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Blended learning


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Blended learning is a mix of learning strategies, approaches, models, etc. E-Learning offers technology-enabled Blended learning environment to help organizations deliver effective learning solutions.

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Blended learning

  1. 1. Blended Learning What is Blended Learning? The term ‘Blended’ is self-explanatory. It usually means a mixture of two or more things; Blended Learning means a mixture of various learning styles, modals, types, etc.
  2. 2. Blended Learning Why Blended Learning? The ultimate aim of training or learning is to impact a change in the learner’s psyche; more often in terms of behavioristic such as defining, recalling, identifying, choosing, computing, classifying, etc. Identify List Define Classify
  3. 3. Blended Learning Why Blended Learning? Contd… To bring this change we use or adopt the most suitable strategy that sits atop three basic pillars:
  4. 4. Blended Learning What are Blended Learning Strategies? In ancient time in Asian sub-continent, blended learning had an amalgam of various elements: • Imparting of theoretical knowledge in a classroom like atmosphere but instead under a tree. • Combat and physical skills in the playground • A daily undertaking of household chores of the teacher. At that time, Blended learning was learning three different areas of knowledge under the aegis of one teacher and also under one roof.
  5. 5. Blended Learning What are Blended Learning Strategies? Contd… Current Scenario At present, our means and needs are: • Advance technology, • Increased complexity of learning content, • Competitive expectations from learners • Geographical distribution of learners • Less time, more tasks • Cost, etc.
  6. 6. Blended Learning Elements of Blended Learning Today, the blended learning is mix of following elements: Trainer Technology Content
  7. 7. Blended Learning Case Studies Case Studies
  8. 8. Blended Learning Current Trends in Blended Learning Let’s understand latest trends in blended learning through following four cases:
  9. 9. Blended Learning Current Trends in Blended Learning Contd… Training ground-level resources at an electrical facility Case Scenario:  Training Need: Ground level helpers needs training in general safety precautions to safeguard themselves from any electric hazards.  Learner Profile: It is a case of very large group of learners. Since most of them are at a junior college level, they have an equal level of comprehension ability.  Available Infrastructure to implement training: The available means/infrastructure are TV screens distributed at various places in the facility.  Constraints: As leaners are large in number so they can’t be called at one place for classroom training and it is difficult for them to understand all safety and precautionary measures in one or two goes.
  10. 10. Blended Learning Current Trends in Blended Learning Contd… Proposed Blended Learning Solution The whole facility can be divided into different learning zones, and in each zone one TV screen can be selected to deliver Instructor- Led Training program. The instructor will deliver programs in each zone with the help of PPT presentation and he/she can also distribute learner sheets to remember or better understand certain difficult concepts. After these instructor-led programs, another version of the same content will be run continuously on each TV of that particular zone. This is a detailed presentation of each and every possible case of hazard that may occur in the facility and helpers can learn by watching it during their breaks.  The content development company prepares Instructor- Led Training PPT program, the learner sheets and the detailed presentation.
  11. 11. Blended Learning Current Trends in Blended Learning Contd… Students learning in university campus Case Scenario: A university has two categories of subject in each department; Primary and secondary subjects: • Primary subjects: subjects specific to concerned department • Secondary subjects: These are ancillary subjects that are usually interdisciplinary and often relate to other departments. For example, in Education department, learners have educational psychology, educational technology, etc., as their primary subjects whereas, subjects such as Mathematics, Computers, etc., are secondary subjects. As there are many options in secondary subjects, each option will have small group of learners. The problem is when Professors of other departments cannot schedule classroom sessions for such small groups.
  12. 12. Blended Learning Current Trends in Blended Learning Contd… Proposed Blended Learning Solution An E-Learning company is asked to develop customized e-learning course modules for all secondary subjects offered in the university. At the first stage, learners will go through these e-learning courses through their university website. In the second stage, learners are asked (on optional basis) to meet the concerned professor in their own department on fixed schedule.  The e-learning company will develop these modules by seeking support from Subject Matter Experts of concerned departments.
  13. 13. Blended Learning Current Trends in Blended Learning Contd… Sales executive training in a multinational company Case Scenario:  Training Need: A multinational company wants all its newly recruited sales executives to be trained on their standard approach to pursue a business proposal.  Learner Profile: MBA graduates  Available Infrastructure to implement training: Each sales executive will have company laptop with internet connectivity.  Constraints: Classroom sessions and CD based e-learning courses are not feasible as ‘Business Proposal’ concept is subject to continues change. It is not feasible for a company to distribute CDs for each update.
  14. 14. Blended Learning Current Trends in Blended Learning Contd… Proposed Blended Learning Solution: Documents, Webinars and Custom E-Learning courses can be distributed to each sales executive in regular intervals. After completion of certain fundamental learning base, an instructor will travel to each place, if required, to deliver Instructor-Led Training programs.  An E-Learning content company will deliver all the self-explanatory material sent to sales executive and the Instructor-Led Training program.
  15. 15. Blended Learning Current Trends in Blended Learning Contd… Training on assessing business opportunities for CEOs Case Scenario: In general CEOs hardly have any time for learning as they are usually occupied with attending meetings and conferences, travelling to meet clients, etc. In case they are available in office, they are busy taking updates from each department. As is with every organizational requirement, they do require to be trained in their area of work but lack time and the availability of the training module at one place. Even if make some time for training and learning, they cannot afford more than an hour.
  16. 16. Blended Learning Current Trends in Blended Learning Contd… Proposed Blended Learning Solution: An E-Learning company can develop small capsules of learning for them and make them available to be chosen and download to the mobile or other wearable devices any-time, anywhere at the convenience of CEOs. These capsules could be a Pod Cast, Webinars, Small presentations, Documents, Sound clips, etc.
  17. 17. Blended Learning Concussion Blended learning methodology can be called as hybrid learning and is effective if the cases are analyzed well and their implementation is managed with greater level of control.
  18. 18. Blended Learning Concussion Contd… Swift E-Learning Services has been in business since five years and are capable of understanding your unique requirements, and consequently developing custom-blended learning solutions for you..