The How to Use the PAF Model to Improve Training and e-Learning Infographic presents the PAF Model. In this model, “PAF” stands for Presentation, Application, and Feedback. The success of this model involves creating a proper blend.
In this phase of the approach, learners are presented the content – be it in PowerPoint, programs like Articulate Storyline, through job aids, lectures, or videos .
In a controlled fashion, create an environment where users can apply the new information that was just presented. This is often a good time to implement simulations.
Based on the performance in the Application phase, give the users feedback on what they did well and the areas they can focus on for improvement. This real-time feedback allows for early alterations in behavior for increased performance improvement.
In general, it is best to have a great proportion of your training (elearning or live-presentations) involve more Application and Feedback than Presentation. People tend to learn best when they are “doing” rather than listening.