M215: Creating the Blended Learning Classroom of the Future Bjorn Billhardt, CEO Enspire Learning, Inc. [email_address] AS...
Today’s Agenda <ul><li>Why E-learning is Not Working </li></ul><ul><li>The Promise of Blended Learning </li></ul><ul><li>E...
A Quick Introduction <ul><li>Bjorn Billhardt, CEO of Enspire Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Offers blended leadership programs...
2000 Headlines <ul><li>“ E-learning will make e-mail look like a rounding error” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>John Chambers, CEO ...
IDC Projections
Is E-learning Working? <ul><li>Low engagement with recorded slides </li></ul><ul><li>Low relevance of content </li></ul><u...
Maturing Technology
Ingredients / Best Practices of the Blended Classroom of the Future (Classroom Brainstorming Exercise) <ul><li>Engage live...
Blending it Together <ul><li>“ One lesson we learned is that the highest impact programs … blend a more complex media with...
Effective Ingredients of  Blended Learning
3 Effective Ingredients of A Blended Class <ul><li>Stories:  Content with relevance (and humor) </li></ul><ul><li>Simulati...
Stories “ We tell ourselves stories in order to live.”    – Joan Didion
Stories and Online Interactions <ul><li>Use of connected storylines and ‘online humor’ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Different fro...
What’s Wrong With This Picture?
Types of Simulations <ul><li>Role-play exercises and games </li></ul><ul><li>On-the-job practice assignments </li></ul><ul...
Different Types and Uses of Training Simulations (Classroom Brainstorming Exercise) Classroom Online Both Lab exercises fo...
Social Interactions “ I am always ready to learn, but I don’t like being taught.” –  Winston Churchill
Buzz-Word-O-Meter: Social Interactions (Classroom Brainstorming Exercise <ul><li>Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter </li><...
Social Interactions <ul><li>A coherent learning experience  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Small cohorts; aligned job experiences <...
Question and Answer Bjorn Billhardt [email_address]
Appendix B: Sample Program <ul><li>Integrated leadership development program for high-potential managers </li></ul><ul><li...
Appendix C: Sample Simulation Play Finance for Non-Financial Managers - Online Delivery Play takes place over 3-4 weeks. I...
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Creating the Blended Classroom of the Future - ASTD 2010

  1. 1. M215: Creating the Blended Learning Classroom of the Future Bjorn Billhardt, CEO Enspire Learning, Inc. [email_address] ASTD 2010 International Conference and Expo <ul><li>Learning Objectives: </li></ul><ul><li>Create an effective online/classroom blended training program </li></ul><ul><li>Use simulations, stories, and social networks to create blended learning </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate the applicability of new technologies to specific training settings </li></ul>
  2. 2. Today’s Agenda <ul><li>Why E-learning is Not Working </li></ul><ul><li>The Promise of Blended Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Effective Ingredients of Blended Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Creating the Blended Class of the Future </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion / Q&A </li></ul>
  3. 3. A Quick Introduction <ul><li>Bjorn Billhardt, CEO of Enspire Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Offers blended leadership programs, simulations, games, and custom programs </li></ul><ul><li>Clients include Microsoft, MIT, Yahoo, SAP, Pfizer, American Heart Association, UNICEF, and Harvard </li></ul>
  4. 4. 2000 Headlines <ul><li>“ E-learning will make e-mail look like a rounding error” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>John Chambers, CEO of Cisco </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ Online Education to Be Free; Billionaire Envisions Cyber-U” </li></ul><ul><li>“ NotHarvard.com Sues Harvard” </li></ul>
  5. 5. IDC Projections
  6. 6. Is E-learning Working? <ul><li>Low engagement with recorded slides </li></ul><ul><li>Low relevance of content </li></ul><ul><li>No learning context </li></ul><ul><li>No social context </li></ul><ul><li>But… why is it still being used? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Maturing Technology
  8. 8. Ingredients / Best Practices of the Blended Classroom of the Future (Classroom Brainstorming Exercise) <ul><li>Engage live subject matter experts online </li></ul><ul><li>Create a lab environment - live or virtual – for technical training </li></ul><ul><li>Use online collaboration tools for application sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Create virtual scenarios – as pretests or as part of the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Share user stats – not just to test and record learners, but for fun! </li></ul><ul><li>Find and utilize related media to illustrate points – movies, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Utilize interactive tools of web collaboration software - polling, breakout chat rooms, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Create personalized learning experiences </li></ul>
  9. 9. Blending it Together <ul><li>“ One lesson we learned is that the highest impact programs … blend a more complex media with one or more of the simpler media.” - Josh Bersin </li></ul>Video E-learning Podcasts Wikis/blogs Job Aids Lectures Online simulations & games Webinars ARGs Case studies Coaching Informal learning EPS Reference library 2nd Life Virtual labs On-the-job assignments 360 Assessments Classroom simulations Synchronous Asynchronous Complex Easy
  10. 10. Effective Ingredients of Blended Learning
  11. 11. 3 Effective Ingredients of A Blended Class <ul><li>Stories: Content with relevance (and humor) </li></ul><ul><li>Simulations : Games that give feedback and reinforce learning </li></ul><ul><li>Social Interactions: Collaboration that creates context and reinforces learning </li></ul>
  12. 12. Stories “ We tell ourselves stories in order to live.” – Joan Didion
  13. 13. Stories and Online Interactions <ul><li>Use of connected storylines and ‘online humor’ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Different from classroom humor </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Interactive stories </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Exploration of topics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Frequent knowledge checks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Challenging story-based problem </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Users become vested in solution </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Embedded tools / assessments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Participants use story-based learning to reflect on skills and preferences </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. What’s Wrong With This Picture?
  15. 15. Types of Simulations <ul><li>Role-play exercises and games </li></ul><ul><li>On-the-job practice assignments </li></ul><ul><li>Self-paced online simulations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Product / Software Simulations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Branching </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Case-study-based </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spreadsheet-based </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Team-based competitive simulation experiences </li></ul>
  16. 16. Different Types and Uses of Training Simulations (Classroom Brainstorming Exercise) Classroom Online Both Lab exercises for technical training Online mini-games to reinforce knowledge Software Simulation (using Captivate) Business simulation with role-playing in classroom Online single-player and multi-player games (strategy, business acumen, etc.) Sales Simulation – Customer Service; demonstrating process as a success story Flight control room simulations Scenario-based soft-skill simulations; Show both correct and incorrect way of doing things Business simulations with competition in classroom or online Choose your own adventure style simulation
  17. 17. Social Interactions “ I am always ready to learn, but I don’t like being taught.” – Winston Churchill
  18. 18. Buzz-Word-O-Meter: Social Interactions (Classroom Brainstorming Exercise <ul><li>Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Bots </li></ul><ul><li>Cloud computing </li></ul><ul><li>Yammer </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Informal Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Bing </li></ul><ul><li>LinkedIn </li></ul><ul><li>Newsgator </li></ul><ul><li>Tummeling (check out www.tummelvision.com) </li></ul>
  19. 19. Social Interactions <ul><li>A coherent learning experience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Small cohorts; aligned job experiences </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Shared learning moments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Live online meetings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Guest lectures </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A sense of joint accomplishment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Graduation ceremonies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Celebrations, awards, recognition </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Interaction through wikis and blogs </li></ul>
  20. 20. Question and Answer Bjorn Billhardt [email_address]
  21. 21. Appendix B: Sample Program <ul><li>Integrated leadership development program for high-potential managers </li></ul><ul><li>Online business acumen & finance course </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom based leadership simulation & case discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing project & interaction among cohort </li></ul>
  22. 22. Appendix C: Sample Simulation Play Finance for Non-Financial Managers - Online Delivery Play takes place over 3-4 weeks. Introduction and debriefs take place through virtual meeting software. Turns advance daily. Teams of up to four participants meet in daily phone conferences to make decisions. Day 1 Introduction Webinar Days 2–5 Pre-work / Turns 1–4 Day 6 Webinar Debrief 1 Days 7–10 Turns 5–8 Day 11 Webinar Debrief 2 Days 12–15 Turns 9–12 Day 16 Webinar Debrief

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