Question

If you are taking part in training, a seminar, or some other presentation, do you prefer to

  1. Listen
  2. Code
  3. Read

?

My assumption is that people who actually get someone in to teach them would like to listen at least a bit, also ask a lot of questions. I personally like to get hands-on too.

I have just been putting together a package for a guy I will be teaching ASP.NET to tomorrow. When I am actually delivering training I let the trainees choice dictate how things go, what the topics are, etc, but my usual style is “theory”, “what this means is”, “let’s code”, “some more theory”, “see how *this* connects to *that*”, “bit more code”, “aint that cool?”, “still with me?”, “lets code a bit more”.

Before my printer decided to fizzle out I printed a load of stuff, and I have burned lots of code to CD-Rom. I know some people, like Steve actually bring proper books along.

What do you like to get when you have training?