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OLT courses are unique.
OLT's Redding Method:
- It is 2.3 times as efficient as traditional Review Courses.
- Removes learning barriers.
- Focuses on why adults choose to learn.
- OLT's Redding Method is based on the fundamentals of adult learning
and motivational theory.
- You learn better and faster.
There are many ways to study for an exam. Most are repetitive and boring. You can read the book again, focusing on those sections that seem to be the hardest to understand. You can listen to tapes, or practice with flashcards. But the flashcards may or may not be current. A tape is a completely sequential method that is time-consuming and requires you to often listen to material that you already know to get to the material you need to study.
There are plenty of dull computer-based training programs that drill you using a bank of questions. Some of these programs have found their way on to the internet.
There are plenty of dull computer based training programs that drill
you using a bank of questions. Some of these programs have found their way on to the internet.
OLT's Redding Method is different.
Dr. Redding has been involved in adult education, training, and training development for over 40 years. First as a military trainer, then as a training developer for military systems, and finally as a social scientist studying why and how adults learn. Interestingly, one of the outcomes of Dr. Redding's research is the realization that there are two keys to overwhelmingly effective training. First, is understanding the motivation to learn. Second, is understanding that there are fundamental barriers that each individual must overcome during the learning process. Combined with these two elements of information is the realization that controlling the learning environment can maximize an individual's progress along a learning curve.
OLT's Redding Method removes barriers to learning
Adults are knowledge shoppers. Their motivation to learn is typically tied to a need to know. This need to know can be external such as job pressure, or internal such as natural curiosity. The Redding Method acknowledges both forms of motivation to learn, however, our courses are designed to satisfy the practical external pressures of an adult's need to learn. Our method and content are focused on the adult completing their exam. Our courses are designed to guide the student most efficiently and effectively through the learning process. Other courses may cost less, but they will consume more of the student's time and may also be much less effective.
The first barrier - fear.
Most adults returning to school have to overcome the fear that they may not be successful. OLT's Redding Method introduces content in a logical, progressive sequence. Broad concepts, principles, and definitions are introduced first. More complex material is introduced and drilled later. Initial questions are simple and presented in a psychologically logical manner that increases the likelihood that you will select the right answers. This approach yields immediate success and reduces fear, and thus reducing your test anxiety. Through practice and mastery of our Review & PassPrep course material, you become completely confident of your ability to pass state and federal exams. Other courses may simply plod through information, presenting more wrong information than correct information, frustrating the student and adding to their fear or anxiety. The Redding Method presents only correct information. In our Cram and Review Courses, every answer is the right answer to a particular question.
The second barrier - time.
Adult students have a limited amount of time to study. OLT's Redding Method includes course tools designed to permit you to move directly to the material you need to study. Several study strategies are available. Course material can be studied in the sequence present in the study manual, or studied in a topical sequence of your choosing, or in the sequence in which the exam will cover the material. Through the course tools, you know how many questions to expect on the exam in a given topical area. You can plan your studies based on what you know, and what you need to know. Because the Reviews & the PassPrep Courses are online, they are available when you have time to study. Other courses may not provide you with a way to control access to topics or specific content and thus consume more time.
The third barrier - location.
Some students prefer to study at home. Others prefer to study in the office. Through OLT, you can study our material from where ever you have access to the internet. You can even study a while on vacation as long as you have access to the internet.
Controlling the learning environment.
At OLT we understand our responsibility to create learning situations that permit high success rates in the minimum amount of time and with the least effort. Our training developers and educational analyst follow training development models that optimize our courses so that they can be presented in the best learning environment. Study tips and guidance are provided during our courses to retain control over the learning process and ensure your success. These tips guide the learning, without intruding, and also break up the study sequence at appropriate times to ensure the students can take a relaxing mental shrug as they proceed through the course.