Presentation on theme: "By the end of this workshop, you will have increased abilities to… Explain the flexibility & value that can result by blending classroom and online."— Presentation transcript:
By the end of this workshop, you will have increased abilities to… Explain the flexibility & value that can result by blending classroom and online training Apply examples of NCASA lessons learned Engage in dialogue around barriers/solutions to integrating technology in your work
Raise your hand if you… Train exclusively in-person Train using in-person and online activities Train primarily through web-based activities
What kind(s) of technology are you using?
What does “blended learning” mean to you?
Rules: Break up into groups of 4 or 5 people Read one card at a time If everyone in your group thinks the statement is a fact, put it in a “FACT” pile If everyone in your group thinks the statement is fiction, put it in a “FICTION” pile If there is disagreement on the statement, place it in a “NO CONSENSUS” pile
A systematic search of the research literature from 1996 through July 2008 identified over 1,000 empirical studies of online learning. Of these, 46 met the high bar for quality that was required for the studies to be included in the analysis. The meta analysis showed that “blended” instruction – combining elements of online and face-to-face instruction – had a larger advantage relative to purely face to face instruction or instruction conducted wholly online. The analysis also showed that the instruction conducted wholly on line was more effective in improving student achievement than the purely face to face instruction. Source: U.S. Department of Education 6/26/09
Valued Results Strategic Planning & Support Effective Instruction Lack of Results Minimal Funding & Support Boring Instruction Success CycleFailure Cycle Source: Michael Allen’s Guide to E-learning
Instructions: › This activity is done without talking › Using a flipchart and markers, jot down your thoughts about realistic, feasible ways that you could integrate technology into your training activities to enhance the learning you’re currently providing. › Once you’re finished, leave your flipchart at your seat. › Visit other people’s flipcharts and add your thoughts (Great idea because…) or questions (How do you think you’d do that? What if you tried…) › Check back on your flipchart from time to time, if someone writes a comment or question you’d like to answer, please do so on your flipchart.
Prior to 2006: all training was in-person Challenges: › Geography › Ratio of NCASA training staff: Network of programs › Little experience with technology Gradual experiments with: › Webinars › Podcasts › Adobe Captive › wiki sites Today: learning is synchronous and asynchronous, in-person and/or online
The Blend: › Video (24 minutes) › Online (2-6 hours) › In-person 2 day workshop Results: › 20% increase in African American volunteers › Increase in staff/Board diversity Challenges: › Resource intensive › Geography Potential Solution…
The Blend › 0% in-person › Hard copy manual › Synchronous webinars › Asynchronous discussion forum online Results › 80% found webinars useful › 90% found discussion forum useful › 100% found manual useful Newfound potential! › Program management › Program staff/board › 68,000 volunteers whose decisions impact youth each day
Original challenges: › Budget › Time commitments (3 days + travel) › Practice facilitation rushed/poor › Event vs. process The Blend: › Webinars › Adobe Captivate (asynchronous) › Video › In-person
Goals: › Improve quality › Reinforce learning › Reduce delivery/travel costs › Increase retention › Shift mindset from event to process