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Designing Your Blended Learning Program: How Do You Start?

In This Chapter

• The importance of the needs assessment

• The design process for the blended learning campaign

• Instructional strategies, techniques, and technologies

• A course map to manage instructional complexity

You’ve probably heard the phrase, “There’s never time to do it right, but always time to do it over.” This is simply not true when it comes to implementing a blended learning design.

For example, it’s common to assume that anything that can be taught in a face-to-face environment can also be taught in a virtual classroom. Trainers bring existing presentation slides into the virtual environment and deliver them without any planning or design because they assume the transition ...

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