Why should this matter to you? Why is blended learning something you should consider when choosing an LMS for your organization?
Read on to learn more about blended learning, and how SkillBuilder LMS can support this valuable learning method to your organization.
This article was originally published in 2017.
Blended Learning: Let SkillBuilder LMS Simplify Your Learning Delivery
What is Blended Learning?
The increased use of technology and online learning has had many positive results, including the ability to extend the reach of your learning program, and allow learners to access information anywhere and anytime.
Along with these benefits, however, it is important to remember the value of face-to-face interaction. Blended learning strikes a balance between online and face-to-face learning. It is a natural development of the growing accessibility of eLearning, online resources and the continued need for a human component in the learning experience. A blended learning approach ensures that the learner is engaged in a personalized learning experience that caters to their individual needs.
In his book “Building Effective Blended Learning Programs,” author Harvey Singh defined blended learning, in its optimal state, as combining “multiple delivery media…designed to complement each other and promote learning and application-learned behavior.”
Why Choose Blended Learning?
Most learners have unique learning styles and a blended approach is more likely to cater to those needs than a traditional classroom teaching experience. Blended learning not only offers more educational choices, but is also a more effective approach for your learners.
While eLearning is currently getting a lot of attention, traditional seminars and face-to-face workshops also serve an important purpose, by creating a safe communication space that will allow learners to truly collaborate, interact, and share ideas.
Blended learning both extends the reach of your learning program, and optimizes development cost and time. Choosing an LMS that has the ability to bring blended learning to your organization just makes sense.
The Importance of Choosing the Right LMS.
In the Training Study Report discussed earlier, 74% of organizations surveyed currently use an LMS for their training delivery. It is important to choose an LMS that has the elasticity to provide an effective blend of learning approaches that allow you to get the right content in the right format to the right people at the right time.
Choose an LMS platform that will take advantage of the convenience and ease of online learning, as well as the benefits of face-to-face interaction and effectively deliver blended learning.
SkillBuilder is a powerful, proven LMS that you can leverage to successfully manage all types of learning, such as:
SkillBuilder allows you to create learning paths customized to individuals in your organization, and can help you deliver a powerful blended learning platform.
Learning path including a Seminar learning item – SkillBuilder LMS
How Can SkillBuilder Help Deliver Blended Learning?
To fully optimize blended learning in your organization, you need an LMS that has the ability to create personalized learning experiences through a combination of face-to-face and online instruction.
With the addition of its new seminar feature, SkillBuilder LMS has gone one step further, and now allows you to expand blended learning by administering seminars. SkillBuilder LMS allows administrators to add seminars as a learning activity, meaning the learner has to complete the seminar to gain certification. Administrators can schedule the seminar, add sessions, manage registrations or enrollment and keep track of attendance.
Plan Seminar Sections – SkillBuilder LMS
SkillBuilder’s seminar feature allows you:
Manage Seminar Sections – SkillBuilder LMS
The seminar functionality helps bring blended learning to life in your organization, and allows your learners to access the best of both the eLearning and face-to-face worlds.
Almost 75% of companies will invest in, or are already invested in, learning management systems. Why not make sure you choose one that allows you to deliver a blended learning platform that will benefit both your learners and your organization as a whole? SkillBuilder is that LMS, and the new seminar feature will help create an immersive and engaging blended learning experience.
Now that you have learned a little more about blended learning, and how it can benefit your organization, take some time to explore the different features of SkillBuilder, and ask yourself, How can SkillBuilder help you deliver the best version of training for your organization?
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