Blended Learning: Can it Help Your Organisation?
Blended learning is a term used with much frequency when it comes to potential solutions for training teams and large numbers of employees. But what does it really entail? And is it actually effective?
In essence, blended learning combines traditional face-to-face tuition and training with remote and online learning, in order to deliver a convenient, flexible and affordable solution for companies with large numbers of delegates. These same delegates may work remotely, be required to travel extensively for work, or are unable to attend regular sessions due to the demands of their schedules. Globalisation and the expansion of international markets has introduced complexities for training coordinators and managers that need to be overcome, and the benefits of blended learning under these circumstances should not be underestimated.
Blended Learning Options
Blended learning can take a number of different formats. These are some of the most popular, usually combined with an element of traditional face-to-face training:
Online one-to-one training via Skype or similar platforms
Online training, practice activities and discussion forums via a Learning Management System such as Moodle
Virtual classrooms that simulate the face-to-face experience
Webinars tailored-made for a specific subject or area
Tasks and assignments set and submitted online, with online feedback
Benefits of Blended Learning
Flexible and affordable solution, online learning is generally a more economical way of training large numbers of delegates
Delegates from offices in multiple locations and multiple time zones can be trained at the same time on the same topics
Solutions can be adapted to suit the availability, work-load and individual schedule of the delegate
Delegates can work at their own pace, chosing how and when they study
Online options are designed so that delegates do not fall behind if they have to miss a face-to-face session
Delegates can track their own progress and self-evaluate more easily
Online tracking tools allow companies and managers to monitor the progress of their delegates more effectively
Find Out More About Blended Learning
Are you looking for a combination of online and in-person training? Do you want a course designed to your specific learning goals? Cactus offers a variety of great language training courses tailored to your needs. Cactus also offers general language classes online, across the UK and immersive courses across the world.
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Cactus Language Training Services
If you are interested in discussing your global language training strategy with the UK leading provider in language training, then get in touch to learn more about your language learning options. From face-to-face, online, blended learning and in company tuition Cactus Language Training will help you find the delivery and schedule that meets your needs. Cactus offer any language wherever you are and whenever you choose. Download our Free Corporate Brochure.
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