Blended Learning

Blended learning provides many powerful advantages for corporate and academic learning. As with any strategy, blended learning has its detractors. See how blended learning can work for you.

The Importance of Ongoing Training and Follow-Up

With a shortage of skills and talent being something businesses across industries are confronting, there is a tremendous focus on training and development. Unemployment is low, certain skills are in high-demand, and for many employees, they’re in the driver’s seat.

Good employees have plenty of opportunities, and one of the best things employers can do when there are situations like this is focus on their training and development initiatives. Continue reading

Focus Your Training on 2017’s Top Training Issues

There is always room to tackle new training challenges. This year, many of last year’s top training challenging continue (e.g., the need for ongoing compliance training), but new challenges have also arisen. This post explores how to focus your training on 2017’s top training issues. Continue reading

The ROI of Blended Learning in Corrections

The promise of blended learning rests primarily in its alleged ability to provide better learning outcomes than either face-to-face or eLearning can deliver on their own. But it begs the question of return on investment (ROI), which will inevitably come up somewhere along the line if blended learning is pursued in a substantial way. Continue reading

Blended Learning at Xerox, EMC, and WOW

Even though face-to-face learning remains the preferred modality for training throughout much of corporate America, accounting for 51% of all corporate learning hours delivered, the numbers related to learning retention are downright depressing. According to one Corporate Executive Board study revealed that seven days after a formal training, learners had already forgotten 70% of the content. Follow-up again in four weeks and they will have forgotten 87% of the content. What to do? Blended learning might just be the answer. Continue reading

Blended Learning Takes Root in the Public Sector

The Federal Government has been making a concerted effort to do better by its public sector workforce. After years of pay freezes and furloughs forced by sequestration’s automatic reductions, morale among federal employees has taken a deep hit. But President Obama’s 2015 budget represented, among other things, an attempt to turn the situation around and focus on attracting and retaining better talent. Continue reading

The Rise of Corporate Blended Learning in Portugal

Although studies have shown that corporate training and education combining online and face-to-face elements works better than purely face-to-face instruction or purely online instruction, many companies are still trying to determine how to best leverage the concept of blended learning into business success. Portugal is one country that has taken the proverbial bull by the horns to make the most of blended learning. Continue reading

How Blended Learning Can Improve Education

As massive open online courses (MOOCs) and other digital options for education become both more abundant and of higher quality, the landscape of education is sure to change. How exactly digital education tools will be implemented into education programs is not yet clear. Some believe that digital offerings will take over education and replace traditional universities, while others feel that the current digital trend will fade, leaving traditional universities to continue their hundreds of years of dominance in education. Perhaps the most likely outcome, however, falls somewhere between these extremes and will involve the incorporation of new resources into older techniques for learning. Continue reading

5 Considerations When Selecting an LMS For Blended Learning

A blended learning strategy is often the preferred method of companies wishing to train their employees comprehensively and effectively. While blending learning can work well for nearly any industry, it’s particularly pertinent in industries like manufacturing, the medical industry and even in sales training. Get a free consultation on how to implement a learning management system. Continue reading