The learning needs and technology skills of Community Nutrition Educators
vary widely. In the development of online training for remotely located staff
in their basic nutrition requirements, it was a priority that the technology
did not get in the way of the learning experience. A course was designed to
keep the technology “invisible”, with limited reference to technical terms,
easy entry into activities, elimination of non-essential items on screens,
and embodying a “high-touch” experience for participants. Pilot results
confirmed the effectiveness of this approach; participants indicated that the
content was clearly, effectively, and enjoyably presented in a unique, user friendly
May, Jill; Burns, Connie; Barno, Trina.
Tailoring a Hybridized, Online Course to a Paraprofessional Audience.
University of Minnesota Extension.
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