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Everyone Wins! The Impact of Moving to a Blended Training Model
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, Wichita State University, United States

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Quebec City, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-63-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

This best practices presentation reports the results of moving from a reliance on face to face training to a blended model of asynchronous online courses and a reduced amount of face to face training. The training was developed and delivered to community-based providers of mental health services working in 28 community centers across the state of Kansas, USA. The event training delivery system requires travel, scheduling and coverage. The online training delivery system allowed new employees to begin training immediately, receive feedback on their learning and allowed supervisors to monitor progress. The results show the blended model was superior for accessibility, content mastery, elapsed time to completion of training requirements, and cost saving. The benefits to everyone - to the trainee, to the organization, to the clients being served, to the State regulators and to the University are identified. The implementation strategies that added to the success of the blended model are discussed.

Citation

Nance, D. (2007). Everyone Wins! The Impact of Moving to a Blended Training Model. In T. Bastiaens & S. Carliner (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2007--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (p. 1163). Quebec City, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved February 28, 2020 from .

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