Converting to a Distance Learning Format
A training manager has been frustrated with the quality of communication among trainees in his face-to-face training sessions and wants to try something new. With his supervisor’s permission, the trainer plans to convert all current training modules to a blended learning format, which would provide trainees and trainers the opportunity to interact with each other and learn the material in both a face-to-face and online environment. In addition, he is considering putting all of his training materials on a server so that the trainees have access to resources and assignments at all times.
In this scenario the following areas will be consider:
- Pre-planning strategies - Explore and select technological activities that will enhance the learning experience.
- Aspects to enhanced - The use of different tools like wikis, chat, discussion boards and more will enhance the distance learning experience.
- Trainer role - The facilitator will provide significant activities that will bring content to become meaningful for the learner
- Student participation - The trainer will be a motivation agent where the student trusts and doesn’t fear using technology.
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