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Blended learning best practices

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Blended learning (combination of F2F sessions and e-learning) is a growing trend. I want to Know any suggestion, good practice, methodology... used which can help me to design a good blended learning solution. Thanks
Rafael

7 Responses

  1. Blended Learning Surveys
    You may be interested in the survey we undertook with Training Magazine last year into blended learning trends and best practices (over 170 companies responded).

    This is being repeated this year – right now in fact – closing date is this Friday, so if you contact me, I will send you a copy of last year’s report and make sure you receive a copy of this year’s in November.

  2. What sort of blend
    Hi Rafael,

    Your choice of methodology really depends on the subject and learning outcomes.

    Knowledge can be delivered through a variety of on-line and paper methods, which can also test to a reasonable degree of subtlety.
    I have been “blending” learning for many years and have found that interpersonal practice has to be face-to-face, as does experiential team learning.

    I am happy to talk further. If you’re interested, send me an email.

    Carole

  3. Blended Learning practices
    I just have a few comments that I would like to submit for your consideration.Think about your audience and end goal/objcetives. You also have to remember how you will transition between your efforts based on the duration of the course of study.Consider the learning styles of your participants, do your homework in terms of software and make sure managment understands and supports it (the training effort overall).

  4. Blended learning best practices
    Blended learning is the latest hype phrase, I started teaching in 1970 and have always used blended learning: you give the impression that your definition of blended learning is “(combination of F2F sessions and e-learning)”.

    The only advice I would add is generic, all learning needs to start with a TNA (Training Needs Analysis). In simple terms, once the need has been identified the objectives can be written, and once the objectives have been identified you can decide what the best training solution is for each of them, and the medium that is to be used: F2F, workbook, hands-on, e-learning, video, audio … The ‘blend’ of learning will be decided at this point, as it always has been. E-learning is just another tool in your armoury.

    Regards

    Howard

  5. Blended learning best practices
    Blended learning is the latest hype phrase, I started teaching in 1970 and have always used blended learning: you give the impression that your definition of blended learning is “(combination of F2F sessions and e-learning)”.

    The only advice I would add is generic, all learning needs to start with a TNA (Training Needs Analysis). In simple terms, once the need has been identified the objectives can be written, and once the objectives have been identified you can decide what the best training solution is for each of them, and the medium that is to be used: F2F, workbook, hands-on, e-learning, video, audio … The ‘blend’ of learning will be decided at this point, as it always has been. E-learning is just another tool in your armoury.

    Regards

    Howard

  6. blended learning practice
    In my experience, a good basic approach is to have an initial f2f meeting with all participants, where they get to know each other and you, look at the programme and desired outcomes (what they want to get from the learning, and what you want to provide) and get a feel for the shape and demands of the programme.

    Anything which a person can do for themselves shpould be online or referenced from books.

    Some assignments should be individual, some should be a contribution to a group discussion, some might be a group-based project (either done on line or f2f depending on logistics. A discussion board or an email discussion list is important here.

    A final f2f group session is useful to bring togather the learning, re-inforce the group etc.

    Having this shape in mind, you can then design the curriculum and style of the programme.

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