Blended Learning Using Totara LMS


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Mark Harrison, Director at City & Guilds Kineo, discusses blended learning, and how you can ensure your LMS is supporting your blended learning approaches.

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Blended Learning Using Totara LMS

  1. 1. 1 Blended Learning & Totara Mark Harrison, Director, City & Guilds Kineo Totara User Group | London | May 15, 2014
  2. 2. 2 When was blended learning first ever mentioned?
  3. 3. 3 In the early days…
  4. 4. 4 There are now so many ways to deliver learning…
  5. 5. 5 Blended learning examples: BP Operating Essentials and Global Orientation Workshops, meetings in a box, elearning modules, 3D simulations Barclays Retail Orientation Mobile learning, e-magazine, online cohort of learners, e-learning modules, coaching and workshops C&G Way Advice and guidance, community of practice, content sharing and exchange, learning resources, personal coaching and support and assessment and accreditation
  6. 6. 6 How well could your LMS support each of these? • Introductory e-learning modules leading to related classroom events • Virtual classrooms with elearning and e-tutoring • Elearning modules and informal online sharing of best practice • One-to-one coaching linked to elearning modules and mobile just-in-time job aids • Elearning modules with phone-based mentoring and coaching on the job
  7. 7. 7 BP Isolations Blend Overview Block 1: Get started 2 hours Online Attention grabbing intro Interactive scenario Self-diagnostic tool Block 2 1 day Face-to-face Valve & system modelling – testing what ifs.. & different configurations Energy source exploration Hazard awareness Simple scenario Block 3: foundation up to 6 hours Online Action modules Scenario Case study/stories Tutorials Assignment Generic Overview of process What good look like videos How to complete ICC Expert stories Block 4 1 day Face-to-face Immersive workshop Complex realistic scenario Group activities Block 5 Follow-up Assessment online Assessment assignment Follow-up packs Leadership connection
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  9. 9. 9 Nike Inc. Learning Personas Bob Theorist • IT Analyst • Works at WHQ • 34 years old • College Graduate • Why am I doing this? • Isn’t this complex? • Where are the principles? • Don’t want to be exposed sharing my thoughts • No glitz please • “I think I’m pretty good on this”– they think they are well organized Kim Pragmatist • HR Specialist • Works in Asia • 42 years old • College Graduate • Engaged in the process, just tell me what I should do… • Slight training overload • Comfortable with IT and Computers • Has the time to do the training • Wants: Make it clear • Got too much work • Tends to work at home a lot – takes things home Jan Activist • Sports Marketing Specialist • Works at EHQ • 28 years old • College Graduate • Thinks training is a lot of noise and a waste of time • Just wants to know how fast he can get through the training • Comfortable with IT and Computers • Get straight to it • Get him engaged early (RDCV) • Make it glitzy, fun • Is a little bit disorganized • Travels a lot
  10. 10. 10 Catering for personas is the key to success Theorist Activist Pragmatist
  11. 11. 11 Our sessions this afternoon • What are you doing with regards to blended learning in your organisation? • How much are you using your LMS to support this? • What stops you from using it more? • What can you do to overcome these challenges?