: Traditional and high-tech training methods

May 30th, 2010, 06:03 PM
Can anyone out there give me some examples of some traditional training methods and High Tech training methods?

I'm guessing the more traditional are overheads, blackboards, role playing, case studies etc. where the high tech options come from e-learning, smart boards etc.

Am I missing anything?

May 30th, 2010, 06:41 PM
Hi MP, well you are right on your definition to a point. One must not be swept up in the use of computers as high tech. Many are just electronic blackboards, so it's not as "high" high tech as you would think. However, any interactive programme can be considered high tech options, CALL in ESL is an example, although, again computer assisted learning can take many forms. Don't forget SOJT, or structured on the job training ... in many cases this has been a traditional type of training method. Computer modelling can be considered High Tech.

May 30th, 2010, 06:43 PM
A few things that come to me on the hi-tech side:

computer 3D prototyping and testing
computer 3D cutaways and animations
flight simulators
virtual reality simulations


May 30th, 2010, 09:50 PM
I was also thinking that presenting over the web to be considered high tech such as WEBX or go to my PC.