Smooth blends: How to add live online training to the e-learning mix

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What are the advantages of adding virtual classrooms to the e-learning mix? And, how you can develop your own successful blend?

Find out how in our practical guide. http://www.brightwave.co.uk/practical-guides/how-to-integrate-live-online-training-with-e-learning

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Smooth blends: How to add live online training to the e-learning mix

  1. 1. Smooth blends: how to add Virtual Classrooms to the learning mix Originally presented by Charles Gould and Matt Turner Learning Technologies , London, January 2012 www.brightwave.co.uk/livetime
  2. 2. Speakers <ul><li>Brightwave </li></ul><ul><li>Charles Gould – Managing Director </li></ul><ul><li>LiveTime Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Matt Turner – Managing Director </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Over 100 unique sessions </li></ul><ul><li>Subscription-based </li></ul>So what is LiveTime? Recorded sessions available 24 / 7 Monday to Friday Management and leadership Organisational and business Communication and interpersonal
  4. 4. LiveTime Learning – Gold Award 'Best use of synchronous e-learning' at the E-Learning Awards 2011
  5. 5. Adding VC to the mix <ul><li>A huge opportunity </li></ul><ul><li>What challenges to overcome? </li></ul><ul><li>Blended learning – examples </li></ul>
  6. 6. Benefits E-learning Detail & process Self-paced Measurable VC Collaborative Rapid/reach At desk/mobile Classroom Familiar Interpersonal Not scalable
  7. 7. <ul><li>A huge opportunity... </li></ul>
  8. 8. Some statistics <ul><li>71% piloting use of virtual classrooms </li></ul><ul><li>60% planning new investment </li></ul><ul><li>50% intend to combine with mobile </li></ul>Towards Maturity Benchmark Study 2011
  9. 9. How is it being used?
  10. 10. How is it being used? Introduce VC
  11. 11. How is it being used? Graduate development Introduce VC
  12. 12. How is it being used? Graduate development Develop talent Introduce VC
  13. 13. How is it being used? Graduate development Multi-site / international Develop talent Introduce VC
  14. 14. How is it being used? Graduate development Multi-site / international Develop talent Introduce VC “ Just in time”
  15. 15. How is it being used? PDP support Graduate development Multi-site / international Develop talent Introduce VC “ Just in time”
  16. 16. <ul><li>So what is the problem...? </li></ul>
  17. 17. Challenges <ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Briefing </li></ul><ul><li>Technology </li></ul>
  18. 18. 1. Communication
  19. 19. 1. Communication
  20. 20. 1. Communication
  21. 21. 1. Communication What is it exactly?
  22. 22. 2. Skills www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlIasHFUrVM www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3WzYsHTl9w
  23. 23. 2. Skills Mind the gaps...
  24. 24. 3. Briefing vs
  25. 25. <ul><li>Blended learning examples </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>British Council </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>KPMG </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Millward Brown </li></ul></ul></ul>
  26. 26. “ International flexibility” <ul><li>New HR process </li></ul><ul><li>Co-ordinated message to wide group </li></ul><ul><li>VC to country heads </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom and e-learning support </li></ul>Over 100 country managers covered. Brazil to Botswana “ You created the environment to help participants feel confident to share views – very important as English was not a first language for some!”
  27. 27. “ Sharing expertise” <ul><li>Skilled, time-poor staff </li></ul><ul><li>Effective use of experts </li></ul><ul><li>Self-study plus VC </li></ul><ul><li>Balance knowledge and sharing </li></ul>Delivery across UK, Europe, Americas and Asia Pacific
  28. 28. “ Speed to market” <ul><li>Europe-wide need </li></ul><ul><li>Quick response, multiple languages </li></ul><ul><li>VC to resolve initially </li></ul><ul><li>E-learning to embed </li></ul>Over 500 staff, English, French, Polish and Spanish versions
  29. 29. <ul><li>Summary </li></ul>
  30. 30. Summary – how to add live online training to the e-learning mix <ul><li>Share expertise quickly </li></ul><ul><li>Blend with face-to-face as primer / refresher </li></ul><ul><li>Use e-learning to embed and reflect </li></ul><ul><li>Focal point for key initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Keep calm and carry on </li></ul>
  31. 31. Download our free guide How to add live online training to the e-learning mix www.brightwave.co.uk/smooth-blends

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