Are you trying to decide which modalities or delivery methods to use in your blended learning strategy? This article will help you choose the ones that work together seamlessly to meet your learning objectives and engage every learner.
Modality Ideas For Blended Learning
Many Instructional Designers have found that using only one modality or delivery method for a project isn’t effective. People have different learning preferences and it’s not as simple as “Cara prefers visual content, and Jose prefers hands-on practice.” The truth is: learners’ preferences change depending on the information or task they’re learning. How can you meet everyone’s needs, achieve objectives, and stay within budget? Savy Instructional Designers have turned to blended learning because it offers a more efficient learning experience and increased learner engagement, which leads to improved learner performance and measurable results.
If designed properly, blended learning is focused on giving learners more autonomy in how and when they are trained rather than following a strict schedule of activities. Blended learning is flexible, allowing the designer to revise and customize all or parts of the training as needed. Lastly, blended learning is more than just adding technology to classroom training. It builds a seamless learning experience using a variety of delivery methods to offer personalized training that helps them achieve learning objectives and business goals efficiently.
Gamification: One Tool In Your ID Toolbox
With the growing popularity of gamification, many Instructional Designers just add points or badges to their courses with the hope of motivating their learners. Unfortunately, you can actually disengage learners because they can’t relate the purpose of the game to a desired outcome. The key to making rewards, points, and other game mechanics effective is to use them to motivate and encourage a specific behavior. They must be used for a purpose and not simply because they are fun.
What Is Gamification?
Before delving into the methodology of developing effective learning games, you need to know what gamification is, and just as importantly, what it is not.
Gamification Motivates Learners Toward Desired Behaviors
Gamification does more than add game elements to training, it intrinsically motivates learners to perform desired behaviors and complete required tasks. When training and game elements are appropriately designed and implemented, learners know what is expected of them and perform their jobs better.
New York, NY – June 16, 2017 – Cinécraft was awarded runner-up in the International eLearning Awards in New York City at the ICELW Conference. Cinécraft received the award in the Mobile Learning category for it’s virtual window installation designed for Henkel’s OSI brand of window sealants.
The International E-Learning Awards recognize the best uses of technology to improve learning and job performance within companies or through individual professional development.
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“The Perfect Basket”
Everyone’s heard the old saying that you should never put all of your eggs in one basket. Whether you have relationship eggs, money eggs or real eggs, you want to put them in different places to minimize your risk of losing all of them at the same time.
As a non-risk-taker, this makes sense to me, and I usually follow this advice. However, this past spring I didn’t, and I ended up getting pied in the face, sitting in a cell block, and collecting brains.
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