Distributed Learning: A Flexible Learning and Development Model

ID: 49745 Type: Full Paper
  1. Stephen Victor and Shannon Hart, Obsidian Learning, United States

Tuesday, November 15 10:00-10:30 AM Location: Bell View on map

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Abstract: This paper presents Obsidian’s Distributed Learning model. Grounded in social constructivist theories of learning, the model emphasizes the use of blended learning solutions (instructor-led, online, mobile, ongoing performance support) to foster collaborative learning. There are three primary components in the model: technology, experience, and people. Obsidian’s distributed learning solutions draw from each of these components depending on organizational constraints, instructional requirements, and learner needs. This paper discusses several learning solutions that can be used in distributed learning environments, presents a case study of such an environment developed by Obsidian Learning, and suggests approaches to refining the model through future research and development.

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