What are Handouts?
Handouts are print materials distributed to enhance a learning experience.
Other Common Names
Other common names for handouts include:
- Participant Guides
- Training Materials
- Job Aids
Handouts, participant guides, user manuals, and job aids can serve as reference materials and can keep the learning lights on for participants for days, weeks, and even years after a training course. They can also turn them off if the handouts are not designed with intention and purpose.
There is one key property that characterizes element 15, Handouts:
- hard copy or digital collateral provided to learners.