Blended format learning involves the combination of asynchronous and synchronous events. For the best practices guide developed here, the combination consists of F2F learning and online, asynchronous interactions. The best practices guide will suggest a list of areas where the designer and trainer must focus in order to create more than just a lecture with an online PowerPoint presentation. The areas discussed are: methods to encourage online collaboration and discussion, pre-planning strategies such as structuring of the course and the technology to deliver it, and the difference of roles of facilitator vs. trainer and how to prepare for the shift. A readiness check is included to help keep track of these items.
Access the guide here: Best Practices Guide