How Can a Job Task Inventory Influence Your Blended Learning Approach?
A job task inventory will help create a blended learning design for your training. Check this blog to know how you can create one.
- Using a blended learning strategy helps organizations customize the training program based on employee needs, rather than adopt a universal training program.
- Implementing a variety of approaches makes it easier to tailor and schedule the training program for employees at different levels in the organization.
- Frequency which refers to how often a task is performed
- Its importance which is the significance of the task on effective performance of the job
- Difficulty level in learning or complexity of the task
- Risk factor or the consequences of performing the task incorrectly
- Of high frequency
- Highly critical
- Very difficult
- High risk
It makes sense to design a blended approach that will include instructor-led training, with a structured learning experience. The training should communicate the clarity of consequences to the learner, especially on the risk factor. This can be combined with an e-learning course that is highly interactive that can include scenarios where employees can apply their knowledge. Social learning can provide opportunities for collaboration, sharing, support, and communication. If the parameters vary, suppose a task is done on a monthly basis, highly critical, somewhat difficult and is of low risk, it will need a structured learning experience combined with just-in-time access for performance support. A task that scores low on these parameters will not require any training intervention but employees should be provided performance support and opportunities for self-study. A job task inventory will help you the analyze tasks to be performed by employees based on these parameters and your findings will influence the design of your blended learning strategy to bring the desired results. So you have to do your homework right. What do you think? Share your views with us.