Designing training deliverables that motivate and engage adult learners can be challenging. However, creating top notch training deliverables that cater to adult learners comes with its own unique set of challenges. The good news is that there are a number of tips and techniques that  create meaningful educational experiences for adult learners, which can be applied to training courses and online training events.

Here are some of the techniques that work best for Nash-Boyd Instructional Designers


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The Classroom Environment
  1. Make it relevant! 
  2. ​Include activities and assignments that encourage adult learners to explore. 
  3. ​Consider the experience and educational background of the adult learners. 
  4. ​Offer immediate feedback to allow adult learners to learn from mistakes. 
  5. ​Integrate emotionally-driven content. 
  6. ​Emphasize the real-world benefits. 
  7. ​Keep cognitive overload in mind when creating content. 
  8. ​Use avatars and storytelling to draw in adult learners. 
  9. ​Create deliverables that can be completed quickly and conveniently. 
  10. Remember that practice makes perfect.