We provide blended learning that is spread out over time, occurs at the point of need and is focused on competency development. The core components of Obsidian’s blended learning model are technology, people and experiences.Read More
OBSIDIAN BLENDED LEARNING MODEL
COMPREHENSIVE LEARNING DELIVERABLES
Our learning deliverables reflect our extensive experience and our ability to adapt to client needs, both of which are achieved through the application of our blended learning strategy. Lasting educational results and true behavioral change across the workforce are the real measures of our success.
A variety of learning experiences using a variety of media – instructor-led training (both classroom and virtual), Web-based training, performance support (for just-in-time learning), communities of practice – leads to increased learner engagement and builds the technology-mediated collaboration skills that are so vital in our global economy.
Web-Based Training (WBT)
Sometimes called eLearning (electronic learning), WBT is facilitated and supported through the use of information and communications technology.
Instructor-Led Training (ILT)
Training that is facilitated by an instructor, in either a classroom or virtual setting. ILT can contain such learning strategies as lectures, discussion, group activities or projects, and work completed outside the classroom.
Learning Video (eClip)
Videos can really bring learning to life. They can capture the intricate details of many subjects, and they are often used to explain and simplify complex concepts, systems, or processes.
Through technology – in the classroom, on the LMS/LRS, in SharePoint, on social media platforms like Twitter or Facebook – learners are empowered to collaborate with each other and to seek resources for their own personal learning networks (PLNs).
A designed page (or set of pages) – housed on a Learning Management System (LMS), SharePoint, or some other website – that serves as the hub of the program. The portal can include learning maps, reference materials, online discussion forums, etc.
Collaborative learning is a key component of Obsidian’s Blended Learning model. Learning experiences should encourage collaborative problem-solving, learning through interaction with others, the development of ongoing communities of practice, and forming connections.
Personal Learning Networks
Whether we know it or not, we each have our own “personal learning network” (PLN) in which we find information to meet our own learning goals.
Coaching and Mentoring
Observation of problem-solving strategies used by experts is helpful as novices learn new skills.
Guided Project Work
In a guided project, the course facilitator or another expert provides input and advice while learners work collaboratively to solve a problem or complete a project.
Social Networking Technologies
Social networking tools – such as blogs, wikis, and online networks of friends and professional colleagues – can be powerful enablers of social, collaborative learning.