Converting Distance Learning Format

Prior to this course I would think nothing of converting one of my classes to a distance learning format.  It seems if you have the content available, then it is just a matter of uploading it online.  Boy was I wrong.  In order to successfully convert a class to distance learning a lot of planning and preparation must take place.  Using the scenario provided below I have created a Prezi to bullet some of the key ingredients needed to implement and sustain such a class conversion.

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Scenario

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.

 

If you have problems watching the Prezi, wordpress does have issues supporting it.  Here is a direct link to the Prezi

http://prezi.com/zabracowtdpl/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy

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Image from Ballentine, A., McKenzie N., Wysocki, A., Kepner, K. (n.d.) The Role of Monetary and Non-Monetary Incentives in the Workplace as Influenced by Career Stage.  Retrieved from https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/HR/HR01600.pdf

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