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Creating Curriculums with Macromedia Breeze Training


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Blending learning with curriculums

In addition to Breeze Training, Breeze has other product applications that support the Breeze mission to get content and information to people whenever and however they need it. You use the Meetings application to create web conferences for collaboration and document sharing. Training departments often call this virtual classrooms. The Content library stores many different types of content including Flash documents and standards-based e-learning content. Content such as product literature, process diagrams, and company organization charts can be converted to Flash using Macromedia FlashPaper to output web-savvy content. Figure 4 shows the Mortgage Training curriculum with different types of items.

Meetings, Flash documents, and courses in a curriculum

Figure 4. Meetings, Flash documents, and courses in a curriculum

Icons indicate different types of items within a curriculum (see Table 1). Book icons represent courses such as New Mortgage Training. The Mortgage Brochure icon represents a Flash document. The training manager added this item to the curriculum so the learners could see exactly what customers see when they download product literature. A flow diagram of the sales process, Sales Proc. Flow Chart, was created using FlashPaper to allow learners to review the sales process at a high level before getting into the details. And finally, the training manager added an online meeting called Scenario Testing for learners to demonstrate their communication skills to the sales manager using the Breeze Meetings application.

Table 1: Icons found in the Blended Learning curriculum
Icon Description
Course – Learners take courses at their own pace.
Meeting – Virtual classroom or collaborative sessions allow learners to interact with subject matter experts.
Flash content – Online documents that learners read for information or print for later reference.

Blending different types of training, such as content, courses, and virtual classrooms enables you to customize a training program to the needs of your learners. Curriculums present these items in an intuitive list so your learners can complete the program easily. And, of course, reporting features capture results so you can track the success of the curriculum.