Teaching and Training for Professionals

Provides instruction on how to improve your teaching and training skills in a variety of settings.

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About this Course

Effective teaching and training are essential to the success of individuals, teams, and organizations. This course provides instruction on the art and science of teaching and training, covering everything from the fundamentals of what teaching and training are to evaluating success and providing remediation. Through this course, you will learn how to improve your teaching and training skills in a variety of settings.

This course was authored by Carole Mottaz, EdD of University of Wisconsin – River Falls. It was peer-reviewed by experts.

Language Availability: English

Suggested Audiences: Executives, Faculty, Other Professionals with Teaching or Training Responsibilities, Post-Doctoral Researchers, Researchers, Staff Members, Students

Organizational Subscription Price: $675 per year/per site for government and non-profit organizations; $750 per year/per site for for-profit organizations
Independent Learner Price: $99 per person

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Course Content

Teaching vs. Training

This introductory module begins with the purposes of teaching and training. Crucial to understanding both is to appreciate the similarities and differences between them. The module then discusses the consequences of inadequate teaching and training, and the benefits of doing both well.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 20213 (English)
Author(s): Carole Mottaz, EdD - University of Wisconsin – River Falls

Why aren’t they learning what I am teaching?

This module gets to the heart of why people do not always understand or learn what you have taught them. It discusses the differences between goals and objectives, which are the foundations of any instructional activity. The module also introduces learning and teaching styles and explains the importance of time and setting when it comes to teaching and training.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 20214 (English)
Author(s): Carole Mottaz, EdD - University of Wisconsin – River Falls

Learning and Teaching Styles

This module provides an in-depth review of the different types of learning and teaching styles and what they mean to you as an instructor. In the module, you will discover your preferred learning and teaching styles. The module also discusses when it is appropriate to modify your teaching style and methods to adapt your teaching style to the instructional goals and learners’ learning styles.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 20215 (English)
Author(s): Carole Mottaz, EdD - University of Wisconsin – River Falls

Working with Adult Learners

This module offers additional information unique to adult learners, who do not learn in the same way children and traditional college-aged learners do. It discusses the characteristics of adult learners, the difference between pedagogy and andragogy, and the importance of designing teaching strategies that are appropriate for adult learners.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 20216 (English)
Author(s): Carole Mottaz, EdD - University of Wisconsin – River Falls

Evaluating Success

After any instructional activity, it is important for you to know that the learners’ time was well spent, and the goals and objectives were accomplished. This module explains ways to assess the achievement of goals and objectives, strategies for providing appropriate feedback, ways to encourage reluctant learners, and the importance of evaluations. It also explains when the Americans with Disabilities Act may apply and how it may impact your class or training session.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 20217 (English)
Author(s): Carole Mottaz, EdD - University of Wisconsin – River Falls

When Remediation Is Needed

Remediation is an inevitable part of successful teaching and training. This module discusses how to evaluate what went wrong in a class or training session and how to remediate it in a manner that is kind, respectful, and compassionate to you and your learners. More specifically, the module describes the importance of determining learners’ specific needs before the activity begins, the concept of mastery learning, strategies for analyzing why a learning activity’s goals and objectives were not met, ways in which you can modify practices for success, the use of different remediation strategies, and the importance of an individualized, alternative learning path.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 20218 (English)
Author(s): Carole Mottaz, EdD - Carole Mottaz, EdD, University of Wisconsin – River Falls


Who should take the Teaching and Training course?

This course is designed for various professionals who have teaching and training responsibilities but no formal background in the area. It would be beneficial to anyone (such as faculty, researchers, staff members, and students) looking to improve their teaching and training skills in a variety of settings.

How long does it take to complete the Teaching and Training course?

This course consists of six modules. Each module contains detailed content and a quiz as well as an introductory video, images, supplemental materials, and case studies (when appropriate).

Modules vary in length, and learners may require different amounts of time to complete them based on their familiarity and knowledge of the topic. However, modules are each designed to take about 20 to 25 minutes to complete, which means the entire course could take around 2 to 3 hours to complete.

Is this course eligible for continuing medical education credits?

This course does not currently have CE/CME credits available.

What are the standard recommendations for learner groups?

This course is designed to be completed in its entirety and sequentially. A recommendation is to set all modules as “Required” for initial completion.

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