A Guide to Converting a Face-to-Face Class to a Blended Learning Environment

23 Feb

Imagine you want to convert an existing, face-to-face training program to an online or blended environment in order to improve communication among the trainees. What steps would you follow? What pre-planning strategies would you follow? Are parts of the class enhanced because of the online technologies available? How does your role as trainer change? How do you encourage communication? All these questions are answered in the attached guide. By following the ADDIE process, with some specific attention needed for the online environment, a trainer can adapt the material and methods of the class to a different platform. The overall goal remains the same no matter which layout you are using. “Keep it simple; make it better; and resist the temptation to do otherwise” (Center for Teaching Excellence, n.d., p. 23).

Converting to a Distance Learning Format

References

Center for Teaching Excellence. (n.d.) Online teaching and learning resource guide. Retrieved from http://www.vcu.edu/cte/resources/OTLRG/02_05_DesignConsiderations.html

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