No longer are organizations bound to use only classroom/instructor-led training or eLearning. With blended learning, learners can get the best of both – a mixture of traditional face-to-face training with online learning.
The benefits of blended learning for organizations are plenty. Here are some ways it manages to make an impact:
- Not every learner learns the same way. Blended learning helps twenty-first century corporate learners supplement learning in their own time.
- Offering one portion of the training via classroom and the other portion online increases accessibility to those who may have scheduling conflicts or work remotely.
- The relative ease of accessing courses on mobile devices— smartphones, iPhones, iPads, tablets—only proliferates the number of places learning can occur.
- Having access to training materials beyond the classroom allows learners to revisit training outside of regular training sessions and cement their knowledge.
- And because training material can be accessed anytime-anywhere, supplementary learning can happen at the learner’s convenience.
Although it seems tempting to implement blended learning at the word go, there are specific conditions under which it works best. Here’s a handy infographic that describes the different scenarios when blended learning works best—do consider them before jumping the gun.