Highly effective technology trainers

Heather tweeted a link to Seven Qualities of Highly Effective Technology Trainers from Doug Johnson’s Blue Skunk Blog, which I just added to my reader.  These points are so right on and here’s the funny part – they’re pulled from his book The Indispensable Teacher’s Guide to Computer Skills (1st ed), published in 1997!

The Seven qualities – you’ll have to visit the blog post to get the full deal:

  1. WIIFM (What’s in it for me?)
  2. The problem is on the desk, not in the chair
  3. No mouse touching
  4. Great analogies
  5. Clear support materials and advanced planning
  6. Knowing what is essential and what is only confusing
  7. Perspective

Judging from the comments, numbers 3 and 7 are the hardest for most tech trainers to follow, including me.

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