Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Next, Kate Wartchow from Performance Development Group presented Five Steps to Blended Bliss.
She started with a discussion of what are the challenges designers faced when working with blended e-learning. Audienc members mentioned that learning is sometimes though of as either a "workshop" or e-learning module. Clients don't understand that learning is a process that occurs over time. Not a one time event.
Sometimes clients don't really pay attention to their learning programs, they hire vendors to "take care" of training. Others mentioned that trainers need training in technology skills because they don't understand how the tools can contribute to the overall learning process.
Sometimes people view e-learning as one thing and classroom instruction as something else.
Kate explained how Performance Development Group applies a model for determing the the most feasible blend of stand up and online instruction. The model is used to set the expectations of the client in terms of what needs to be trained and in what media should it be delivered. She handed out a document to guide the CAC attendees through the blended decision process.
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