Capturing the Magic of Classroom Training in Blended Learning

Marilyn E. Laiken, Russ Milland, Jon Wagner


Organizations today are faced with the challenges of expanding their traditional classroom-based approaches into blended learning experiences which integrate regular classrooms, virtual classrooms, social learning, independent reading, on the job learning and other methodologies. Our team converted a two-day classroom-based program, taught from 2010-2013 through the Canadian Organization Development Institute (CODI), into an on-line offering. We used several leading edge technologies, without sacrificing the power of face-to-face training. In this article we will highlight the lessons learned and the best practices that ensured the program’s success.


adult learning; blended learning; interactive; virtual classroom

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