STP202 Blend It 2019: Engaging Global Learners in Onsite-Online Environments
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM Wednesday, March 27
Expo Hall: Tools & Platform Stage
What do you do when you have multiple people attending your web sessions while grouped together in various physical locations—two in an office here, 10 in a conference room there, a few in the room in front of you? You may often engage people through first-rate onsite meetings and online learning opportunities but struggle to carry that high level of engagement into hybrid onsite-online environments.
This session will help you understand how blended learning environments can be supported by an ever-expanding array of free or low-cost social media and online broadcast tools (e.g., G Suite Products including Google Docs, Zoom, and other cloud-based resources), providing opportunities to seamlessly carry onsite interactions into online interactions, and extend the reach of online interactions back to onsite activities. You’ll also explore how you can foster learner participation by rethinking your ideas about blended learning environments, exploring blended learning opportunities, and seeing how the use of collaborative social media tools can connect otherwise unavailable presenters with members onsite and online.
In this session, you will learn:
- Methods for effectively extending the way you work with colleagues and learners in blended/hybrid (onsite-online) environments using low-cost or no-cost tools
- Techniques you can adapt to extend the reach of your talent development efforts into engaging, global learning spaces
- How to create “smart classrooms” with the technology available to you
- How concepts of blended learning are continuing to evolve
Designers, managers, and senior leaders (directors, VP, CLO, executive, etc.)
Technology discussed in this session:
Zoom, G Suite Products
Paul Signorelli & Associates
Paul Signorelli is a writer, trainer, presenter, and consultant at Paul Signorelli & Associates. He is a co-writer of Workplace Learning & Leadership (ALA Editions, 2011) and author of the forthcoming Change the World Using Social Media (Rowman & Littlefield, spring 2019). Paul explores, uses, and writes about eLearning, educational technology, social media tools, leadership, collaboration, and innovation. He served on New Media Consortium advisory boards/expert panels documenting trends, challenges, and educational technology innovations in a variety of settings before helping found FOEcast (Future of Education Forecast) in 2018.
Paul Venderley is an instructional designer with Crane Morley. His first foray into designing blended learning environments was to convert a week-long, in- person new hire orientation into a webinar, and he hasn’t looked back since. Although he does create a small number of ILT programs, the bulk of the content he designs blends eLearning or virtual learning with supplemental online resources. In 2015, Paul received the LearnX Gold Award for Rapid Authoring, and in 2018, he was given OneOC’s Spirit of Volunteerism award for his role in coaching a team of instructional designers through their own eLearning project.