Thursday, July 13, 2017

Connected Learning: the new, socially-interactive approach to online training - Nic Pillow, Training Zone

Online elearning has been hugely successful in allowing training to be delivered cost-effectively to very large audiences. However, training that’s purely online often results in a reduced experience and quality of learning compared to interactive classroom training. By contrast, we have found that a new online approach - Connected Learning - can provide even greater interaction, engagement, and training success than does the smallest of classes. Connected Learning was pioneered by Jonathan Worth in Phonar - an award-winning university photography course. From an inauspicious start with 9 students in the back-room of a cinema, within 3 years, it become the most heavily over-subscribed course in the university where it attracted 35,000 online participants

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