Sunday, October 19, 2014

Converting to a Distance Learning Format

Blended learning brings about many advantages for a learner who wants the best of both worlds, online and classroom learning. A good way to approach converting a face-to-face training session into a blended learning format, would be to evaluate what is working and what is not. It is also important to let the learners know that this change is going to be happening. View the PDF guide to help you through the process of converting the scenario based training below to a blended learning format. It concludes of pre-planning strategies, current content changes, facilitator role and tips to encourage trainees to stay engaged in the asynchronous learning environment.
Scenario:  A training manager has been frustrated with the quality of communication among trainees in his face-to-face training sessions and wants to try something new. With his supervisor’s permission, the trainer plans to convert all current training modules to a blended learning format, which would provide trainees and trainers the opportunity to interact with each other and learn the material in both a face-to-face and online environment. In addition, he is considering putting all of his training materials on a server so that the trainees have access to resources and assignments at all times.

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