iFLeX (Instructor Facilitated Flexible eLearning) Highlights
How to Maximize ROI with your On Demand Learning Libraries using iFLeX.
I am sure like most organizations, you have access to subscription based on-demand libraries like, Plurasight, Udemy etc.
So how do you measure ROI?
- Do students complete the courses and come away well prepared to use what they learned for company initiatives?
- Wouldn’t it be nice to have a live SME available to inject real world scenarios, to assist the participants who have questions, and gauge progress through detailed reports mapped to your companies KPI’s?
- Wouldn’t it be nice to have the right resources from the library curated so the students are not wasting time looking at numerous videos?
- Wouldn’t it be nice to have access to hands on labs and projects 24 x7 to reinforce the concepts learned in the on-demand sessions?
With iFLeX you get all of that and more!
iFLeX = Instructor Facilitated Flexible eLearning. We pair our hands on labs and our experts (plus a whole lot more) with your On Demand Training Library
iFLeX ROI: Program structure ensures completion of On Demand courses!
iFLeX ROI: End of course assessment and reporting validates knowledge transfer!
iFLeX ROI: Our SME will review and answer questions on eLearning, labs and highlight key topics for upcoming training segments!
iFLeX ROI: Option to add a post course exam!
iFLex ROI: Option to add a custom one-day workshop to reinforce learning!
iFLeX ROI: We curate your existing eLearning libraries, and recommend appropriate topics and supplement with our hands on labs to ensure your teams meet their education goals!
iFLeX: Offers the FLeXibility to provide training that accommodates project deadlines and deliverables!
iFLeX: Allows for FLeXable scheduling to accommodate attendees!
iFLeX: iFLeX keeps participants focused and on-track!
iFLeX: eLearning with Instructor support!
iFLeX: eLearning with 24 x 7 access to Web Age owned hands on labs!
iFLeX: FLeXibility for learner but with defined start and end dates!
iFleX: Offer support throughout the program using collaboration software!
With iFLeX, organizations can maximize their training budgets by combing self-paced video learning with the added benefit of hands on labs and the support of a trainer.
The Web Age Solutions approach goes beyond the video libraries offered widely on the market place by providing a complete feedback loop and support for students throughout their learning experience:
- Instructor support
- Hands on labs
- Collaboration website with additional instructor support and other value adds
- Relevant webinar offered during month the training is delivered
- iFLeX keeps participants focused and on-track
- Certification test (optional)
Collaboration site features
Once students are registered for the training they will receive a user name and password to the site in advance of the start date.
The site provides access to:
- Soft copy materials
- Group chat
- Schedule of dates and times with live trainer that can be saved to their outlook calendar.
- Lecture/lab agenda HTML page.
- G2W (our virtual presentation platform) access for scheduled trainer times.
- Access to Cloud to connect to labs remotely during the month long session.
- Lab Setup instructions if they want to install labs locally. (This allows participants to have access to a lab environment after the training is completed)
- Link to related recorded webinars.
A corporate client had a need for Java training but did not want a traditional class that would remove valuable employees from the work place for 5 consecutive days. While there are numerous eLearning options available most do not offer Instructor facilitated support and or hands on lab exercises. Additionally traditional eLearning/self-study often has no real timeline and often just doesn’t get done.
Instructor Facilitated Flexible Training on your schedule, at your pace.
Web Age has developed our iFLeX blended training option. Our Java curriculum (which can be delivered in a traditional model over 5 instructor led days) can also be delivered over a one month period blending 3 hours of video content (12modules) with instructor support, hands on labs, a collaboration web site for students and a certification test (optional).
Solution: Blending self-study with instructor support – the best of both worlds:
Sample Program: Introduction to Java iFLeX Learning Solution
Video: 12 Modules just under 3 hours of video plus 9 labs (5-6 hours)
The students will be introduced to the program by the trainer and will commence watching the video and doing the labs. During the first week we require that students watch at least the first three (3) modules of the video and do at least one (1) lab.
Throughout all 4 weeks instructor support via collaboration site is available (see below for features of collaboration site).
Throughout all 4 weeks remote hands on lab access is available to all students 24/7.
1/2 day of dedicated live Instructor support is scheduled (usually on Monday). The instructor will be scheduled for a quick review to reinforce the most important concepts from the video and answer any questions about the lab work; other options may include certification preparation sessions if appropriate and a discussion of the most commonly asked questions received from email chat/on the collaboration site.
Students continue with labs; Instructor is available for a full day of support (usually scheduled for Monday) as above
Students finish labs by Wednesday. Instructor is available Thursday for a ½ day as above. Students take the certification test on Friday (optional). The instructor will provide feedback on test results utilizing the collaboration site (results will be private) within a week of the end of the session.
|Chapters 1, 2 and 3 AND Labs 1, 2 and 3||Mon||Watch O’Reilly Videos 1 and 2||Apache Kafka Series – Kafka for Beginners – Videos 1, 2 4||1.5 hours|
|Tue||vILT||We will start with asking the students if they had any questions regarding the video they watched. Then we will cover the “Introduction to Kafka” chapter and half of “Using Apache Kafka” chapter from our material while connecting it to the videos they have viewed. We will finish by doing a walk through of the “Kafka basics” lab coming up.||1.5 hour|
|Wed||Lab||Lab 1: Kafka basics||30 minutes|
|Wed||Mentoring (Office Hours)||Help with any lab issues. Answer any questions regarding the last chapter and anything covered before. Attend to fireside chat, via Slack or Basecamp if available.||30 minutes (optional)|
|Wed||Watch O’Reilly Video 3||Apache Kafka Series – Kafka for Beginners – Videos 5 and just Kafka Connect portion of Video 10||1 hour|
|Thu||vILT||We will start with asking the students if they had any questions regarding the video they watched. Then we will cover rest of the “Using Apache Kafka” chapter from our material and the “Building Data pipelines” chapter while connecting it to the video they have viewed. We will finish by doing a walk through of the labs coming up.||1 hour|
|Fri||Lab||Lab 2: Kafka multiple brokers and import/export messages and Lab 3: Apache Kafka with Java||1 hour|
|Fri||Mentoring (Office Hours)||Help with any lab issues. Answer any questions regarding the last chapter and anything covered before. Attend to fireside chat, via Slack or Basecamp if available.||30 minutes (optional)|