Professional development for (mostly) academic libraries (FREE or Low-Cost).
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Apr: Finding the Return on Investment in Blended Learning (InSync Training)
14 (11-12 pm Mountain)
a blend takes investments in hardware, software, content development, and
program design.Implementing a blend
requires investments in managing the program, marketing the program, and
maintaining motivation through what might be a multiple week (or month!)
program for participants. When we develop a face-to-face program, we know
immediately after delivery what needs to change and we can adapt before we
teach again. With blended programs, it might take six weeks to figure it out.
After all this, how do we know if the blended learning program was worth the
investment?Sure, we can tell if people
enjoyed the content using Level 1 evaluations, and if people LEARNED the
content using Level 2 evaluations, but how do we evaluate at Level 3 (Are they
using what they learned on the job?) and ultimately Level 4 (Was it worth the
investment?). These components together provide the background we need to
calculate the Return on Investment (ROI) of our blended learning initiative.