In today’s world, with so much happening online, it’s easy to forget about the benefits of printed materials—especially when it comes to training.
However, the team at JPS is here to remind you of the many advantages to using good, old-fashioned paper in your training programs.
1. Printed materials provide a tactile experience that cannot be replicated by digital means
There’s something about holding a physical document in your hands that helps you better internalize the information. You can underline, highlight, and take notes directly on the material—all of which makes it easier to remember and retain the knowledge.
Printed materials can also improve convenience in certain situations. For example: if you’re in a location with no internet connection or weak wifi signal, you won’t be able to access online training materials easily (or at all!).
In situations where data or the internet is unreliable, having printed materials on hand can make all the difference between a missed opportunity and seamless studying.
With printed materials, you don’t have to worry about buffering, slow loading times, or loss of connection. You can simply access the information at your own pace.
2. Printed materials can be more accessible to people who have difficulty reading on a screen
Computer vision syndrome, digital eye strain, is caused when a person spends a long time reading on a digital device instead of printed materials.
This phenomenon is due in large part to the fact that we humans blink substantially less when reading something on a screen, as opposed to a book or magazine.
Some people experience eye strain, headaches, or another discomfort when looking at a computer or tablet for extended periods. Printed materials can alleviate these issues and make training more accessible to everyone.
3. Printed materials can be used as a reference tool long after the training program has ended.
Individuals can keep printed materials on hand to refer back to when they need to refresh their memory or revisit a concept.
This is especially helpful for visual learners who benefit from having a physical representation of the information!
We’re not saying online training is useless or inferior to printed materials; in fact, digital resources have their advantages! They’re more environmentally friendly and cost-effective, for one.
However, it’s important to recognize the benefits of printed materials and consider using them alongside online resources to create a well-rounded and effective training program.
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In conclusion, printed materials can provide a valuable supplement to online training programs.
They offer a tactile experience, convenience in certain situations, accessibility, and can be used as a long-term reference tool.
Don’t overlook the power of paper in your training programs!
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