Tightly integrating online content and classroom instruction can pay off where it counts: In the minds of those learning and on your company’s bottom line.
Also known as hybrid or mixed-mode training, blended learning is the combination of traditional face-to-face instruction, as old as Aristotle’s first tutoring session with Alexander the Great, and online instruction where the pace, place, and path are controlled by the learner.
Through a blended learning approach, overall classroom time can be reduced while simultaneously reducing expenses related to instructor travel. Learner engagement increases as more time is spent “on task” through pre- and post-class follow-up work. The advantages of in-person instruction, including all of the the rigor, personal interaction, and real-time Q&A, combine with the flexibility and cost-effectiveness of online instruction to make for a potent learning package.