Blended learning, the hybrid arrangement for mixed training
5 January, 2012
Combining face-to-face training, necessary for easy interaction between learners and trainers and e-learning, a modern and effective way of delivering training at lower cost, is possible. This is called bended learning. Getting the best from both methods to obtain the optimum formula for vocational training is the key challenge of blended learning. What then is the training benefit of blended learning?
Blended learning, the main advantages
What characterises blended learning is the variety of teaching materials and work situations (face-to-face or on-line). Learners undergoing blended learning alternate sessions of distance training with face-to-face classes. The main advantages are:
• Shorter face-to-face training supplemented by e-learning modules
• The alternation of different teaching materials and methods
• Accessibility for computer novices who are sometimes more reserved about e-learning
• Savings on the training budget thanks to the distance training part
• The maintenance of constant learning quality
• Better mastery of the prerequisites for the face-to-face days
Blended learning, a success which is gaining strength
Mainly used originally for foreign language learning, blended learning has become popular due to itsunique organisation and flexibility. Blended learning has thus extended its scope to cover all vocational training given in companies for all types of skill increases.
Over time, vocational training has acquired a vital role in corporate life. Blended learning has now established itself as the new form of training, combining modernity, performance and savings.