E-learning Opportunities

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Quite simply, e-learning is electronic learning, and typically this means using a computer to deliver part, or all of a learning experience. There are several benefits to e-learning, whether for yourself or for your coalition stakeholders. Let’s explore a few of them.

•    It’s cost effective and saves time: CADCA understands that coalitions have limited budgets for training events. By reducing the time away from the office, removing travel costs and options to print materials, e-learning helps to save money and increase workplace productivity.
•    More stakeholders can take advantage: Because of cost effectiveness and easy access, it’s possible for all coalition staff and partners to participate in e-learning sessions. They will appreciate the opportunity to learn first-hand and gain professional development.
•    Learning 24/7, anywhere: Coalition stakeholders can complete most e-learning sessions when and where they like. They can start and stop sessions and return to where they left off without a glitch. Depending upon the e-learning opportunity, the average learning module is 30 minutes to 1.5 hours at a time.
•    Documentation of attendance is still possible: An important aspect of using computers for learning is that progress is tracked and documentation of participation is provided automatically for each learner. For sessions that are not tracked, CADCA can usually still confirm attendance and provide a letter of participation.
•    It’s discreet: Not everyone feels comfortable learning in a large group, or are afraid to ask questions about content they find difficult when others seem to understand easily. E-learning allows learners to tackle the subject at their own pace, with interactive tasks to ensure thorough understanding throughout.

Currently, CADCA offers two types of e-learning experiences, self-directed online courses and informational webinars. We are exploring synchronous e-learning courses which would be similar to higher education-level online programs.

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CADCA’s webinars, or web-based seminars, are visual presentations with a lecture-style component transmitted over the web using Blackboard Collaborate. Webinars are 1 to 1.5 hours. The sessions usually focus on one tenet of a particular topic and often include coalition examples.
CADCA’s online courses are self-directed modules that are narrated with accompanying screen shots that include the main points for each slide. Each module has a combination of scenarios, reflection questions, activities, lectures, and quizzes. At the end of each module, the learner will be asked to complete a knowledge assessment. A certificate of completion is provided for those who successfully complete the course.
Synchronous learning refers to a learning environment in which everyone takes part at the same time. Synchronous e-learning allows learners to enroll and meet on a regular basis in an online classroom to receive real-time instruction, collaborate with classmates, and work on application products within the virtual environment.