Over the last few weeks, while working on creation of various learning workshops, I think I am in a position to formulate the thumb rules of creating an immersive learning experience.
a) Create original content
b) Touch different learning styles
c) Use metaphors both as examples, but also as activities
d) Connect, ruthlessly and relentlessly to the work
e) Bring in a 'lateral' learning experience
f) Ask, ask, ask. Tell little.
g) Share your passion on the subject (corollary: let your trainer have passion on the subject)
h) Create a 'learning atmosphere' in the room
i) Create competition
j) Get people to work in groups