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  • Re-Thinking Training - Information Page

    Advancing your learning designs with a blended learning approach

    Is training and capacity development part of your work?  Are you interested in online or blended learning solutions, but feel unsure of where to start? This practical and compressed version of Re-Thinking Training will introduce you to the basic didactics of blended and digital training and give you hands-on experience with initial project planning.

    The course will introduce you to the development and facilitation of blended learning processes including online and physical learning environments and with a variety of activities. We will cover project management and planning, including some information on budget and workflow.


    In the participation of this course, learners will

    1. Rethink the purpose and formulation of training and learning events in your organisation and how to best use learning resources to support organisational goals and change.
    2. Discuss and apply pedagogical and didactical frameworks that influence the learning process and outcome.
    3. Analyse a sample case to maximise its success and impact according to the six elements of the didactic relationship model (DRM): learners, conditions, objectives, content, learning process, assessment
    4. Practice preparing a timeline and budget for the learning (re)design, technical build, project management, and maintenance and/implementation of a training or other type of a learning resource.

    • Participant profile

      The course targets humanitarian and development practitioners who have training and capacity development as part of their job description. Whether you have years of experience or are just getting started, this course can help you carefully consider the best way to share and disperse the critical knowledge in your field. 


      • Course format and schedule

        The course will be a participant-driven but instructor-led online training. This condensed version will take place over two weeks (28 May - 7 June) with an expected learning time of six hours per week. The course activities will include hands on application, video-lectures, group work and online sessions in real-time. The the majority of the course will include 4 online training sessions in real-time (10 hours), which are fixed in time and mandatory. All remaining time ( 2 hours) will be independent and task-oriented work. 

        If you are taking this course with a specific training ahead, please indicate that and the nature of the training when you email to register. The course is structured around a sample case that all participants will work on, but knowing your training development needs can help to shape planned discussions. 
         

        W00

        MIN

        PREPARATION

        LOs

        MON

        45

        Introduction and Welcome Materials (Case Scenario)

         

         

        15

        Posted Introduction on the forum

         

        W01

        MIN

        DIDACTICS and FACILITATION

        Los

        TUE

        Think

        150

        Is capacity building the solution? – a focus on change

        Introduction to the Foundations of Didactics and the DRM

        Organisational learning, adult learners, and learning resistance

        Case Introduction and initial analysis

        1, 2, 3

        WED

        60

        Micropresentation and burning question preparation

        3

        THU

         

        Rethink

        150

        2 minute presentations on teaching issues

        Alternatives to traditional training: Case analysis

        Shared  agreement on pedagogical approach to case (or two options)

        1, 2, 3

        W02

        MIN

        PRACTICE AND PLANNING

        Los

        TUE

        Think

        150

        Budgeting resources (time, finances, talent) for a learning design project and key considerations/questions to ask

        Case application: preparing a resource budget

        1, 2, 3, 4

        WED

        60

        Individual budget estimate for sample case.

        4

        THU

        Rethink

        150

        Development in practice; how to respond to contingencies

        Reporting, evaluation, and revisions

        Inspiration from what is possible from successful projects

        1, 2, 3, 4

        * we will try to fit the actual time slots to the participants time zones based on the needs assessment


        • Your Facilitators

          srsi_facilitatorThe lead course facilitator is Stephanie Rahbek Simonsen, a learning experience designer in DanChurchAid's Learning Lab. Stephanie has nearly a decade of teaching experience in the field of communication with adult learners in a variety of fields and contexts, and works in LLAB as a project lead, advisor, and copywriter. Her educational background in communication, information management, and the social impact of technology inform her perspective, but Stephanie always enjoys learning about the unique training contexts of her colleagues in the NGO field. 


          ssk_facilitator

          Simon Skårhøj, the entrepreneur behind the creation of Learning Lab in DanChurchAid, will be a guest-facilitator on the course. 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 10 and maximum 20
            Course Fee: 400 EUR
            More information: Contact facilitator Stephanie Rahbek Simonsen, srsi@dca.dk
            Registration: Send an e-mail to Stephanie Rahbek Simonsen, srsi@dca.dk
            Registration deadline: 14 May 2018

            Course dates: 28 May - 7 June

            Expected Time Commitment: 13 hours (6 hours per week + 1 hour preparation the week before)


            Terms of Registration: The registration is binding and subject to payment. In case of cancellations they will be subject to a full refund until 1 week 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 here:www.speedtest.net 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 are not ready to check in 30 minutes before the course commences and do not have a headset available and for those reasons do 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.