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Structuring a lesson.

By SalH ·
I've got my first full-time job as a Trainer (I'm in the UK) and I'm in the process of writing the training materials for a new student software system that's been introduced. I'm fairly confident about the material but less sure about how to go about planning the timings/structure for a typical training session. Does anyone have any tips on structuring the duration of a lesson? Many thanks.

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Structuring a lesson.

by El Machete In reply to Structuring a lesson.


First of all, What are you training? Is it commercial software products or proprietary products?

Second, What type of materials are you going to use to help you teach this course? ie. Boards, Overheads, Manuals, etc.

Third, How many sessions or days you have to teach this course?

I am a Technical Trainer and I develop courses for 2,3 and 5 days. All of them according to the material I am teaching and, very important, the knowledge level of my students. I use Power Point for mymanuals and for my presentations, I also use the boards and a lot of talking in my courses.

If you require more information please contact me.


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by SalH In reply to Structuring a lesson.

Thanks for your reply. I will be delivering training on a customized commercial software product (I've developed our own in-house manuals). I have access to a whiteboard and PCs where I can take over the users' screens to give demos. It's hard to say how many days the course will run for because it's dependant on the different roles in the organisation. There will be different sessions for different users. Do you find workbooks help so you can split the sessions between demos and practical activities?

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