Influent's CTW   The Training Place  Home

Blended Learning Definition / Blended Learning Model

Blended Learning Definition

Setting goals, using analysis, and planning to find the optimal blend for any learning initiative means identifying the key success factors. Blended learning is identifying how the learning audience can achieve mastery and improve business performance. It is a compromise between (1) business and performance objectives, (2) the way groups of learners learn best, (3) the various ways that the material can best be individualized, presented, and learned, (4) the available resources that support learning, training, business, and social activities, and (5) the ways to maximize capabilities for access, interaction, and social relationships.

The goal is to make informed decisions about how to manage and use a palette of available instructional resources to achieve objectives (e.g., business, performance, and instructional objectives) and improve business and individual performance efficiently and cost-effectively.

Blended Learning Model


ANALYSIS AND PLANNING

1. Create a 2. Identify and analyze audience, performance, organization, learning, and system requirements. Consider personalized instruction and learning relationships.
3. Keep a catalog of available resources that support learning and training activites. Consider adapted or individualized presentations and environments.
4. Involve stakeholders in analysis, planning, implementing, testing, and evaluating.
5. Use a reiterative analysis and planning process and implement over improvement cycles.
6. Provide criteria and evaluate the blended learner, performance outcomes, and instructional products, and performance.
7. Local requirements... 


DESIGN SOLUTIONS

Objectives

1. Knowledge Management

Performance Management

Instruction

Career Development


Business Improvement (e.g., Process/ delete)

Personalization

2. Name Recognition

Self-Managed

Segmented

Cognitive-Based

Whole-Person

Taxonomies

3. Terms & Concepts

Demonstration

Practice, Feedback, & Review

Integrated Performance

Troubleshooting

Local Context


4. Home


On-The-Job


Practicum


Classroom/Lab


Collaboration

Audience


5.Self-Directed


Peer-to-Peer


Trainer-Learner


Mentor-Learner


Mgr-Learner


DEVELOPMENT


Asynchronous


Synchronous


Face-to-Face

Email
Message Boards, Forums, & Interactive chats
Knowledge bases
Performance tools
EPSS
Learning content management system
Learning management system
Web authoring tools
Browsers
Ecommerce services
Performance tracking system


Articles
Books
FAQs
Simulations
CBT
CD-ROM
Video
Video disc
Video Streaming
Web training
Follow-up assignments
Tests
Pre-Test
Surveys
Syllabi
Participant guides
Just-in-time-tools
Archived conferences
(record and playback)
Audio conferencing
Video conferencing
Satellite conferencing
Online breakout rooms and labs
Virtual classrooms
Online conferencing
Online discussions


Classroom
Labs
Meetings
Conferences
University
Tech schools
Internships
Mentors
Peer-to-Peer lunch bag session
Subject Matter Experts
Support teams
Orientation programs

Networking & discussion groups


IMPLEMENTATION


Learners


Peers/Mgrs/Execs


Trainers


Resources


Organization

Local Issues 
Global Issues 
Implementation Plan... 
Technology Plan... 
Other Relevant Requirements... 


EVALUATION


What do you measure and what are the standards and metrics to
achieve objectives over implementation cycles?
(e.g., scalability, decreasing travel costs, improved training decisions, and faster dissemination and product development cycles)

 


Thank you for visiting The Training Place.

Contact us.  We respect your privacy.

Copyright 1997-2004, The Training Place, Inc.