Blended learning consists of a range of fully integrated learning delivery methods chosen to be in tune with your business needs. An effective blended learning strategy will fully involve trainees by giving them the tools they need to develop their knowledge and skills to meet your business objectives. Finally, a blended learning approach should ensure that the progress and outcome of training delivery is measurable to ensure training is fine-tuned to maximise its success.
A blended learning strategy could include some or all of the following elements:
A learning management system ties those elements together as a central access point for both learners and training managers.
Blended learning offers learning which is tailored to the needs of both learners and the organisation they work for. Blended learning increases the flexibility of training delivery and ensures the least disruption of other business activities.
Classroom-based training has many strengths particularly the interaction between trainer and learner. However, the time that a learner has to spend away from the workplace can be problematic. Blended learning can reduce this. Also a single type of training delivery may not benefit all learners equally. A mix of integrated training methods can increase training accessibility and effectiveness.
The various elements that can be used for blended learning each have their own strengths. For example, the use of e-learning maximises the accessibility of training and reduces the time spent away from the workplace. Online tutor support gives learners access to subject experts and mentors irrespective of geographic location. Online discussion groups help build a community of learners as do periodic workshops and other opportunities to meet.
PTT offers a full range of blended learning solutions including consultancy, design and development of learning delivery elements and learning management solutions.
PTT can advise on the choice of learning tools to meet the particular needs of your business.
It may well be that some of the appropriate training elements are already in place within your organisation. We can help integrate these with other elements developed by PTT.