Small Chunks…

Posted on Sep 10, 2010

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.


2 Comments

  1. Hi Craig
    Like the new “philosphy” let me know how you find it., I had planned to go to IITT but funding dried up.

  2. Hi Allan,

    I certainly will.

    I’m going to Day 1 of WOLCE later this month, will I see you there? If not, are there any other events coming up that I might see you at?

    Craig

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