What are the current issues andchallenges in continuous learning forworking adults?Dr Soo Wai ManInstitute for Adult Learn...
The Facts
The Challenges1. Tight labour conditions2. Low training participation3. Largely classroom-based
The ResearchResearchers on adult learning suggests thatwe:–Adopt adult learning principles–Adopt learning technologies–Ado...
Blended Learning ModelA method of learning which uses acombination of different resources,especially a mixture of classroo...
Goals of Blended Learninguild greater flexibility for adult learningessen classroom meetingsnhance learner experiencesurtu...
Blended Learning ModelInstitutional SupportLMSHelpdeske-Facilitatione-Resources
Reading ResourcesInteractive/Engaginge-Learning materials(Level 1, 2, 3,4)Learning Guide(simplified forblended learning)Te...
Collaboration ActivitiesClassroomParticipation:Face-to-faceOnline Participation:SynchronousAsynchronousProject work:Indivi...
Assessment ActivitiesSelf-assessment(online quizzes,reflective journals)Peer-assessment(peer evaluations,discussions,ePort...
Blended Learning ApproachRLH = F2F + OJT + PW + e-LCase 1 20 20 - - -Case 2 20 7 5 3 5Case 3 20 3 7 - 10e-Learning:• direc...
Learning Object MethodologyIntroduction to topicLearning Objectives ( typically 1-3, mapped to competencies)e-Content e-Pr...
e-Content LevelsLow ILow EHigh ILow ELow IHigh EHigh IHigh ELevel 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4Adaptation of Guerra Scale of I...
Blended LearningF2F (3 hours)Presentation Classroom Learning ActivitiesProject Work (10 hours)Project Plan Project Deliver...
ResultsBehaviourLearningReactionOrganisationFacilitatorLearnerFacilitatorLearnerFacilitatorLearnerFramework for Evaluation
Conclusion• What drives your education or business?• Are you investing effectively in trainingyour people?• Would blended ...
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Challenges of continuous learning for working adults: Institute of Adult Learning - Digital Education Show Asia 2013

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Dr. Wai Man Soo, Deputy Director, Learning Design and Technology at the Institute for Adult Learning, Singapore, presents at the Digital Education Show Asia 2013 [27-28 May, Hilton Kuala Lumpur]. He shared on:

What are the current issues and challenges in continuous learning for working adults?
• Challenges:
o Statistics on highly engaged workforce
o Characteristics of adult learners with implications for online learning design
• Proposed solutions:
o Models of technology-enabled workplace learning
o Blended learning model for workforce competency-based learning
o Framework for evaluating blended learning

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Challenges of continuous learning for working adults: Institute of Adult Learning - Digital Education Show Asia 2013

  1. 1. What are the current issues andchallenges in continuous learning forworking adults?Dr Soo Wai ManInstitute for Adult LearningSingapore
  2. 2. The Facts
  3. 3. The Challenges1. Tight labour conditions2. Low training participation3. Largely classroom-based
  4. 4. The ResearchResearchers on adult learning suggests thatwe:–Adopt adult learning principles–Adopt learning technologies–Adopt training to drive business goals
  5. 5. Blended Learning ModelA method of learning which uses acombination of different resources,especially a mixture of classroomsessions and online learning materials
  6. 6. Goals of Blended Learninguild greater flexibility for adult learningessen classroom meetingsnhance learner experiencesurture use of new technologiesesign for continuous learning
  7. 7. Blended Learning ModelInstitutional SupportLMSHelpdeske-Facilitatione-Resources
  8. 8. Reading ResourcesInteractive/Engaginge-Learning materials(Level 1, 2, 3,4)Learning Guide(simplified forblended learning)Text booke-bookse-journalse-databases
  9. 9. Collaboration ActivitiesClassroomParticipation:Face-to-faceOnline Participation:SynchronousAsynchronousProject work:IndividualGroup(journal, blog, wiki,eportfolio)
  10. 10. Assessment ActivitiesSelf-assessment(online quizzes,reflective journals)Peer-assessment(peer evaluations,discussions,ePortfolio)Final assessment(WA, OQ, PP, RP)In-course End-of-coursex % y % z %100 % of Competencies Assessed
  11. 11. Blended Learning ApproachRLH = F2F + OJT + PW + e-LCase 1 20 20 - - -Case 2 20 7 5 3 5Case 3 20 3 7 - 10e-Learning:• directed (i.e. facilitated by online instructor)• tracked (i.e. evidences of learning recorded)
  12. 12. Learning Object MethodologyIntroduction to topicLearning Objectives ( typically 1-3, mapped to competencies)e-Content e-Practice e-CollaborationSelf-assessmentA Learning Object:• designed for approx 30 mins of learning on average• activities are self-paced and/or facilitated• completion is tracked by a LMSAdaptation of CISCO Reusable Learning Object StrategyApprox30minsoflearningactivities
  13. 13. e-Content LevelsLow ILow EHigh ILow ELow IHigh EHigh IHigh ELevel 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4Adaptation of Guerra Scale of Interactivity
  14. 14. Blended LearningF2F (3 hours)Presentation Classroom Learning ActivitiesProject Work (10 hours)Project Plan Project Deliverables Project Reporte-Learning Lessons (5 hours, 10 topics)LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7 LO8 LO9 LO10F2F (2 hours)Presentation Classroom Learning Activitiese.g. RLH = 20 hoursBL Design: F2F (5 hours) + e-L (5 hours) + PW (10 hours)AssessmentPlan
  15. 15. ResultsBehaviourLearningReactionOrganisationFacilitatorLearnerFacilitatorLearnerFacilitatorLearnerFramework for Evaluation
  16. 16. Conclusion• What drives your education or business?• Are you investing effectively in trainingyour people?• Would blended learning help you meetthe above two questions?

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