Tip #821: Design in Transfer Factors

On May 4, 2020, Posted by , In learning, By ,, , With Comments Off on Tip #821: Design in Transfer Factors

“Because we invest time, effort, and resources to create learning interventions, we hope to get a return on those investments in the form of some tangible benefit-usually some form of improved work outcome. Transfer, then, is our paramount goal.”  Will Thalheimer

Will Thalheimer recently conducted research to identify the factors that support training transfer. Most of these factors are common knowledge or common sense. However, if we design our learning experiences to incorporate these factors, we will increase the likelihood of successful transfer of learned concepts and skills to their use in work situations.

Here is what he found:

  1. Skill Development. Learners who develop skills during training will be more successful in transfer.
  2. Concept Learning. Learners who learn concepts during
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