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The Integration of Computer-based Training Courses into a Blended Learning Solution for the Small Organisation.

Garrett, Maeve (2003) The Integration of Computer-based Training Courses into a Blended Learning Solution for the Small Organisation. Diploma thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

This project is concerned with finding a methodology for developing and delivering learning effectively within a blended learning solution for small organisations. Its aim is to provide a practical solution involving more productive use of existing resources. Generic off-the-shelf courseware offers many advantages for a small organisation.
The project focuses on how an organisation can get the best value from such courses.

The first hypothesis to be tested was that generic computer-based courses, when used in isolation, do not contain all of the elements that are required to produce a satisfactory learning outcome. To test this a checklist of seventeen criteria was developed based on generally agreed principles on what is required to facilitate learning. The checklist was used to survey fifteen courses. None of the courses surveyed fulfilled all the requirements of the checklist and 80% of them fulfilled seven or less of the requirements. Based on these findings, a solution was proposed to incorporate such courses in a training programme using other training strategies to compensate for the weaknesses identified in the learning effectiveness of the course. A scenario was outlined to illustrate how such a programme might be developed. Strategies for evaluating the benefits of such an approach were outlined.

Item Type: Thesis (Diploma)
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects / Types of education > E-Learning
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Training and Development
Divisions: School of Computing > Graduate Diploma in Computing in eLearning
Depositing User: SINEAD CORCORAN
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2010 10:09
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2014 13:17
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/302

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