Blended Learning: The Benefits
Posted on Thursday, 16th May 2013 12:07. Submitted by ILX Marketing Team
The benefits of combining face-to-face and digital training techniques make blended learning the preferred method of training for today’s organisations according to ILX research: 75% of respondents in our Digital Learning for Business survey found blended learning the most efficient approach. We outline how it can deliver learning that is effective for modern business imperatives.
- By handing more control over to the business and the learner, great blended learning enables productive partnering of the traditional and digital world.
- Pre-course online studies prepare delegates for their learning journey.
- Foundation topic knowledge necessary to move on to advanced concepts is easily achieved through initial e-learning.
- Formative assessment by exam simulations allows individuals and companies to plan learning.
- Transferable analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills are developed in workshops and in online environments.
- Anytime, anywhere access is a reality with blended learning.
- Productivity is maintained through the reduction of time away from work.
- Multi-team and multi-region training programmes are possible by eliminating time, geographical and even cultural barriers.
- Employees are able to access peer and tutor help and resources in class or online in the manner, and at the time and place of their choosing.
- Blended learning makes face-to-face workshop learning possible.
- It allows collaboration with colleagues.
- Course delegates can connect with peers on the internet.
- There is the opportunity to take part in question and answer sessions with experts.
- Communities of learning in physical and virtual spaces are created.
- Formal and informal learning is possible.
- Blended learning can facilitate corporate induction.
- Human resources professionals can benefit from the blending of classroom with digital.
- Ensure consistency of training and learning.
- Extend training capacity as learning can be in virtual as well as physical environments.
- Free personnel specialists from administrative tasks to allow them to focus instead on nurturing talent.Personalisation
- Corporate and individual clients can enjoy a tailored learning programme.
- Organisational architecture will determine the elements of the training programme, but it can range from traditional-style workshops and seminars to digital-style learning through webcasts, webinars and podcasts.
- Individualised learning paths for a whole team improve the return on investment of time and money.
- To gain these benefits, organisations need to find a good training provider to advise on the content of the learning programme so learners are engaged and business goals are achieved.
- Long-recognized as a benefit of e-learning, it is also a significant advantage of blended learning.
- Fewer trainers for less time mean that organisations pay less for their travel and meal expenses.
- Access to trainers virtually who would otherwise cost the organisation as they would have to brought in by car, train or airplane.
- Equipment expenditure can be slashed because individuals bring their own device.
- Travel and venue costs for learners tumble as some learning can now be done from the desk at home or work.
Follow these Useful Links for More Information:
- Our PRINCE2 Practitioner Gold Blended Learning course allows you to save time and money by combining e-learning and classroom training to gain both Foundation and Practitioner qualifications.
- The ILX Digital Learning for Business report gives you an insight into key areas of enterprise learning in terms of current practice and likely trends.
ILX’s award-winning venture with Virgin Media shows the value of social and digital learning.
- To see how we can help you and your organisation, attend one of our FREE seminars and webinars.
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