Blended Learning for Corporate Training Programs
Training isn't one-size-fits-all, a comprehensive blended learning program will reach all of your learners for the most impact.
A common learning and development goal is to create an engaging program, which means instructional designers always aim for activity-rich, visually appealing initiatives that are aligned with their learning objectives. A blended learning program ensures you’re taking a comprehensive approach to keeping your employees engaged and educated.
At Roundtable Learning, we partner with organizations to build smart and effective training programs that utilize expert instructional design and technology. As a full-service learning partner, we deliver blended learning content to help your employees reach their learning objectives.
What is Blended Learning?
Blended Learning is a concept that brings together traditional and digital learning techniques to create a fully comprehensive program. It’s the best of both worlds, both synchronous and asynchronous styles and tools that can be combined to create a training program that works for everyone.
Some popular tools used for personalized learning programs include:
- eLearning Modules
- Discussion Boards and Forums
- Augmented Reality
- Online File Hosting
- Gamification Programs
- Virtual Reality
- Video Conferencing (Skype, Zoom, etc.)
- Video Learning
- Management Tools (Basecamp, Asana, etc.)
We recommend a blended learning approach from corporate training. You can keep your employees engaged and ensure long-term knowledge retention. Our team on instructional designers and technology experts and recommend the best modality for your training content.
Benefits of Blended Learning in Workplace Training
Blended Learning has become popular with learning and development because people learn differently; some people may want to engage face-to-face with others, while some may want to take their time alone.
Here are some other benefits to corporate blended learning programs:
- Convenience for Employees – By utilizing blended learning, you can have your learners complete training tasks on their own, through eLearning or video learning, and cut down the amount of time off the job for training.
- Increased Engagement – You can entice your learners to engage more in your program by catering to their learning language, a learner that doesn’t want to participate in role-play at a seminar may be comfortable doing online activities to practice the curriculum.
- Personalized Learning Opportunities– When you have different modalities lined up, you can create a more personalized learning program, whether you assign eLearning modules based on departments or give options for online vs. instructor-led seminars.
Our instructional design team with help you develop learning objectives to solve your business challenges, then develop everything you need to conduct consistent training experiences - no matter the facilitator or location. Our graphic designers will ensure that all of your materials are on-brand for your organization and connect with your employees.
Example of a Blended Learning Program Design
Let's take a look at what a blended learning program would look like.
A blended learning program could start with an eLearning assignment for employees to complete on their own before an assigned deadline. Then the employees meet during an Instructor-Led Training to discuss the topics covered with the eLearning and hear from a subject matter expert.
During that instructor-led training, there can be a Virtual Reality activity that is done in smaller groups with discussions to talk about what the learners experienced during the activity.
When the employees return to their workplaces, they can take home a job aid that is hosted on an LMS platform, and the subject matter expert can review how to use the job aid through Video Learning.
With a blended learning program, you can leverage the strengths of each form of training — the self-paced control given to learners in eLearning; the powerful social learning inherent in ILT; and the unparalleled engagement in immersive learning. Such an all-encompassing approach helps to deliver the knowledge retention and behavior change your company seeks.
Roundtable Learning will work with your training team to design a blended learning program that will make the most impact for your learners based on your training material.
Working With The Blended Learning Experts
Investing in a blended learning program can be daunting, and it may be challenging to get buy-in from your leadership team. Success or failure depends on choosing the right partner to develop your training program.
By leveraging activities, assignments, and technology, we can work together to develop a blended learning program that you can easily scale to accommodate your entire business. Let’s see how blended learning can revolutionize your job training.