Deliver high-impact blended learning that makes a difference
Delight your learners with a multi-format learning experience
Mixing live sessions (face-to-face or online) with self-study online learning is a fantastic way to deliver high-impact online training at scale.
By blending elearning with live workshops, your learners get the best of both worlds. They have the autonomy to study when they please and the opportunity to meet with their peers for facilitated discussions. During these conversations, they’ll increase their understanding of the topic and learn from the experiences of the other participants.
As a subject expert, blended learning has many benefits. With a blended mix, course tutors aren’t spending precious contact time teaching the basics. Instead this is left to self-study online materials. In turn, this means your students can spend time on the video calls sharing, reflecting and collaborating.
What is blended learning?
In our view, blended learning can involve several different learning intervention types. This creates a rich learning experience beyond the more traditional classroom or elearning formats.
We’ve helped subject experts design high-impact blended learning using a variety of elements:
Classic classroom-based workshops to help learners connect and share their experiences.
On-demand online learning
Self-study elearning to provide the ‘input’ to the subject area.
Group video calls to discuss topics in-depth and encourage peer-to-peer learning.
One-to-one conversations with a course tutor for tailored support and guidance.
Scheduled emails over days, weeks and months to increase impact, improve retention and keep your lessons front-of-mind.
Social media and Slack channels foster new connections and encourage dialogue beyond your core programme.
Designing effective blended learning
At the core of a high-impact learning experience is a strong understanding of the problem(s) to be solved, the person’s context and their environment.
This analysis is key to understanding the challenges around any performance issue and why/how they have arisen in the first place. If online learning can help solve these issues, you can use the various tools in your toolbox to design a blended learning experience to achieve the desired results.
Of course, it is also essential to consider the client too (if this is not the learner) and how you can ensure this is commercially viable for your business.