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Designing and Developing Digital and Blended Learning Solutions

Loon, Mark (2016) Designing and Developing Digital and Blended Learning Solutions. In: Professional Practice in Learning and Development: How to Design and Deliver Plans for the Workplace. Kogan Page, London, pp. 247-300. ISBN Paperback 9780749477424

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Chapter 6 concerns ‘Designing and developing digital and blended learning solutions’, however, despite its title, it is not aimed at developing L&D professionals to be technologists (in so much as how Chapter 3 is not aimed at developing L&D professionals to be accounting and financial experts). Chapter 6 is about developing L&D professionals to be technology savvy. In doing so, I adopt a culinary analogy in presenting this chapter, where the most important factors in creating a dish (e.g. blended learning), are the ingredients and the flavour each of it brings.

The chapter first explores the typical technologies and technology products that are available for learning and development i.e. the ingredients. I then introduce the data Format, Interactivity/ Immersion, Timing, Content (creation and curation), Connectivity and Administration (FITCCA) framework, that helps L&D professionals to look beyond the labels of technologies in identifying what the technology offers, its functions and features, which is analogous to the ‘flavours’ of the ingredients. The next section discusses some multimedia principles that are important for L&D professionals to consider in designing and developing digital learning solutions. Finally, whilst there are innumerable permutations of blended learning, this section focuses on the typical emphasis in blended learning and how technology may support such blends.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: digital and blended learning solutions, Learning and Development, L & D, Learning and Development professionals
Subjects: A General Works > AS Academies and learned societies (General)
Divisions: College of Business, Psychology and Sport > Worcester Business School
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Depositing User: Mark Loon
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2016 10:47
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 17:12

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