Entries by Monique

Positive Thinking: How To Change CHW Attitudes About E-Learning

Don’t let negative thinking about e-learning derail your health worker training project. Use these strategies to change your attitudes.

Do your staff and trainers have a dark outlook toward your e-learning project?

Not to worry. Your online training plans need not be a disaster. In fact, the online training you provide to naysayers can become one of your best benefits if you follow these simple strategies.

Provide extra support.

Fear is often the seed of negative feelings. And technology, warranted or not, is often the seed of fear. Many people worry about technology: will they be able to log in? Will they understand how to use the course? Will they fall behind and not be able to catch up? It’s understandable, especially since CHWs value their time connecting with individuals.

Provide extra support, comfort and guidance when you start a new online training program. By making sure your learners understand that they’ll receive just as much help as they need, you’ll quiet many of their fears.

Register for What Every AHEC Needs To Know About Online Training

CHWTraining.org (a project of Talance) is hosting a free webinar event on October 7 for any AHEC administrator hungry for information about how to expand education and enrollment through e-learning. Directors, program administrators and trainers from AHECs are invited to attend. Introduction to E-learning: What Every AHEC Needs To Know About Online Training is complimentary […]

The Beginner’s Guide To Blending Live and Computer-Based Training

Your community health workers will thank you for discovering the best way of delivering educational materials.

Blended learning takes the best of in-person training and melds it with the best of online training. It’s a principle that predates e-learning, because teachers have been mixing facilitation methods for years as they mix different facilitation methods, resource formats, and technologies. What makes it relevant to the e-learning world is part of the teaching occurs with an Internet connection.

Here’s a fairly typical format for a blended training program we see at CHWTraining:

Typical blended learning format

Why Use Blended Learning?

Blended learning is a flexible approach to addressing a range of learning styles and also adapting content to the right format. For example, motivational interviewing might be better addressed in a live setting, while assessment skills are easy to teach online. Studies have shown that it’s easier to keep a group engaged for longer with a blended program.

A Guide To Online Learning Delivery

While defining the way you deliver training online might be confusing to the uninitiated, there is a method that the industry follows. Here’s a handy little guide to how e-learning is delivered, which is summed up in two words: asynchronous and synchronous.