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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
- 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.
- Discuss and apply pedagogical and didactical frameworks that influence the learning process and outcome.
- 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
- 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.
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.
Introduction and Welcome Materials (Case Scenario)
Posted Introduction on the forum
DIDACTICS and FACILITATION
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
Micropresentation and burning question preparation
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
PRACTICE AND PLANNING
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
Individual budget estimate for sample case.
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
The 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.
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.
Number of participants: Minimum 10 and maximum 20
Course Fee: 400 EUR
More information: Contact facilitator Stephanie Rahbek Simonsen, firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration: Send an e-mail to Stephanie Rahbek Simonsen, email@example.com
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.