Re: structuring a training course.

Subject: Re: structuring a training course.
From: kafkascampi <kafkascampi -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Becca <becca -at- di -dot- org>
Date: Fri, 3 May 2013 10:17:01 -0700

Becca asked : "Does this proposed ToC make sense? My SME wants the labs
merged into the lectures for those sections, but I'd rather break them out
as independent chapters. Or is my SME right?"


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Sounds like there are a couple of different ways to slice it.

>From the way you describe it, it sounds like the labs should be included
with the lecture material they reinforce. If the first lab applies to all
of the first three sections, though, it might make sense to have it stand
alone.

I might make Lab 1 into Section 4. That way you end up with Sections 1-7,
with Section 4 being a lab and Sections 5-7 including both a lecture and a
lab. That solves the Lab titling as well.

Chris


On Fri, May 3, 2013 at 9:17 AM, Becca <becca_price -at- yahoo -dot- com> wrote:

> I'm developing (with an SME) a training course that is a combination of
> lectures touching on 6 areas and working in a virtual environment with some
> specific tools. (I can't get into more detail, I'm under a pretty fierce
> NDA).
>
> What I currently have is:
>
> Section 1 (lecture, area 1)
> Section 2 (lecture, area 2)
> Section 3 (lecture, area 3)
> Lab (introduction to the virtual environment)
> Section 4 (mostly working within the virtual environment)
> Section 5 (mostly working within the virtual environment)
> Section 6 (mostly working with the virtual environment)
>
> So really, what I'm calling (currently) the Lab is an interlude, where
> people are taught how to use the virtual environment, before we go into the
> other 3 areas, where they'll be doing the actual work. There are some
> minor lectures associated with Sections 4-6, but mostly it's tutorial
> material teaching them how to use the specific tools.
>
> Titling the chapter I've currently got labeled Lab "Lab 1" doesn't make
> sense. I don't think it's professional to call that section an Interlude.
> Any ideas what else I could call it?
>
>
> I could break out the very small bit of lectures in Sections 4-6 and have
> my ToC be:
>
> Section 1 (lecture, area 1)
> Section 2 (lecture, area 2)
> Section 3 (lecture, area 3)
> Lab (introduction to the virtual environment)
> Section 4 (lecture)
> Lab 2
>
> Section 5 (lecture)
> Lab 3
>
> Section 6 (lecture)
> Lab 4
>
> but the sections 4-6 lectures are really only a couple of pages long. (and
> I'm not currently sure how much lecture there will be for sections 5 and 6;
> I haven't got that material from my SME yet.)
>
> Does this proposed ToC make sense? My SME wants the labs merged into the
> lectures for those sections, but I'd rather break them out as independent
> chapters. Or is my SME right?
>
> Regards,
> Becca
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