Blending E-Learning

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American Society for Training and Development, 2001 - Business & Economics - 162 pages
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Discover how to blend e-learning technology with traditional training methods to offer new and exciting ways to support learning. Use the practical advice, real-life examples and other useful, concise information in this book to guide your organization toward making strategically sound and effective blending decisions. Case studies plus an interactive CD-ROM illustrate a blended approach to training and let you see the experience from the learner's perspective.
 

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Contents

What Is LEAP?
82
Emerging Applications
83
Try LEAP Yourself
85
How to Get Started
87
Start With Your Training Needs Assessment
89
The Training Needs Assessment
90
The Next Part of Your Needs Assessment
92
Identify Strengths and Weaknesses of Each Learning Technology
95

Making the Transition to Blended Learning Technologies
21
The New Classroom
22
The Learners Point of View
23
Moving From Classroom to Blended Learning
24
How to Transition Your Mindset for the 21st Century
26
What Learners Need Today
27
Case Studies From Organizations Using the Blended Approach
29
Creating a New Way of Learning for IBM Managers
31
Needs Assessment
32
Proposed Solutions and Goals
33
Designing Basic Blue for Managers
34
The Details
39
Evaluating the Blended Approach
44
Other Benefits of Blended ELearning at IBM
50
Lessons Learned
51
Try Basic Blue Yourself
53
Delivering Higher Education at a Distance at the University of Wisconsin
55
Planning Phase
58
Implementation Phase
61
How Intels Blended Learning Works for Internal and External Customers
67
Developing the Courses The Details
68
Evaluating the Blended Approach
73
Possible Future Directions
75
A Learning Continuum Success for Ernst Young and Intellinex
77
Current State Metrics
80
Types of Learning Technologies
98
Strengths and Weaknesses of Learning Technologies
105
Select Multiple Methods of Presentation and Distribution
109
Questions to Ask Before Selecting Presentation and Distribution Methods
113
A Menu of Methods for Presenting and Distributing Information
114
Frameworks for Selecting Methods of Presentation and Distribution
119
Where Do You Go From Here?
124
Working With Learning Content Developers and Trainers
127
Seeking Help From the Outside
128
Guidelines for Dealing With Suppliers
129
Make Suppliers Part of Your Team
130
Evaluate the Effectiveness of the Blended Approach
131
Framework for Evaluating the Effectiveness of the Blended Approach
132
Strategies for Evaluating the Effectiveness of the Blended Approach
133
Evaluation Outcomes for Training Effectiveness
136
Building Upon Your Foundation
139
Learning From the Case Studies
140
Starting on the Right Foot
141
Create Your Own Palette of Blended Learning
142
Glossary
143
References
153
Additional Resources
155
About the Author
159
About the Contributing Authors
161
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Mantyla is a consultant on distance learning issues. She has been a consultant to the Department of Defense since 1994.

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