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3 Teaching Strategies to Boost Higher Learning Effectiveness


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This article introduces 3 different teaching strategies to boost higher learning effectiveness using learning management system software and social learning software.
It covers self-service on-demand learning, real-time voice/video collaboration, and blended learning using discussion board for on-going collaboration.

Professional trainers, consultants, and trainers can consider using these online teaching tools, to complement their physical training setting as well as offering learners more opportunities to exchange ideas and share experience.

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3 Teaching Strategies to Boost Higher Learning Effectiveness

  1. 1. 3 Teaching Strategies to Boost Higher Learning EffectivenessWith the recent skyrocketing oil price over $95, gasoline costs and travelexpenses will certainly challenge todays training business for all professional trainers,coaches, and small or medium sized companies.Whether youre a professional trainer, coaches, or educator, or small or medium sizedcompanies, you may want to ask how you should protect your training businessoperations when gasoline and travel costs become doubled or tripled of your currentcosts. Customers will have to revisit how they can achieve the training goals with lessand more cost-effective ways.1. Self-service online course: Web-based content that allows a learner to start and stop whenever they want, enabling the learner to learn “on-demand.” This usually is called asynchronous training because it is not synchronized with an instructor or another learner. All you require are access to the Internet. Whether your company or customers are located at headquarters, field offices, client sites, home, etc.; All the users in your extended enterprise can have 24x7 access through the web-based browser. The only drawback of a self-service course is that it lacks the real-time interactions with the instructor. You can add online quiz for self-assessment before your lecture or/and after the lecture.2. Real-time Voice/Video Collaboration: Live Web-based programs use virtual classroom technology or webinar to create an online experience which is instructor- led. These synchronous programs require a learner to attend an online event and attempt to replicate and enhance a classroom experience. The only drawback of real- time collaboration is that when learners cannot participate in the session at the specific time.3. Blended learning: Blended learning is probably the best of all online training methods. It addresses the drawbacks of both self-study and real-time collaboration methods since it provides both asynchronous and synchronous interactions through discussion boards and conferencing. If the learner misses the session, he or she can
  2. 2. always go back to participate and interact with the instructor and other learners in the discussion board.What are the key benefits of online training? • Lower Costs – With todays slow economy, every company is looking for ways to cut costs. In addition, the current high-priced gasoline makes it even more challenging to operate. • Time saving – In the recent study, average American waste thousands of hours in commute and traveling. With online training, everyone can have more time for their business and families for more productive works. • High productivity – With the updated information, employees can get trained quickly and more productive at work. • Better customer relationship – online training 24/7 portal can be used for a customer relationship tool to connect to customers as an on-going basis. • More up-sell and cross-sell opportunities – More than 40% of the companies use online training to educate their customers on their products/services.eLearning is the second most important training method within organizations, withcompanies increasingly moving towards blended learning and eLearning, rather thaninstructor led training sessions. The global market for eLearning is forecast to hit over$100 billion by 2015, with growth from the benefits of reducing operational costs,flexibility and simple training programs.. Online training yields large dividends thatresult in reduced employee turnover, decreased new employee ramp-up time,productivity, actual cost savings, return on investment (ROI), and more.For more detailed information about these elearning delivery models, please contact MattFok at 415-533-8866 or for a FREE consultation.