Key Factors for Learning Success

There are three factors that contribute to learning success:

  1. Clarity
  2. Know your Audience
  3. Preparation

Clarity

There needs to be clear expectations and outcomes which provide your measures of success. Clarity helps ensure the learning needs are met and delivers the right message. This leaves no room for misinterpretation or ambiguity. It ensures the right training content is prepared and delivered using a suitable delivery method, whilst aimed at the right audience. 

Know your audience

It is beneficial to know your audience - who they are, what their expectations are and understanding their needs. An audience analysis will assist you to ensure the right learning outcomes and content are covered in the learning solution. It also helps to use language and provide applications of the learning that are familiar to your audience. The more understanding that you have of the audience, the greater the credibility for your learning solution. Whether it be in the form of a facilitated workshop, eLearning course, and/ or learning resources. Ask questions, remain curious - what would your audience like to obtain from their learning?

Preparation

"By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail" Benjamin Franklin

Preparation is fundamental for all learning. Preparation is the key to yours and your participants' success. Research that can be done prior to and as part of designing learning content, ensures questions can be answered, location of relevant information or reference to learning resources. Preparation enables the facilitator to project confidence when facilitating the learning and utilise theirs and the learners' prior experience. Although there may be situations where even though preparation has taken place - may result in lack of awareness, but acknowledging this and following things up further (sometimes at a later time) may help eg. using Parking Bays.