Good Morning friends, I was reading about volunteer training on net and I found this note very good. It’s small in size and quantity at the same time, it’s very effective. Some volunteer programs are moving training to the Internet, through a Web site or via email. In some cases the handbook for volunteers is online and available to anyone with an interest. How effective is “reading” as a training tool and are there ways to enhance learning, when reading is the most likely format for teaching? Here are some tips.
Things to consider when selecting reading as a training tool:
- Readings are materials that provide information or instruction about a topic.
- Reading assignments do not stimulate the senses; therefore, there is poor retention of the material covered.
- Reading assignments should always be accompanied by some type of feedback exercise.
- Readings work best when the trainer builds in some form of accountability for the learner.
- Readings should be related to real-world problems, projects or products.
- Readings can be helped by providing the learner with a “structured notepad” that guides his reading and note-taking.
- Readings that provide growth for the learner should be provided.