Effective classroom training should be viewed as a three-legged stool. If any one leg of the stool is weak or missing, it can make an unsuccessful training. The three important components of a trainer are: the trainer, classroom, and content.
A student should expect a training experience that includes quality instruction from an effective trainer, documentation, hands-on activities, and additional resources as needed. Trainers do not have to be experts, but they should be capable of fielding questions and following up with further research.
Documentation should be clear and provide the information necessary for students to use what they have learned when they return to work. Additional resources about any given topic are inevitably needed, too. Resources that provide more information for further research and training are an important part of the learning process.
As technology continues to change, students need to know how to keep up with new trends and distil what is important. A seasoned trainer will clearly outline learning objectives for the class at the outset. This can help demystify the learning process for the student.
There are a number of potential drawbacks to classroom training. Personality differences between the trainer and the student, for example, this can impact the success of any training class. This problem can rarely be anticipated or avoided. Additionally, fellow trainees can dictate the pace of the training, leaving some students behind, and others bored with a pace that is too slow for them.
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