Demonstrating how old and new methods of improving staff performance and learning can work seamlessly.
Blended learning is a workable solution in education and training, allowing trainers and staff developers to integrate online learning with a broad range of more traditional learning techniques. Demonstrating how old and new methods of improving staff performance and learning can work seamlessly together to give better results, Kaye Thorne shows how the concept of blended learning can be applied effectively to help you take the first steps towards developing a blended training programme. Case studies from a variety of organizations, including Rolls-Royce and Avis as well as smaller businesses, illustrate what is emerging as the new training of the future, ideal for any business considering developing a programme for online distance learning.
1. What is blended learning?blended learning mean?; So what are the drawbacks?; Why is blended learning important? 2. How to support blended learning: Creating the right environment for learning; How do people prefer to learn?; Making learning a real experience; Using the whole brain; So how do you get started? 3. Planning ways of integrating different types of learning: What makes for successful blended learning?; An approach to blended learning; Everyone is different; Helping learners to learn; Creating a coaching environment; Time to reflect. 4. Designing blended learning: Creativity; Tools and techniques; Designing and writing online learning; Contract with the learner; Using other media; Other key points to remember. 5. Tracking blended learning: Inviting feedback; Reflecting on learning; What are the essential elements of a TNA?; Using a learning management system; Overcoming obstacles; Areas to consider. 6. Case studies: Rolls-Royce plc; Diageo; DaimlerChrysler; Avis; Ashridge; Basic Skills Agency; Computeach; Nationwide Trust; Milwaukee Electric Tool; The US Department of Health and Human Services; THINQ Limited; What lessons have we learnt from the case studies? 7. Building learning networks: Self-knowledge; Take time to talk; Manage your own success; Build a support network; Share information; Useful contacts. 8. So where do we go from here?: What are the benefits of blended learning?; What is the future for blended learning?; What lessons have we learnt to date?; Are you ready for blended learning?