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101 Beyond Emergency Online: Building Sustainable Blended Learning

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Wednesday, April 20

Tracks: Instructional Design

The pandemic forced many if not all of us to shift our learning online. The shift was haphazard and clumsy but it met a need. Many institutions now want to shift back to what they think is “meaningful learning”. The reality is that with some careful planning and purposeful design, blended learning can leverage the best aspects of online and in-person training.

In this session, you will learn how to plan and design blended learning to meet the needs of your audience. You will explore the different blended learning models and how they can be applied in your own context. Not every model will work for you. It is important to choose the right one for your audience. We will use real-life scenarios in order to draw lessons learned. We will learn from successes and failures of implementing blended learning for a large organization. Finally, we will examine how to salvage some of the online material that was built in a scrambled hurry in order to reintegrate it into your new blended learning.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to choose the right blended model
  • How to advise on new learning strategies
  • Techniques to make online content more engaging
  • How to maximize participant time in classroom.
  • New techniques to analyze content

Technology discussed:

Articulate suite, various LMSs

Luc Blanchette

Techno-pedagogical Advisor

Université de l'Ontario Français

Dr. Luc Blanchette is a seasoned learning and development professional. During his 20 years in the Canadian Armed Forces, he worked as a training development officer in a variety of positions and training establishments. He has advised various organizations on how to implement modern training solutions. He has been involved in a variety of aspects of training modernization such as online learning, blended learning, driver simulation, online assessment, instructor development, alternate training delivery and change management. He holds an undergraduate degree in adult education, a master’s in distance education, and a doctorate in education with a specialization in instructional design.