fr201 - the creative blend: new tools to engage learners

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Apply creative techniques for engaging learners before, during, after (even long after!) formal learning.


  • 1. The Creative BlendMegan TorranceTorranceLearningASTD TechKnowledge 2013Session FR201

2. Garys Challenges Upgrade expensive, one- shot live training events Strengthen transfer to on-the-job application Build manager engagement Reach global audience 3. Susans Challenges Inconvenient live events required a critical mass to hold Content not localized Little support for in-the- moment need 4. Kevins Challenges Reach an impatient audience with extremely high expectations but with inadequate budget for the task 5. Scotts Challenges Reach more students Break schedule barriers to participation Increase the interactivity for all communication and learning styles Prove it can be done 6. Your objective Select and blend appropriate learning media from a wide variety of options to enhance the engagement, retention, and application of learning to the job. 7. Your objective Identify several touchpoints in a typical learning process Mix it up to make it fun and Generate a list of media options & affordances make it stick. Select media options for relevant touchpoints in your own learning solutions 8. What is blended learning anyway?using the best deliverymethodology(ies) available for a specificobjective, including online, classroom-based instruction, electronic performancesupport, paper-based, and formalized orinformal on-the-job solutions. Jennifer Hofmann, 2011Top 10 Challenges of Blended Learning by Jennifer Hofmann. TrainingMagazine, March 2011. 9. Why bother?Arrive in class better prepared Write more effective and longer papers Earn higher scores on examsEngage in deeperand moreCreate higher quality projectsmeaningfuldiscussions ofDemonstrate a better understandingcourse contentand deeper exploration of concepts Succeed at an equal or higher ratethan students in traditional courses 10. Identify thetouchpoints 11. What are touchpoints?touchpoint: a point ofcontact with a body ofknowledge or skill, definedby the timeframe and thereason for the contact 12. Where are the touchpoints? Before they know they need it Get ready for learning5 Moments of Learning Need1. Learn something new2. Learn some more3. Apply it4. Solve a problem5. Change something Remember to do it Teach someone else 13. The media mix 14. Videotrailer 15. Pre-sessionreading 16. Testing 17. Knowledge queston the web 18. Flickr 19. Pinterest 20. Postwire 21. Podcasts ThinkStock99820785 22. Text &Tweet ThinkStock122578699 23. Video breakoutpresentations TorranceLearning Download, Nov 2012 24. Search 25. Job aidsQuick reference guidesMemory joggers 26. Electronic performancesupport systems(desktop or mobile)American Red Cross First Aid Mobile App 27. Blogs & socialgroups for learning& discussion 28. Remindervideos 29. Videopostcards 30. 31. Action learningteamsDOCOULDYOU ALLJUST GOSOMETHINGUSEFUL. AS A GROUP.And learn something in the process and be sureto share it with us and apply it to other thingswhen you get back on the job. 32. Get the bossinvolved 33. What haveyou used? 34. Connect the dots 35. Your mission choose an approach thats appropriate to each learning touchpoint 36. Because the media mix is fun Is it a big or a small message? Do they already know it? How often does it change? Is it unique each time its delivered? but, of course, it has to Do you have to track usage? support the learning. Does it require other people? Does it require a tool? Is it visual? Verbal? Auditory? Will it be pushed out or pulled in? Do they want it? 37. Putting it all together1 2 3 4 n ba 1 c e dJosh Bersin, Blended Learning Handbook (2004) 38. But how do we track it in the LMS?!?!!? 39. A case study: Behavioral Interviewing Elearning Live guided practice session Quick Reference Card 40. A case study: Dow Marketing UniversityTrailer shortElearning moduleLearning journalManager moduleManager discussionTestingCase-based live session 41. Case Study: BIT330 Video lectures Class blog Twitter Video case presentations Live class lectures 42. Case Study: Create, Shoot, Score! Books Webinar Test Workshop Webinar 43. touchpoint +media = 44. Lessons weve learnedDont hard code itBe ready to hand-holdPrepare the learnersPrepare your managersPrepare your facilitatorsAddress the firewallChoose your redundancy wiselyFocus on the objective 45. Use your brainMedia selection must bebased on the learningcontext, the skills to betaught, the practicality ofthe situation and whattheory indicates would beappropriate.Dick and Carey, 1996 46. With great powercomes great responsibility, spiderman 47. The objective Identify several touchpoints in a typical learning process Mix it up to make it fun and Generate a list of media options & affordances make it stick. Select media options for each touchpoint in one of your own learning solutions 48. More 49. Connect with Megan Torrance


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