A Context for Performance (Results) Based Training
Learner-Centered Delivery Skills and Systems
Delivery Skills that Facilitate Performance
The Importance of Feedback, Reinforcement, and Motivational Incentives
Using Media-Based Delivery Systems
Selecting Methods That Compliment Delivery Systems
Evaluation Related to Training Delivery Systems
Emerging Trends in Instructional Delivery Systems
Jeff Hoyt offers readers and extensive examination of delivery methods. He compares CBT, video, television and traditional classroom learning. The article discusses the controversy about whether the delivery method in learning environments affects student learning. Is an instructor repeatedly drilling multiplication tables more or less effective than a computer program? Does a student learn more from listening to the "sage on the stage" or immersing himself in an interactive CD-ROM?
Hoyt presents extensive research about the effectiveness of distance learning, citing a Holmsberg's theory that "the core of learning consists of the interaction between the teaching and the learning parties". Distance education alters the interaction between teacher and student.
Using testing to determine the success of learning also has its problems. Distance learning instructors may only grade final papers or tests while tradition classroom teachers may grade for attendance and class participation. Grading "on a curve" cannot happen with a computer-based program. Truly valid learning results are not yet available as to the success or failure of the eLearning delivery method.
Hoyt, J., (1999). Does the delivery method matter?: Comparing technologically delivered distance education with on-campus Instruction. Department of Institutional Research. Retrieved April 22, 2003 from: http://www.uvsc.edu/ir/research/distpub.pdf
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