Category Archives: Training Material

Horses for Courses


There are always different ‘Horses for Courses’. In terms of training tools this may mean choosing eLearning or whiteboard animation over traditional classroom training.

Does 70:20:10 = 100% Retention?

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Probably not, but advocates of this holistic training model swear that it’s far more effective than using traditional training methods alone. The 70:20:10 model is based on the idea that people learn more effectively when learning combines new information with retrieved knowledge (what the person already knows) and practical application (work experience). The approximate weighing […]

Everybody’s doing it!

Training Log Book

Muscle builders do it.  Obstetricians and Gynaecologists do it. Some seventeen-year-old drivers do it too. What is ‘it’? Maintain a training log book. A training log book is used to record informal training and operational experience obtained in situ (the workplace, on the road, etc).  This training/experience usually comes after the person has received formal […]

Recipe for learning (Part 1)

Recipe for Learning

Recipe for learning Ingredients 1 need to pass on important information 1 topic at a time 1-10 learners A dash of learning difficulties A sprinkle of different training tools to suit experience, attitudes and learning styles. Method Place all ingredients into a suitable learning space and mix well. If only it was that easy… Training and […]

SCORM: It’s a jungle out there

Many companies use a Learning Management System (LMS) to manage learners, present training material and track results.  But with so many software solutions and systems out there, how can you prevent leading your eLearning projects down a digital dead end? In 2000 Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL), part of the US Defence Department, developed the Shareable […]

Does a picture really paint 1000 words?

Who cares!  Do you really want to convey 1000 words with one image?  Probably not. But what you probably DO want to convey is something that is hard to explain, or something that needs extra emphasis. Graphics play an important part in information sharing.  Photos and technical drawings are great, but sometimes a cartoon is […]

Pertrain’s rapid response to RII changes

Pertrain rapid response to RII changes

In response to advice from industry, the Resource and Infrastructure Industry (RII) Training Packages have changed. The changes have been endorsed by the National Skills Council and are in line with their revised standards for training packages. The new training packages look quite different from the previous RII09 version with the emphasis firmly on creating a more […]