Blended learning is the combination of face-to-face and online learning. The synchronous learning strategy of the classroom is blended with the asynchronous mode of online learning to provide an ideal, enriching learning experience.
If safety is ‘common sense’ then we need no trainers, training programs, safety officers, inductions or safety legislation. – Rob Long, Social Psychology Expert
Many organizations are blending classroom training with e-learning. An effective blend of training formats helps companies provide a high degree of flexibility to learners. It helps firms gain the advantages of the online learning medium, while retaining the “human touch” in their training programs.
Blended learning refers to the use of technology to complement classroom sessions and strengthen the training process through the practice and application of concepts learned in the classroom.
How can you frame an effective blend of learning methodologies to train your people?
Hybrid learning – a learning methodology that combines the flexibility of technology-enabled learning with the benefits of human interaction afforded by a classroom. A right blend of online courses and instructor-led sessions goes a long way in imparting highly effective training.
Welcome to the final post of the two blog series, Blend Learning Formats to Train Your Medical Reps Effectively. In the first post, we saw that a blend of learning methodologies can be used to impart good training to pharmaceutical sales representatives on the basics of anatomy and physiology. We have also seen how the hybrid learning approach enables drug manufacturers train their sales representatives effectively on various diseases and their impact on the human body. Today, we will see how medical reps can be trained on pharmacokinetics and interactions with physicians. We will also see how to help representatives apply their learning in their jobs.
The task of a medical rep is tough. He needs to convince prospective clients i.e., doctors, who are knowledgeable about drugs and their clinical application than himself, about the benefits of his products. So, how can pharmaceutical salespeople “promote” their products to medical practitioners? Well, they need to be as knowledgeable as the physicians themselves.
In recent years, a growing demand for flexibility in learning and the cost-effectiveness of technology has provided the impetus for the rise of blended learning. Blended learning is a learning methodology in which a portion of the traditional face-to-face instruction is replaced by web-based online learning. (source)
Different training delivery modes such as classroom training and e-learning are available to train ERP end-users. Pondering which can be more effective? Obviously the answer is a combination of both e-learning and instructor led training, which is referred to as ‘blended learning’. The mode depends on the content being delivered.
What was the last thing on your mind before you slipped into sleep last night? Product Sales training? Are you in a dilemma whether to hire a sales skills trainer or to go for an eLearning course? Don’t let it haunt you like a nightmare. Take charge! A blend of Instructor Led Training (ILT) and online training can be ideal to provide product sales training and product training to your workforce. How? Read on.