Ever increasing numbers of live training companies are investing in technology and content required to offer blended learning solutions to their clients. This increase has been driven not only by the realities of Covid but also by the evolving demands of the market. Live training, however, is still a key component of the learning experience.
A recent Salesforce Connected Student Report showed that only 21% of respondents would prefer an all-online course, while twice as many students (43%) preferring a blended course.
Blended learning consists of three types of training: face-to-face or classroom training; live online, virtual classroom or webinar training; and self-paced or self-directed e-learning. To deliver e-learning, a learning management system is required.
FUEL can create an online environment for your company which supports blended learning, incorporating LMS platform, webinars, scheduling system, active learner participation functionality, support for thousands of users and simultaneous broadcasting with multiple hosts.
Benefits to training companies
Blended learning approaches can help your business scale and increase profitability. Global audiences can be reached and higher fees can be charged for the richer learning experience. The right LMS platform can precisely track student activity and mark assessments, saving you money and providing useful feedback for managing students’ learning.
Benefits to learners
There are multiple benefits to learners, most importantly flexibility and efficiency. Travel and accommodation costs are removed or reduced and time saved. Blended learning also ensures a variety of learning styles are offered to the individual. The ability to complete modules at one’s own pace has been shown to increase knowledge retention and improve learning outcomes – as is the ability to access online libraries and forums, review content and repeat online assessments.
There are many terms to describe this way of learning: flipped learning, hybrid learning, remote learning or blended learning. Prior to Covid, these could be dismissed as buzzwords or experiments but now blended learning has become essential to the long-term business plans of successful training companies.