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Why Task-Based Training is Superior to Traditional Training Methods

@article{McGuire2008WhyTT,
  title={Why Task-Based Training is Superior to Traditional Training Methods},
  author={Kathleen McGuire},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2008},
  volume={abs/0802.3480}
}
The risks of spreadsheet use do not just come from the misuse of formulae. As such, training needs to go beyond this technical aspect of spreadsheet use and look at the spreadsheet in its full business context. While standard training is by and large unable to do this, task-based training is perfectly suited to a contextual approach to training. 
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  • I'd like to thank Small Spark's clients who have given their feedback on both our task-based and our standard training provisions