In discussing the concept of “blended learning,” we have previously stated that, “modern blended learning is selecting the most appropriate delivery technology based on learning objectives, with consideration of time, place, and space.” So it is, that as we consider how to assess a blended learning solution, we need to look at that statement and look at the objectives that required a training solution in the first place – finis origine pendet – “the end depends upon the beginning”.
When a blended solution is implemented, it is directed at providing learners with the opportunity to master/complete a particular set of individual learning objectives. To assess such a training approach, many will stop there, and seek to assess against the individual objectives, absent any consideration of the delivery method or specific organizational outcome that drove the individual learning objective treatment in time, place, or space.
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Training and development are extremely important components of employee satisfaction and engagement. Appropriate training and development opportunities also play a factor in your staff's ability to be productive throughout the day. In fact, a recent study found that 87 percent of Millennial-aged employees list opportunity for training and career advancement as extremely important in their job search.
Clearly, training plays a huge role in your company's success, but training sessions can quickly turn into a disaster if not implemented in a structured and professional manner. A training company can offer valuable structure to your training process and are highly skilled in engaging the audience in a way that is conducive to learning. Even if you don't seek the help of a professional company, here are some tips for conducting a productive training session with your employees.
The art in design is that of keeping learners accountable in authentic assessment that ensures students' success in the virtual classroom. We know learners attain more when given the ability to learn in authentic ways, but we believe that assessment is a key piece in the art of keeping learners accountable.
Last week in my blog we talked about keeping it about the people, interacting, providing opportunities to collaborate and how to hold learners accountable. Easy to say! Right?
But how do we REALLY maintain a culture of accountability without the benefit of eye contact and body language? There is a real need for accountability when we ask participants to go out and do an independent and/or collaborative activity, but often in the virtual classroom we can’t find the way so we just instruct them or skip it all together.
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