Blended learning is a one-stop solution of ways to reduce training costs and to improve profitability. It is a combination of e-learning with traditional classroom methods to concoct a new teaching methodology. Augmenting in-person training with digital content has proven to be highly effective and can help employees retain. Let’s get a rich walkthrough why blended learning works in enhancing learning and development of employees as well as achieving overall business goals:
- Flexible: Blended learning provides huge flexibility for the organization including its employer and the employees. The trainee can access eLearning content on multiple devices. This remains available in off-line and on-line mode which can be accessed by the employees as per their convenient time. In large metros, this brings big boon to eLearning, as multiple companies have reported that their employees use the spare time while traveling back using metro trains to enhance their learning.
- Easy Guidance: Through e-learning, employees get a clear path and guidance via resources, activities and assessments. Trainers provide easy guidance to the employees at every step, thereby reducing the need of face-to-face training to be made available at all the locations
- Easily Accessible: All the study materials and activities are available online that is easily accessible to the end-users. The use of interactive whiteboards tool encompasses a large touch-sensitive screen. It enables the trainer to operate with ease.
- Track of Learners’ Progress: HR heads find it easier to keep a track of employees’ learning progress via blended learning. The performance can be assessed at any comfortable time to better understand the strengths and weakness of the learner. At the same time trainers can read the body language of trainees aided by blended learning model.
- Higher Engagement: The online learning environment facilitates class discussions, collaboration, etc. that enhances the social interaction with other colleagues. This will in turn augment their engagement with the subject matter and will also provide increased social interaction.
To sum up, blended learning offers efficient training to the workforce, limiting costs and extending the training accessibility to distributed workforce. Bringing all of them together under one roof, each and every time when a training intervention happens is not feasible, this is where blended learning provides greater edge than other traditional learning tools. It can help alter corporate culture as blended learning can help in employees and business retention down the line.