Blended learning

Blended learning may not be new but remains relevant to many learning and development professionals. Technology has had a pioneering influence in the way curriculum is delivered and how it engages with learners.

Blended learning combines a number of methods and approaches to deliver training – it comprises of face to face learning, web-based technologies such as web-conferencing as well as e-learning.

Designing blended learning:

  • Identify the training or course objectives
  • Choose an appropriate delivery method; it may be a combination of instructor-led facilitation and self-study
  • Customise content to your target learner
  • Integrate appropriate interactivity appropriate
  • Decide what will be assessable

Benefits of blended learning:

  • Cost-effective to produce
  • Engages learners
  • Responds to different learning styles
  • Provides just-in-time blended solutions
  • Creates a positive learning environment among learners
  • Makes good use of current resource
  • Applies 70-20-10 principles

Blended learning accommodates a range of learning styles; organisations may consider adopting a combination of blended learning solutions to support and implement their training initiatives.

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