!” It rhymes and is one other simple factor to recollect about course design. I like discussing this with shoppers and subject material specialists who are likely to focus an excessive amount of on content material.
Right here’s a fast recap:
- Inform them what they’ll study. This communicates the expectations and targets. It additionally offers context which permits the learner to see how the course is related and matches into their world and expectations.
- Present them what they are going to “do” to allow them to see it in motion. Seeing it earlier than working towards permits folks to construct some familiarity with the method and helps remove a few of that “simply getting began” nervousness.
- Do the duty. At this level, the learner ought to do the duty that they’ve been uncovered to and seen in motion. In a web-based course, the duty is normally some type of simulated decision-making. That may be one thing like a role-play exercise and even software program simulation the place the person inputs knowledge.
- Follow the duty. It is a subset of the “doing” nonetheless, the important thing level right here is the repetition that comes with follow. E-learning programs usually are weak on working towards the duty greater than a couple of times. And when the individuals are exterior of the course, there ought to be some help to follow the duty in a real-world setting. The extra touches they get the extra alternatives to study.
- Evaluation what they did. That is additionally a subset of “doing” and goes with the method of follow, suggestions, follow, suggestions…On the finish of the day you must assess their degree of understanding and proficiency and supply subsequent steps, equivalent to certification of ability or maybe some type of remedial course of to get extra follow. One problem within the e-learning and coaching area is that the supervisor or crew leads are likely to abdicate the educational to the course or coaching program. Nonetheless, there’s numerous alternative to reinforce the coaching with a constant and thorough evaluate course of exterior of the e-learning course.
It is a extra fleshed out Inform, Present, Do mannequin that considers extra of the follow and suggestions a part of the educational course of. I like this method higher than the primary one as a result of it consists of the evaluate and debriefing which incorporates the social a part of studying the place new learners get a way of the place they match and the way they’re doing.