Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Blended Learning - For Employees and Managers

What are the advantages of Blended Learning?

One of the most obvious advantages of blended learning is the ability to maximize effectiveness by matching the best medium for each learning objective or course segment. What’s the hard
evid­ence that a blen­ded learn­ing approach can deliver benefits? When Amer­ican Express
con­duc­ted a study of the ROI on dif­fer­ent types of train­ing for 2000 of their man­agers, they found that blen­ded learn­ing delivered a 12% increase in pro­ductiv­ity.

"The term blended learning is used to describe a solution that combines several different delivery methods, such as collaboration software, web-based courses, EPSS and knowledge management practices. Blended learning also is used to describe learning that mixes various event-based activities, including face-to-face classroom, live e-learning, and self-paced instruction." - Purnima Valiathan

Here are some of the ways learning can be blended:
  1. Classroom - Good for workshops, coaching, exercises on activites and paper-based tests.
  2. Self-Paced E-Learning - Good for simulations, online case studies, interactive learning modules, email
  3. Live E-Learning -  Good for application exercises, online coaching, interaction between students, online feedback, assessment, chats and instant messaging (source: Blended Learning by Ron Kurtus)
The coupling of an effective Learning Management System with an application and action delivery system plus experience facilitation can really make a difference in almost every sized company.

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