808 Exploring WordPress as a Tool for Delivering Blended Learning

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Friday, October 2

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Learning professionals are always looking for the best and most efficient way to distribute training, education, and performance support. Sometimes that is face-to-face (F2F), other times online, and there are times where a blended approached is best. You can easily and cost-effectively create an online or blended approach by using readily available online tools and resources. No expensive LMS is needed!

In this case-study session you will learn how Southlake Regional Health Centre created a free blended solution using WordPress and other online resources to distribute course materials, provide participant discussion opportunities, and solve some issues that traditional LMS delivery poses. You will gain insights from the many lessons they learned as they attempted to enhance the learning experience of an established multi-day program with a more blended approach.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How they created a blended-delivery learning system using free or inexpensive online resources and tools
  • Which features to look for in a WordPress template to best meet the needs of online learning
  • How to set up a WordPress site to optimize it for delivery of training and learning materials and resources
  • Where to find inexpensive resources that you can use to enhance the learner’s online experience

Audience:
Novice and intermediate designers and developers.

Technology discussed in this session:
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Tracy Parish

Education Technology Specialist

Southlake Regional Health Centre

Tracy Parish is an education technology specialist for a regional health centre in the Greater Toronto area. She has a diverse educational background of computer programming, adult educational, and eLearning design and development, leading to an instructional design career. Tracy has over 15 years of experience in instructional design, development, and project management, as well as LMS implementation and administration. She is an active Articulate Community Hero, co-host of the Toronto Storyline User Group, and the webcast Nerdy Shop Talk, the Social Media/Marketing Director for the Canadian eLearning Conference, and a moderator of the weekly Twitter event #lrnchat.

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