Blackboard Federal LearningSolutionsApril 10, 2013Blackboard Professional Education
2Major Benefits of the Blackboard Learning Solution• As a credible, high quality substitute for a classroom learning event...
3Blackboard – Asynchronous AlwaysAvailable Interactive Online Training
7With Built-in Synchronous CollaborationwebconferencingVirtualclasses, webinars,professionaldevelopment, blended learninge...
• Mobile Tests• Push Notifications• Announcements• Results/Grades• Discussions• Content• Blogs• Journals• Roster• Tasks• S...
9Pre-eventpre-workFormalTrainingEventCoachingCommunitiesof PracticePerformanceSupportA Continuous Virtual Learning Environ...
10Classroom training  Administrative LMSSolution: a continuous virtual training platform with synchronous andasynchronous...
11Challenge: Needed a cost effective training deliverystrategy for residence based program and globalemployees• Training t...
12• Field based employees – continuously changing regulations andguidelines > 65 courses offered annually• Ease of Access ...
13• How do we in training and developmentrespond?• Can we leverage new technologies to reinventtraining delivery to make i...
14THANK YOU for joining us today!Contact information:Jenny Rothjennifer.roth@blackboard.com703-395-6436
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Blackboard Federal Learning Solutions, best practices, Federal Strategies Workshop, 04/10/13
Jennifer Roth
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Blackboard Professional Education

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  • The People tool is the access point for your academic network. From here you can search for users, within your institution or across institutions. You can also manage your own academic networks. For each institution, you’ll be able to see the rosters of your courses and your organizations. Additionally, you’ll be able to see all the members of the Social Learning Spaces you belong to, and any individual connections you made by following other Blackboard Social users.
  • We also work with a number of large Federal agencies – and one in particular has a heavy focus on medical training.They were faced with a challenge of greatly reduced travel budgets- but a need for continuous training of a geographically disbursed employee population.Their traditional training methods were a combination of face to face classroom and self paced elearning delivered out of their administrative LMS – they had a huge gap that needed to be filled – a need to move training online to reach more employees – especially those in more remote areas- and a need for a very interactive type of training delivery because the subject matter is complex and subjective.Through the implementation of our solution they’ve been able to effectively simulate the classroom experience – to offer facilitated online training experiences with a mix of an asynch continuous learning environment blended with our synchronous real time online classroom capabilities.Subjective clinical/ medical content requires high interaction amongst learners – need for collaborative learning
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    1. 1. Blackboard Federal LearningSolutionsApril 10, 2013Blackboard Professional Education
    2. 2. 2Major Benefits of the Blackboard Learning Solution• As a credible, high quality substitute for a classroom learning event• As a means of conducting required and critical training without theexpense of travel, lodging, or per diem• As a means of saving significant taxpayer funds• A system which can track and report training events back to theagency LMS and collect data for the required annual training needssurvey (i.e. Workforce Flexibility Act of 2004)• The Blackboard platform complements existing LMS systems and isable to reach more employees with deeper and richer content throughinstructor-led courses• Existing funding for classroom courses can be redirected forBlackboard delivery with significant cost savings
    3. 3. 3Blackboard – Asynchronous AlwaysAvailable Interactive Online Training
    4. 4. 7With Built-in Synchronous CollaborationwebconferencingVirtualclasses, webinars,professionaldevelopment, blended learningenterpriseinstantmessagingImpromptumeetings, one-to-one collaboration,student help andservicesvoiceauthoringPersonalizedcoaching,Facilitation, voicefeedbackmobilecollaborationLive participationin classes &meetings on amobile device –3G and Wi-Fi
    5. 5. • Mobile Tests• Push Notifications• Announcements• Results/Grades• Discussions• Content• Blogs• Journals• Roster• Tasks• Synchronous Sessions
    6. 6. 9Pre-eventpre-workFormalTrainingEventCoachingCommunitiesof PracticePerformanceSupportA Continuous Virtual Learning Environment• Facilitates learning asa continuous process• Provides supportbefore, during,after……and beyond• Promotes informallearning both withinand outside of aformal course context• Captures institutionalknowledge
    7. 7. 10Classroom training  Administrative LMSSolution: a continuous virtual training platform with synchronous andasynchronous capabilities Simulates the classroom experience at reduced cost Interactive online tools foster collaboration, engagement, andsocial learning Replaced classroom training events @ est cost of $80,000/course Additional savings realized in areas of decreased contentproduction time, decreased content distribution costs, anddecreased time spent on course revisions The “gap” is effectively filledChallenge: Reduce or eliminate travel / reduce costs butkeep interactivity and learning outcomes high
    8. 8. 11Challenge: Needed a cost effective training deliverystrategy for residence based program and globalemployees• Training team’s responsibilities expanded from residence basedAcademy to worldwide employees – started with Pilot of Blackboard• Beyond WBT - needed flexibility, collaboration, and interactivity tosupport learners in residence and at a distance• All pre and post work on Blackboard – fosters continuity between inperson training, increases access to information, increases adoption– “Everyone shows up prepared”– Access to online instruction saves the time and expense thatwould be required if face-to-face classroom instruction was theonly option– Central repository for content provides easy access to andmanagement of training content
    9. 9. 12• Field based employees – continuously changing regulations andguidelines > 65 courses offered annually• Ease of Access ~ Consistency of Message ~ Team and IndividualLearning ~ Blended Experience• RESULTS• Reduced Travel Costs ($1,000,000)• Increased Surveyor Productivity• Increased course volume (increase of 56% year over year)• Increased # of surveyors through training (1,200 in first year)Challenge – Train a team spread over 12 time zones –ensure consistent, high quality experience
    10. 10. 13• How do we in training and developmentrespond?• Can we leverage new technologies to reinventtraining delivery to make it more relevant andimpactful?• What ideas has this workshop provided for youand for your agency• Consider identifying 3-5 classroom courses –launch a pilot on BlackboardHow Do We Adapt:
    11. 11. 14THANK YOU for joining us today!Contact information:Jenny Rothjennifer.roth@blackboard.com703-395-6436

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