Blended Learning in the Workplace

PART OF: Certificate in Adult and Continuing Education

Course description

Available for 1.0 elective credit in the CACE program.

Only offered online.

Many organizations today are using blended learning models to deliver training and facilitate learning. So: what is blended learning and how can you use it to create quality, engaging learning events? 

In this hands-on course you will learn how to design synchronous and asynchronous blended training that will engage learners and make learning stick. There will be opportunities to network, collaborate and share a variety of blended learning design and development tools and techniques. 

A blended learning approach is integral to the delivery of this course. You will be engaging in asynchronous directed and self-directed learning and virtual classroom learning activities.

Learner assessment in this course is performance-based. There are three course assignments that reflect real-world training situations.

This is an advanced level course with a focus on the application of tools and technologies to workplace training. 

Learning objectives

  • Analyze classroom-based training programs for potential conversion to a blended learning solution.
  • Apply instructional design and adult learning principles to the design of blended learning events.
  • Apply a framework for integrating classroom instruction and online elements into a blended course.
  • Identify tools and technologies for blended learning and assess the use of each.
  • Engage in a team-based blended learning project planning, design, review and development process.
  • Assess which training requirements are best suited for blended instruction based on the capabilities and constraints of a particular work environment.
  • Create a blended learning design document that incorporates accepted instructional design, adult learning and learner assessment methodologies.
  • Develop and present a blended learning training solution.

Prerequisites

EDCA110: Training and Development and/or experience with needs analysis, learner assessment, instructional design, adult learning principles and program evaluation is recommended.

Technical requirements

Developing blended training in this course will require you to use technologies and platforms that store personal information outside of Canada (e.g. iTunes, Adobe Connect, WebEx). Choice among platforms will be provided when possible. By registering in this course, you consent to the use of these tools.

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