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Optimization of a didactic process in blended learning train

10/17/2013 category: others 

Backgrounds and scope: The choice of adequate teaching methods, both for academic and corporate e-learning depends on many factors. Some of them like: the objectives, scope, subject being taught or even the learning environment are quite obvious. But also motivation of the learners, size of group and last but not least – experience and skills of a tutor cannotbe forgotten. Appropriate decisions should be based on the analysis of learning needs, which should be the first (although quite often disregarded) stage of the whole training process. All these factors mentioned above are equally important. However, as a result of more holistic research it is possible to distinguish some fundamental components of e-learning process (both in its fully online as well as in blended form) that guarantee its optimization i.e. identification how to ensure its efficiency and sustainability. Such question should be a key issue for every training company that intends to find its proper place on the professional trainings market.

COE research and results: Definition of optimal shape and scope of blended-learning trainings was one of the main goals of research carried out by COE SGH team in this field. Courses and trainings offered by the Centre based on the use of modern technologies enable a complex and exhaustive analysis of the whole process and a holistic approach to education in its global meaning. They allow to identify and document existing mechanisms of such processes and therefore to enrich their explanation and theoretical backgrounds. To ensure proper coexistence of all identified components of learning processes they must undergo regular analysis and ifferent types of control. Among those components are also forms and models of blended-learning. Analysis of various solutions created by the use of E-sgh-toolkit and applied by SGH academic staff in their lectures established a background for creating an overall model of blended learning at the university.

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