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1 Re-Thinking Learning & Training By: Kirk Kezema Educational Technology Consultant Cumberland Regional College

2 2 Ask Yourself? Is Cumberland Regional College able to use educational technologies to train our types of students?

3 3 Technology is scary 1.Does technology scare people? 2.What specific examples can you provide of technology scaring us?

4 4 Technology causes problems 1.Problems encountered using technology? 2.How were your problems solved?

5 5 Technology advantages 1.What are some of the educational technologies currently being used at CRC? 2.Do you see any advantages in using educational technologies? 3.What new opportunities do you see for Cumberland Regional with educational technologies? Admin/Instructor?

6 6 What educational technologies is CRC currently using to deliver online training? Content Management System (CMS) Communication Tools (Macromedia Breeze) Voice Over IP (Skype)

7 7 Did you know? Cumberland is leading the way for online delivery and development for Saskatchewan Regional Colleges. Cumberland has successfully developed and delivered both Psychology 30 and IP30 online to ABE students in our region. Cumberland has partnered with both Parkland Regional College and NESD (TSD) to develop/re-tool online courses. Cumberland is currently sharing their knowledge of online delivery and development with other Saskatchewan Regional Colleges. Cumberland is providing expertise on educational technologies to Cypress Hills Regional College in their attempt at providing online access to Business Certificate 1. Pilot projects using CRC-Online as an asynchronous training tool have been successful.

8 8 Why should we be re-thinking learning and training? Source: Millennial Learning: On Demand Strategies for Generation X and Beyond, Suzanne Robert, LTI Newsline, Dec. 14, Half of todays workforce is made up of Generation X and Millennial Generation Workers. Todays new breed of worker requires new strategies for learning and training which includes a blended approach. To build suitable training for todays learner, organizations must tailor training to accommodate characteristics including: Relevant development- today's learner must see learning objectives as relevant. Rich experiences- today's learner must be engaged in experiences they can relate to. Flexibility- Learning needs to occur in smaller chunks of time and be available at varying times. Community- Provide learners a chance to share ideas to facilitate learning and provide sense of community they seek. Technology- Todays learner is growing up with technology and is not afraid to use it. Instant results- They value speed, efficiency, gratification and results. This means they require a variety of activities and interactions and they need to move at a brisk clip, applying new knowledge immediately with instant feedback as to how theyve performed.

9 9 What does future blended learning look like? Source: Millennial Learning: On Demand Strategies for Generation X and Beyond, Suzanne Robert, LTI Newsline, Dec. 14, Training will include on demand learning. Training will make use of the following delivery modes: Self-study learning guides Web-based training components Web-based discussion forums Both synchronous and asynchronous modes of delivery Mobile wireless technologies Face to face instruction

10 10 Conclusion We re-think learning and training to: Meet the learning and training demands of our biggest asset – our learners.


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