Adult learners and learner engagement
Many people believe that training is engaging if it is fun. Of course, everyone likes to have fun, and humor can improve the retention of new knowledge, but that does not mean this is enough to engage learners.
Adult learners not only have many personal and professional commitments but also have different experiences and preferences. They are individuals with formed interests and personality traits, and it is not easy to gain and retain their attention. They are often not focused on learning, but on another aspect of their personal or professional life, they might have a negative past experience, they might suffer from boredom or feel isolated. However, it is proven that adult learners are motivated if:
Why is it important for your corporate training to be engaging?
If your training is engaging:
How to engage learners?
In order to make your training more engaging for the employees in your organization, you can:
Content and design tips to keep your learners engaged
In order to engage your learners you need to use clear and consistent text. Below are some best practices for training content development:
If you think that your corporate trainings are not engaging, do not panic. Take time to understand what motivates and engages learners, implement the above-mentioned best practices and you will be on the right path.