The term Blended Learning refers to the combination of face-to-face and online training that provides the student with the possibility of choosing where, when and how their learning will be.
In this post we are going to point out some of the benefits of the blended learning modality:
You give students control over their learning.
One of the pillars of adult learning is taking control of the process. ELearning gives the opportunity to stop, advance or go back on the content as many times as necessary.
If we also combine it with different online learning channels (Blended Learning), we can access information in different formats, thus satisfying the different learning needs of each user.
Satisfy learning particularities.
We know that each student has a particular learning style and Blended Learning modality allows adjusting to the needs of a diverse group. Probably, among the members of your team, you will be able to identify the following learning modes:
Some people better assimilate content by doing (practical),
Others prefer to put their ideas into practice (pragmatic),
Others are worth observing (observers),
And others are more systematic and logical (theoretical), etc.
A training is effective when it presents content according to these particularities.
Eliminate scheduling problems.
The problem of managing agendas to be able to coincide in a training is known to all. In addition to the time wasted in the organization.
Most of these problems can be solved with the blended learning modality.
If for some unexpected reason a student cannot attend a class, they will be able to access the recording of the class in the LMS moments later.
Students maximize the time they invest in training.
A training part can be skipped when the student decides that they already have the content internalized. An eLearning platform makes it possible to avoid this problem of wasting time by monitoring the different training activities.
In addition, an eLearning platform allows quick online evaluations and provides the student with information regarding their performance. Based on these records, access to the next stages of training is facilitated.
Establish personalized learning paths
Based on the results, extra training can be assigned to reinforce areas for improvement. In this way, the student can access microlearning courses that help them overcome the training areas that are more complex. Once you achieve an optimal result, you can move forward with your training.
Access detailed reports that help determine the effectiveness of the training and even the ROI of the training program.
You facilitate collaborative learning and access to experts
Your company can facilitate collaborative learning within a combined configuration that does not neglect the collaborative learning that can be, either through a virtual session, or through a discussion panel on a topic. But there are also more options:
Create virtual or physical group hands-on exercises to share best practices and solve group problems.
Organize an online repository of Just-In-Time microlearning with interactive exercises, videos and online product demonstrations.
Provide access to expert webinars on training related topics.
Reduce training costs and improve ROI
An important reason for organizations to implement blended learning is because it enables them to offer students the best of both worlds: the benefits of classroom training and online learning.
Since most of the learning is done remotely and online, there are huge cost savings due to savings on travel and accommodation. Although there may still be some face-to-face (mostly virtual) sessions, this will be significantly less than having the entire program in the classroom, allowing employees to access training when it suits them best.
If you’ve read this far, you probably already know that Blended Learning is a valid option for any team.
At GEMINYS we can develop a tailor-made Blended Learning experience together. We will mix courses that include face-to-face training, traditional elearning, gamification, video tutorials, software simulations or experiences in virtual environments using virtual reality or augmented reality.
Write to us and we will create a different training experience. A Blended Learning experience: