Designing Participatory Learning for Real-world Impact

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Online Forums 2016 - January 20, 2016
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Glenn Blazek

Specialist Engineer
Aerojet Rocketdyne

Distracted by conventional wisdom that “content is king” or by end users clamoring for eLearning to look and feel like Hollywood productions (in other words, edutainment), many eLearning developers underestimate the criticality of effectively using methods to enable eLearning to have its greatest impact. These changing industry expectations are based on the foundational belief that how you learn determines how well you learn. Instead of being an exception to the rule, gaining more and more momentum is the notion that eLearning requires as a baseline robust interactivity and engagement. This session will offer practical techniques to address these compelling needs using asynchronous eLearning, online training simulations, a variety of blended learning solutions, and on-the-job training integrated for just-in-time access, including online training aids and checklists. Special emphasis will be on low-cost strategies that you can quickly implement.

In this session, you will learn best practices and lessons learned for interactivity and engagement, acquired by the presenter through developing eLearning for a variety of end users in numerous industries. This session will encourage you to begin using techniques associated with scenario-based training to reawaken participatory learning. Because the goal should be to create excellent learners, not excellent learning products, we will review a number of effective low-tech solutions for eLearning simulations. Lean development practices discussed will include how to best manage the reluctance of subject matter experts to create content, how to implement a more efficient approach to scenario branching and decision points, and methods to conduct prototyping and pilot testing.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to use interactive eLearning techniques that are able to train both complex soft skills and complex hard skills
  • To escalate eLearning impact by evaluating and appropriately selecting from three categories of blended learning solutions
  • Techniques for enhancing scenario-based eLearning to reawaken participatory learning
  • How to more rapidly and less expensively develop eLearning that effectively engages end users

Audience:
Novice to advanced designers, developers, project managers, managers, directors, VPs, CLOs, and executives with the curiosity and motivation to have a greater impact in their profession.

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