The longer version | Blending empowers the stakeholders of an Instructor led Training (ILT.) A classroom or virtual ILT including a training professional, learners and stakeholders are part of the experience. Blending enables social, collaborative and informal learning to happen anytime, anywhere in or out of the ILT. Finally, learning outcomes, program design and learner engagement become the focus of the training professional.
Absolutely, no specialized content nor specialized content creating skills are necessary. Similar to most social media platforms, PDF or PPT documents, images, web pages can be shared by and with the stakeholders as and when needed. Assessments, assignments, feedback, reports and various other activities can be easily and quickly designed, created and implemented online. Using webinar tools such as GOTO Meeting, lectures can be saved as videos to be shared on Wiztango.
However, learning administration, schedules, organization roles, permission settings, dashboard, program listings, reports and private marketplace are many of the relevant LMS functions and features available on Wiztango.
A program and its corresponding ILT schedules can be kept completely private. Personalized email invites are sent out to the learning stakeholders by the training professional or administrator. In which only such invited stakeholders have access to the content, resources, social discussions and results.
It is also possible, to have a program public which is accessible via search and social but the schedules are kept private. For example, B2B programs are publicly promoted and for a dedicated client the schedule and corresponding details are kept private.
Lastly, via search and social, public programs and corresponding public schedules enable stakeholders to directly transact and join.
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In a blended model, the scope for deeper and longer engagement amongst the stakeholders can be greatly enhanced for a virtual ILT.
For example, a high level design to transform the learning outcomes of a webinar may include (1) Sharing the webinar as a video lecture (2) followed by a live social debate, discussion or Q&A session, (3) incorporating assessments, project, feedback activities and (4) finally, the webinar based on the flip-the-class model driving problem solving, case studies, assignment review, etc.
Access to content stays restricted to the invited or approved stakeholders for any given program.
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By blending public programs, there are several ways of promoting and marketing including (1) enhancing search visibility with an unique URL for each program and each corresponding schedule (2) enabling stakeholders or visitors to click to share program overview and agenda on various social networks (3) driving awareness via an easy to use and click to send direct email campaigns
The effectiveness is derived from the visibility and accessibility of the programs in the learning market and by enabling prospective customers to directly and immediately transact on the upcoming schedules.
For trainers, facilitators, instructors and other training professionals, Wiztango collaborative learning platform is absolutely free. There are no limits on the number of users, learners, stakeholders or on programs and schedules. Learning apps such as assessments, feedback, learning outcomes are available on a pay per use model. But, for now even the Apps are FREE.
Sign up is quite easy, it requires an email-id and can happen via a Facebook or Linkedin account
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To learn more about how to create an organization account, programs, schedules, etc. | check out a user guide
To join an upcoming schedule to learn more about the benefits and how to blend ILTs | click on The Digital Trainer