Xpand running live and online course for 70 participants

Since last fall 70 leaders from Youth With A Mission Norway has gone through an xpand leadership course with Øyvind Augland as a facilitator and has used Simplylearn as a platform for learning online.

The participants have received video teaching and assignments online before each of the three live learning modules. The first module took place at Grimerud Farm near Hamar. Because of Covid-19 the next module happened through Zoom. The course will finish with the last module in September.

One of the participants is Vegard Furuskjeg (see picture). He is working as a school leader at Youth With A Missions training centre in Skien.

– The course has definitely been very useful and I’ve learned a lot, he shares.

Vegard says that to watch videoes and do assignments before meeting physically makes it much easier to have conversations with his team since everyone has gotten the chance to reflect around the topic that is being taught when everyone meets.


– When I watched the videos I made notes on what I thought was most relevant and the questions I had. I felt very well prepared before we all met up.

En av deltakerne på kurset er Vegard Furuskjeg . Han holder til i Skien og jobber som skoleleder for Ungdom i Oppdrags senter der.

This is a good example of what is called blended learning – taking the best from online learning and regular classroom teaching and combining it.

Vegard liked the learning platform and thought it was well designed and easy to navigate.

– I think it’s a smart feature that I have to complete the step I’m on before I can continue to the next. It’s a simple and good platform to use, and I experienced it as uncomplicated, Vegard shares in the end.

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