Author Archives: Mary Eckes

Course of Distinction: Creating a Course to Help Learners Differentiate Between Two Similar Items

As one of my projects, I wanted to create an example to demonstrate how I would design a course to help learners distinguish between two similar items (Which is a raven and which is a crow?) It’s a fun way to exercise that “attention to detail” muscle. When I was designing this course, I wanted […]

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Making It Make Sense: Best Practices in Software Training

Designing successful software training for adults has some challenges. To address these issues, I keep some general goals in mind: giving the learners an overview of how learning the new software will be their advantage, giving the learners a well thought-out test drive, and plenty of time for the users to trouble-shoot and problem solve issues they run into.

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