Every time a new technology emerges, the modern learners feel that learning doesn’t just come from PowerPoint and classrooms. Today, learning requires much more advanced methodologies to deliver the course. Rather than only getting stuck completely in a classroom or in front of computer screens, it is recommended if you can do both by using modernized learning methods.
What do we mean when we talk about modernized learning methods?
It is about using a blended design methodology and associating it with modern technology. Blended learning is an approach that combines classroom training and online training. The blended design provides the flexibility to the learners to participate in learning events and the ability to choose their own pace and at times, course structure. The main advantage of blended learning is the opportunity for instructors to make use of the features unique to each delivery environment that enhances learning.
How can we achieve Blended Learning at the workplace?Let us explore.
The course outline and syllabus should address the blended part of the course. Starting out with a clear idea of how the course is going to blend will help keep the focus and content flow. Use a content outline that informs the learner about the duration of the online course, the live sessions, blending the live learning sessions with the online portion, and the kind of technology used.
Focus on the communication streams, for example, the process by which the participants communicate when they are online and the process of providing feedback on individual work. Assure the participants that there is a solid support structure. The participants need to know there is a solid support structure in place and one that doesn’t tie you to email or discussion groups around the clock always.
Learning is not a one-sided process. It is not about the instructor standing on the stage and reading out PowerPoint slides. It is about integrating the participant, providing alternatives, and scaffolding the learning in a way that encourages thought.
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