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March 16 – 18, 2016 Orlando, FL

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LS105 Next-generation Blended Learning

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Wednesday, March 16

Instructional Design


“Blended learning” was one of the hottest buzzwords at the dawn of the new millennium. At its worst, it was giving the learner the choice of attending the formal class in person or online. In its best and most cutting-edge application, it was a design construct focusing on combining or blending the best elements of face-to-face classes with eLearning courses to increase retention and/or reduce costs. It was a cutting-edge approach at the time, and for many organizations, this is where they currently are with applying blended learning. But the blend has changed.

In this session, you will move beyond the traditional application and dive into the next generation of blended learning. See a world where you are able to create solutions that ultimately generate true business impact, one where your toolkit moves beyond in-person classes and eLearning. You will learn about and see the new blended elements, such as: assessments for content personalization, simulations, mobile interventions, games and gamification, social learning, user-generated content, reinforcement validation, work flow learning, knowledge management, and performance support.

In this session, you will learn:

  • About the history of blended learning
  • A definition of next-generation blended learning
  • About the tools available within the current blend and best practices for application
  • About instructional intent within the next-gen blend
  • What next-generation blended learning solutions look like in action

Intermediate designers, developers, project managers, managers, and directors.

Brenda Enders

President & Chief Learning Strategist

Enders Consulting

Brenda Enders is the president and chief learning strategist for Enders Consulting, a St. Louis, MO-based company. She is a consultant, author, and public speaker specializing in leveraging innovative technologies to improve employee performance. She has 19 years’ experience in the learning and development field. Brenda’s first book, Manager’s Guide to Mobile Learning, was published in 2013. Prior to founding Enders Consulting, Brenda was the chief learning strategist and learning services practice leader for a custom learning solutions provider for 12 years, where she led the design and deployment of innovative and award-winning custom learning solutions.

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