Document Category: Education/Professional Development

Informal Learning Behaviors

An overview of informal learning behaviors (self-directed, intentional activities to acquire knowledge and skill outside of formal learning environments), why they are important, and what contributes to them.

Training Tests

An overview of training tests, including any form of knowledge assessment intended to gauge learning from training, and their value.

Pedagogical Agents

An overview of using lifelike characters presented on a computer screen that guide users through multimedia learning environments, otherwise known as pedagogical agents.

Seductive Details in Training

An overview of including seductive details, interesting but unimportant details that are not necessary to achieve the instructional objective, in training.

After-Action Reviews

An overview of After-Action Reviews (AAR), a systematic technique that turns a recent event into a learning opportunity through a combination of task feedback, reflection, and discussion, as a training method.