Wednesday of this week saw me fortunate enough to attend the IITT National Conference & Exhibition.
As always these ‘physical’ activities provide me with a great opportunity to further cement friendships made online as well as to make new acquaintances.
I have been guilty when attending previous conferences and workshops of trying to absorb as much of the content as possible, only to find that when I return home that I have a mass of notes and scribbles that even when deciphered produce an almost insurmountable ‘to do’ list. So I decided to take a slightly different tack with this particular conference and that was to limit myself to 1-2 action planning points/quotes per session, this I hoped would allow me to stand a greater chance of transferring any learning back into my workplace.
So here we go…
The New Blended Learning – Clive Shepherd
- Your chosen method(s) will maximise the effectiveness of the learning. Your chosen media(s) will maximise the efficiency of the learning.
- Create all elearning as either a Story, Scenario or Simulation.
- Ensure that I consider the Affective Context Model when creating any future learning activity.
- Break up online synchronous activities by asking delegates to move out of the virtual classroom and undertake ‘other’ related activities before returning.
- Ask my IT Department to provide any facilitator with ‘admin rights’ to the virtual classrooms website to allow them to update any settings without creating a burden on the IT Department.
All in all, some great ideas and wonderful conversations coupled with my new approach to gathering ‘small chunks’ provided another wonderful CPD opportunity.