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  • RE-THINKING TRAINING Information Page

    Advancing your learning designs with a blended learning approach

         Please note that this is an information page and not the actual training course.


    Is training and capacity development part of your work?  Do you seek new skills to facilitate more effective learning processes? Or do you want to learn more about blended learning, the game changer within capacity building?
    Learning is always a unique process. It is different for every individual and completely depends on the context. A better understanding of learning processes can help you to reduce the continuous challenge of how to transfer the knowledge and skills you gain from a training situation into your daily work. This course will give you the key pedagogical and didactical knowledge to take more qualified decisions on how to make more effective learning designs that can change performance. The course will also give you the skills to develop and facilitate blended learning processes including online and physical learning environments and with a variety of activities, including gamification.  
    The following objectives are a guiding path for the course:

    • Understand the key pedagogical and didactical frameworks and how they influence the learning process and outcome - including principles of adult learning and latest research on learning and impact
    • Apply a performance and task-based approach to content prioritization - including "critical skills analysis"
    • Conduct a didactical learning analysis: persona, conditions, objectives, content, learning process and assessment
    • Facilitate and train online in real-time, including five interactive techniques
    • Facilitate a blended training on ACTlearn (Moodle-based) and selecting appropriate activities (including gamification) based on the didactical analysis
    • Select appropriate evaluation tools and approaches
    • Work on a learning case specific to your work-environment

    • Participant profile

      The course targets humanitarian and development practitioners who have training and capacity development as part of their job description. Through a pre-training questionnaire, we will give participants the opportunity to shape the content and processes of this course, so that we create synergies between the course activities and the specific learning processes you are responsible for.

      • Course format and schedule

        The course will be an instructor-led online training. It will take place over four weeks with an expected learning time of eight hours per week. The course activities will vary from self-study, video-lectures, group work and online sessions in real-time. The 3 online training sessions in real-time are fixed in time and mandatory. The course is blended and will include both real-time and on-demand activities. As part of the course you will work with a learning case decided by you. This learning case will typically be taken from the actual learning processes you are responsible for.
        WEEK 1: The foundations of teaching 
        (Webinar: Thursday [date], 8-11 AM CEST*)

        WEEK 2: Creating blended learning designs 
        (Webinar: Thursday [date], 8-11 AM CEST*)

        WEEK 3: Learning case (self-study)

        WEEK 4: Assessment of learning activities
        (Webinar: Thursday [date], 8-11 AM CEST*)

        * we will try to fit the actual time slots to the participants time zones.

        • Facilitator and Lead trainer

          ssk_facilitatorThe lead course facilitator is Simon Skårhøj, the entrepreneur behind the creation of Learning Lab in DanChurchAid. Simon, who heads Learning Lab, has developed this specialised unit dedicated to innovative competence development within the humanitarian and development sector. Simon has more than 10 years of experience with training and learning designs globally varying from both participatory in-person methodologies and different forms of online training. He has an educational background in education, global studies and psychology and is certified in the forum theatre methodology.

          • Practical Information

            Number of participants: Minimum 12 and maximum 20
            Course Fee: Please contact 
            More information: Contact course facilitator Simon Skårhøj at
            Registration: Send an e-mail to Simon Skårhøj, 
            Registration deadline: TBA - please contact for next session

            Terms of Registration: The registration is binding and subject to payment. In case of cancellations they will be subject to a full refund until 2 weeks before the training commences. Once beyond this deadline, the participant fee cannot be refunded.

            Software: Participation requires no software installation or technical prerequisites. However, all participants must have a computer and a headset available, as well as an internet connection with a speed of 200 kps-350 kps (check your available bandwidth and divide with the number of users on the same connection).

            Responsibilities: LearningLab bears full responsibility to ensure that the training is running and accessible according to the above outlined software demands. If anything should fail from our end, a full refund can be expected. However, if the participants is not ready to check in 30 minutes before the course commences and has headset available and for those reasons does not get the full outcome of the training, no refund can be expected. An email with technical instructions will be shared in due course before the training, and all participants are expected to read and follow those instructions.