Teaching, training, and learning

The key to effective teaching is understanding that all people don't learn the same way. Some people learn best by reading information, while others favor graphics and diagrams. Some people prefer listening to information, while others seek hands-on experiences. To design effective teaching and training materials, you have to begin with the needs of your audience and use different methods for presenting the same information.

Examples of our work

EESC's approach to instructional design puts the learner at the center of the products and services we develop.


In 2008, EESC participated in a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant to produce an interactive series of health-related courses geared to adults over 60. To meet the needs of this audience EESC provided:

  • Free online learning modules with downloadable action plans for those who prefer self-paced learning in an online environment.
  • A DVD set with printed action plans for those who are unfamiliar or uncomfortable with navigating the Internet, or who don't have Internet access.
  • A fee-based online course (developed in partnership with Ecampus) for those who learn best through personalized interaction with an instructor and peers.

Your next step

Ask yourself: Do I have information that would be of value to students, families, community members, or lawmakers? Do I want to effectively integrate my research into meaningful learning experiences for these groups?


If so, then contact us.