We set ourselves apart by providing activities
and links that allow you to "drill down"
into content, emphasizing rich media, interaction,
and practice. Accommodating different learning styles,
making the courses accessible to learners with special
needs, and providing a variety of opportunities
to accurately assess progress sets our courses apart
from the norm.
Blended Learning Design: 5 Key Ingredients
We believe that the best-designed learning experiences
draw on a blend of learning theories and philosophies.
By applying learning theories of Keller, Gagné,
Bloom, Merrill, Clark and Gery, we have identified
five key ingredients for a blended learning model:
- Scheduled Events: Synchronous,
instructor-led learning events in which all learners
participate at the same time, such as in a “virtual
- Online Content: Asynchronous
learning experiences that learners complete individually,
at their own speed and on their own time, such
as simulations, tutorials, and exercises.
- Collaboration: Environments
in which learners communicate with others, for
example, threaded discussions and online chat.
- Assessment: A measure of learners’
knowledge. Pre-assessments can come before scheduled
events or online content, to determine prior knowledge,
and post-assessments can occur following scheduled
or online learning events, to measure learning
- Reference Materials: On-the-job
reference materials that enhance learning retention
and transfer, including PDA downloads and PDFs.
For more information read the whitepaper: "Blended
Learning Design: Five Key Ingredients"
by Jared Carman.
A Business Solution
While we take great care to create instructionally
sound learning products and experiences, we are
business people first. We will always offer you
a range of options. Instead of advocating one instructional
approach, we will give you a range of choices that
fit your budget, audience, and business.
dares to teach must never cease to learn.
~ John Cotton Dana