Blended Learning Approach
Blended learning is a training approach that combines online digital media with traditional classroom methods. It requires the physical presence of both the instructor and learner, with some element of learner control over time, place, path, or pace.
Engagement – The ‘x’ factor in blended learning
Some instructors favor the blended method as compared to the traditional method of training because they know that its efficiency is higher. For example, 59% of a study’s respondents (educators) mentioned that learners were more motivated to learn in a blended learning environment.
Traditional classroom-based learning often fails to deliver one vital component of business learning: engagement. In the absence of engagement, the very essence of delivery of knowledge to trainees for long-term job efficacy might go missing
But, the blending of in-class courses with technology-driven virtual learning approaches can be a great solution to overcoming this barrier to knowledge assimilation.
Here are 5 Blended Learning Strategies that are efficient as well as give the instructors a chance to engage with the learners as well as deliver great results:
– Flipped classroom
This strategy combines two effective training approaches paired with virtual classroom learning technology that is ideal for a busy workforce where they do not get much time to spend in training rooms and lecture halls.
As a part of this course, trainees are given learning materials such as face to face meetings, podcasts, notes, and training slides. The objective of this method is to give the trainees preview notes beforehand so that they prepare for the e-learning training session.
– Virtual training
It is impossible to get trainees from different geographical locations into one training room. So, the method of virtual training is your best bet. An effective training program designed to provide a learning program through distance learning techniques.
To provide the much-needed learner-trainer engagement, a rational factor of the training should be conducted in real time. The learners have to keep in mind that participation in these sessions is mandatory and will not be recorded for later access.
– Shared team goals
Blended learning techniques help achieve team goals by bringing the best of all factors together. Sometimes a company cannot send its crew working on offshore rigs back to land for training programs.
At such times, the team can meet up and have the training session at a place near their workstation. Then, as a part of the engagement process, the trainers can set goals for them to achieve while learning, thus ensuring they have both virtual learning as well as face to face engagement.
– Productive blending
Blended courses are perfect for bringing a talented group together while taking advice from in-house experts to solve real-life challenges. The reason behind such an approach is to combine the expertise of a group of executives or consultants that are available locally to solve the challenges faced by the company.
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To really accomplish expected outcomes in training engagement and delivery, it is crucial to implement at least a few of the above-discussed methods. At CHRP-INDIA, we have the expertise of over a decade and the resources to power your training content to go beyond the traditional classroom and reach new levels of learning engagement.