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OLT courses are unique.
The Redding Method:
- Is 2.3 times as efficient as traditional Review Courses.
- Removes learning barriers.
- Focuses on why adults choose to learn.
- The 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 flash cards. But the flash cards 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
you know in order to get to the material you need to study.
There are dull computer based training programs that drill
you using a bank of questions. Some of these programs are also
finding their way on to the internet.
The Redding Method is different. Dr. Redding has been
involved in adult education, training, and training development
for over 30 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
out comes 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 individuals progress along
a learning curve.
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 adults need to learn. Our method and
content are focused on the adult successfully completing an exam.
Our courses are designed to guide the student in the most efficient
and effective manner through the learning process. Other courses
may cost less. But they will consume more of the students time
and may be much less effective.
The first barrier - fear. Most adults returning to
school have to overcome the fear that they may not be successful.
The 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 students will
select right answers. This approach yields immediate success
and reduces a student's fear, and thus his or her test anxiety.
Through practice and mastery of the Review & PassPrep Course material, the
student becomes completely confident of their ability to pass
state, and federal exams. Other courses may simply plod through
material, presenting more wrong information than right information,
frustrating the student and adding to their fear or anxiety.
The Redding Method presents only right information. Every answer
is the right answer to a particular question.
The second barrier - time. Adult students have
a limited amount of time to study. The Redding Method includes
course tools designed to permit the students to move directly
to the material they wish to study. Several study strategies
are available to students. Course material can be studied in
the sequence present in the study manual, or in a topical sequence
of the student's choosing, or in the sequence in which the exam
will cover the material. Through the course tools, students know
how many questions to expect on the examine in a given topical
area. They can plan their studies based on what they know, and
what they need to know. Because the Review & PassPrep Course is online, it
is available to the student when the student has time to study.
Other courses may not provide the student 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 the student can study the Review & PassPrep Course material from where
ever they have access to the internet. They can even study a
Review & PassPrep Course while on vacation if they have access to the internet.
Controlling the learning environment. At OLT we understand
our responsibility to create learning situations that permit
high success in the minimum amount of time with the least effort.
Our training developers and educational analyst follow training
development models that optimize our Review & PassPrep Courses so that they
can be presented in the optimum learning environment. Study tips
and guidance are provided during the courses in an effort to
retain control over the learning process to insure the students
success. These tips guide the students learning, without intruding.
These tips break up the study sequence at appropriate times to
insure the students are able to take a relaxing mental shrug
as they proceed through the course.