Magazine article Personnel Journal

Interaction Has Its Attraction

Magazine article Personnel Journal

Interaction Has Its Attraction

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DOES THE IDEA OF TRAINING employees on CD-ROMs leave you cold? Rockley L. Miller, editor and publisher of the Multimedia & Videodisc Monitor newsletter, may help warm you up to the idea. Here, Miller offers 10 advantages of the interactive approach over traditional training methods.

1. Reduced learning time. Training time can be cut by as much as 50%, because self-paced instruction encourages employees to take the most efficient path to mastery. The combination of visual presentation with audio explanation boosts understanding. Personalized instruction accommodates different learning styles.

2. Reduced cost. Because the primary costs of interactive training are in design and production, not replication and delivery, cost per trainee is reduced as the number of trainees rises. The typical break-even point is at 100 to 200 trainees--after that point, savings build dramatically.

3. Instructional consistency. These systems do not have bad days. Instruction is delivered with consistent quality from day to day and class to class.

4. Privacy. Trainees can pose questions without embarrassment, and so learners are encouraged to persist in asking questions until mastery is achieved or curiosity is appeased. …

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