601 Creating Blended Learning Experiences for Busy Professionals

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Thursday, April 9

In 2016, Hearing First had a goal to connect subject matter experts with hearing professionals and parents to help them develop skills and knowledge to better support children who are deaf or hard of hearing. We've been successfully meeting this need for nearly three years, but getting there wasn't easy.

In this session you'll learn how we went about meeting the challenge and adopted an evidence-based, flipped classroom model (or blended learning model) to improve learner outcomes. You'll learn how we leveraged an online community platform for independent learning assignments, recordings, and resources, and facilitated virtual classroom sessions to engage with others and apply new skills. We'll also share the failures and the genius of our design and production plans, insights into the software tools we use, and methods we use to prepare and motivate subject matter experts and participants.

In this session, you will learn:

  • The basics of a flipped classroom design and delivery model
  • Key team member roles
  • Production and preparation and planning steps
  • Technical considerations
  • Top three things we wish we had known before we started

Karen Hyder

Online Event Producer and Speaker Coach

Kaleidoscope Training and Consulting

Karen Hyder, online event producer and speaker coach at Kaleidoscope Training and Consulting, has been teaching about technology since 1991, when she delivered instructor-led software courses for Logical Operations. She was promoted to director of trainer development, helping trainers improve skills and earn certifications. In 1999 she created a course for trainers using virtual classrooms, and helped launch The eLearning Guild Online Forums in 2004. She continues to host The Guild’s Best of DemoFest, and was honored with the Guild’s Guild Master Award. Currently, Karen provides coaching and production support for a series of online courses at Hearing First, a not-for-profit that serves audiology professionals earning CEUs.

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