Technical and educational understanding

Technical and educational understanding

Problem

Decision makers do not know enough about the technological and innovative pedagogical possibilities, which slows down the implementation of Blended Learning.

Description

  • Often some educators are early adopters of innovative pedagogies within an institution. They need support from the people at the management level and have to convince them.
  • The management level does not recognize the possibilities of Blended Learning and important decisions are not taken (e.g. investment in infrastructure, development of a strategy and business plan etc).
  • Furthermore it is difficult to convince them in a meeting

Context

  • Business, university, further education,

Solutions

  • If you are a trainer:
    • Organize a demonstration and invite the decision makers.
    • Collect the responses of your participants and send them to the decision makers
  • If you are a decision maker:
    • Visit a conference about E-Learning or Blended Learning (EDEN, ICL, Online Educa, Didacta) and inform yourself.
    • Join a social network like LinkedIn or Eduspaces and ask the members about the possibilities.

Dependencies

  • Appreciation of teaching
  • Financing
  • Limited BL Strategy
  • ROI

Comments

  • Support the early adopters within your organisation. They are the best promoters of your institution.