“Train the eLearning & Blended Learning Trainer” Online Workshop & Post Graduate Diploma in e-Learning and Blended Learning

Duration 24 hours (in Synchronous e-Learning / Web Conference Workshop)

For the certification: Portfolio of Assignments, Exams and Microteaching (2-3 Mentoring hours provided)

Introduction

E-Learning, even in the form of Emergency Remote Training in the times of the Social Distancing, either as a Synchronous web conference/webinar or as an Asynchronous learning course with Interactive e-Learning Material through an LMS, has proven its value and potential for those who are prepared and sets the ground for new and engaging Learning Experiences.

Learning from home or at a distance, provided the experience is of high quality and it offers a good ROI, can be a real game-changer for many companies of every scale internationally, today and in the near future.
So, all L&D professionals, HR and Training Managers and Executives now need to make decisions for, plan, develop and deliver engaging distance learning experiences to their teams. They need to understand the “why” and the “how” of the various e-learning and blended learning strategies, methods and techniques. Then, they would need to navigate efficiently through the countless options of the “whats”, i.e. the many offerings of e-learning platforms tools and content in the market, while considering a DIY approach, with rapid e-learning and micro-learning.

This highly interactive hands-on and neuroscience-based online workshop combines synchronous and asynchronous e-learning and prepares all interested stakeholders to be able to understand, design, develop and deliver interactively tailor-made e-learning/blended learning programmes and to create engaging learning experiences to suit the needs of the people in their organisation, today and in the near future.

Who It’s For

  • Professional Trainers in the public or private sector
  • Human Resources or Learning & Development Department Professionals
  • Corporate Academy Stakeholders
  • Secondary and Tertiary Educators and Administrators
  • Face to Face Instructional Designers
  • Managers or other Subject Experts who need to deliver webinars or online course

and in general, all stakeholders interested in e-learning and Blended Learning
Prerequisites: Average (and above) experience in Face to Face teaching and training. Average Digital Literacy skills. No programming skills required.

Certification (Optional)

By the end of the program all participants shall receive a certificate of attendance from Human Asset. Additionally, participants who are interested may prepare for and apply for the Postgraduate Diploma in e-Learning and Blended Learning, Level 7, from the British Awarding Body TQUK (Endorsed Program). The expected duration of the preparation is approximately 1-2 months. Mentoring will be provided by the trainers. The Certification Modules are 6:

  • Module 1: Applying Cognitive Science Concepts in e-Learning and Blended Learning
  • Module 2: Designing and Implementing the Learning & Development Needs Analysis
  • Module 3: Implementing the e-Learning and Blended Learning Instructional Design Process
  • Module 4: Developing e-Learning and Blended Learning Material & Resources
  • Module 5: Teaching / Training in e-Learning and Blended Learning Programmes
  • Module 6: Designing and Implementing the Evaluation Process

Duration

24 hours, split into 6 X 4-hour synchronous sessions, usually twice a week with asynchronous assignments of 4-6 hour asynchronous practice. In the last 4-hour session participants will be delivering their microteaching presentations.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the workshop the participants will be able to:

  • Understand the “why”, the “how” and the “what” of e-Learning and Blended Learning
  • Understand and apply the A.D.D.I.E as a basic model in e-learning projects
  • Apply Neuroscience and Brain-Based Learning tools and techniques to improve retention, understanding, skills and achieve long term change in the behaviour of their learners
  • Embrace the concept of a ‘Growth Mindset’ and create a learning culture in the organization
  • Design and implement easy and practical Training Needs Analysis processes in e-Learning and Blended Learning programs
  • Design engaging e-Learning and Blended Learning experiences, using Lesson Plans and Storyboards, for Asynchronous and Synchronous delivery
  • Use a typical Synchronous tool (for Webinars & Web conferences) and an Asynchronous Platform effectively
  • Communicate effectively and manage the e-classroom Synchronous and Asynchronous delivery
  • Apply a suitable Evaluation Strategy and follow a ‘Lessons Learned’ Methodology

Our Methodology

“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but wood to be ignited” [Plutarch]

The training takes the form of a hands-on and neuroscience based online workshop, combining synchronous and asynchronous e-learning. Our philosophy is ‘Learning by Doing’, using Experiential and Collaborative Learning Techniques. Each participant works on an individual, real-life educational scenario and applies all the steps of the A.D.D.I.E. methodology in practice (Asynchronous and Synchronous e-learning). A carefully structured sequence of activities & assignments culminates in a micro-teaching recorded practice session.

 Introduction

 Neuroscience & application of the latest Cognitive Science trends in e-learning

  • Make it Stick: Improving Retention and Understanding in e-learning
  • Make it fun, make it engaging
  • Changing habits and long-term Behavior

Dawn of the New Era: Strategies, Methodology, Tools and Techniques

  • The Case of the Corporate Academy: Linking L&D to the corporate strategy
  • Using A.D.D.I.E as a basic model of instructional design

 Training Needs Analysis (TNA) – Understanding the learners’ needs

  • Understanding and applying the Training Needs Analysis Process in e-learning

Instructional Design: F2F, Synchronous and Asynchronous e-Learning

  • Creating a Blended Learning plan
  • Writing a 3-methods Lesson Plan
  • Creating Storyboards

 

Synchronous e-Learning

  • How to hold engaging web conferencing meetings and deliver powerful webinars
  • Public Speaking skills in front of the web cam
  • Designing the synchronous experience
  • Tools for Synchronous e-Learning (Zoom for Practice)

Asynchronous e-Learning Platforms (LMS)

  • Using an LMS as a teacher, trainer and facilitator
    • Designing and using Recourses
    • Designing and using Activities
    • Using a forum for asynchronous communication
  • Tools and Platforms for Asynchronous e-Learning (Moodle for Practice)

Creating basic and interactive e-learning Material

  • Understand the standards for e-learning material (SCORM Learning Objects)
  • Design and Develop Sample e-learning material using Rapid e-Learning Techniques (PowerPoint as an e-learning Authoring tool & Camtasia TechSmith)
  • Other Authoring Tools Presentation (Articulate Storyline, Rise)

Micro-teaching and Personal Feedback from the Trainers

 Applying an Evaluation Process and following a ‘Lessons Learned’

  • Kirkpatrick’s 4 levels of evaluation
  • ‘How have we done?’ Evaluation Tools and Techniques
  • Lessons Learned and how to improve