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Why Blended Learning & How To Add It To Your Training Program

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I keep hearing that today’s workforce needs more training. While that may very well be the case, I refuse to accept that notion until we’re sure we’ve made the most of the time currently allotted to human worker development.
Imagine you’re a workplace trainer. You’ve been given eight hours to teach a particular topic. In the course of this one day, you plan to cover: Applicable laws or industry regulationsOrganizational policies and proceduresReporting and documentation forms or templatesCase studiesSimulated scenarios or roleplayingObjective written testingPerformance qualification
This list seems to be fairly typical, regardless of industry or field of business. It certainly fits my experience as a veteran police officer and trainer. What aspects of the above list should you be focused on? Where should your students spend the bulk of their time?
As I study adult or workplace education, the more I hear demands for less lecturing and more discussion and real-life application. (I mean rea…

Your Opinion Doesn't Matter...To Me!

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You are certainly entitled to your opinion. You can tweet it. Blog it. Put it on an expressway billboard. Spray it in graffiti. Share it on the evening news program. 
And as a police officer, I will defend you and your Right to spout it off.
It doesn’t mean I have tolistento your opinion.
Don’t get me wrong. I will still show yourespect. But I might not give any weight to what you have to say.
We live in an age of big data, facts, numbers, and statistics. These are the undeniable, objectivetruths
Next are the academic research, the empiricism, and the evidentiary processes that demonstrate links and correlation between the data, facts, numbers, and statistics. Here we begin to introduce the early layers of subjective bias and complexity.
Then we drift into the perspectives, interpretations, and schema. This is when we shape semi-connected ideas and patterns into emotional images, stories, and narratives.
Finally, we settle on theopinion. Right or wrong. Too much or too little. Good or bad.…