Ever since online training made an appearance on the corporate training scene, several companies jumped the bandwagon and replaced their expensive instructor-led training with online training modules and simulations. Only to revert to traditional teaching methods after meeting with various degrees of failure.
These expensive experiments brought home the fact that not all technology in the world, be it a computer course or a robust learning management system (LMS), can replace the effectiveness of the tried and tested face-to-face training in traditional classroom settings. Yet, online training has its own share of benefits which organisations can only ignore at their own peril. So, the question is how to make the best out of both worlds — the old and new training approaches? The answer lies in creating blended learning environment.
Blended learning refers to the use of both online and traditional learning methods by corporates and educational institutions to impart knowledge and upgrade skills and capabilities of the end-learners.
This is by far the ideal approach to learning as it encompasses the best of both. Instructor-led training (ILT) allows the learners to interact with the instructor, clarify their doubts and gain individual attention. Online learning, on the other hand, is self-paced learning that provides them the flexibility to learn where they want and when they want and revisit the concepts as many times as they want till, they are completely proficient.
Needless to say, blended learning is more effective and various case studies conducted in this context have found that this form of learning improves learning outcomes more than online or instructor-led training on their own. In fact, more than 70% of LMS users are now taking this route to education and training. Here’s more on why you should Switch to Blended Learning for Better Learning Outcomes
It doesn’t work in the employees’ favor if the online and offline learning environments are separated in silos. Such a scenario fails to create a cohesive blended learning environment and experience. To avoid this loophole, LMS vendors aim to provide a seamless learning experience with functionality that adds to class-room sessions and takes learning to the next level. There are several features in an LMS that support blended learning.
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