Blended Learning

Blended Learning 

Blended learning can be defined as structured learning opportunities, using a variety of training methods, inside or outside the classroom. In blended learning, the training provider and instructor can use a variety of:

An important component of blended learning is the use of electronic resources and digital content, and this is commonly referred to as electronic learning (or “e-learning”). Some common e-learning tools and methods include virtual classrooms, webinars, blogs, gamification, online communities and massive open online courses (MOOCs).

E-learning tools can be used to deliver formal learning outcomes as well as provide opportunities for informal learning, to a targeted audience as well as to a wider community of learners.

Watch how e-learning tools such as video may eventually redefine education and training landscape (TED video “let’s use video to reinvent education” by Salman Khan):

You can also get a glimpse of one of the world’s largest online classes, “Learning How to Learn” by Barbara Oakley below:

 

Developing a Blended Learning Programme

The “how” of learning is critical to ensure learners have a positive experience. A high level of learner engagement can be achieved by understanding their motivations and meeting their needs with appropriate action and response:

Learner Motivation

Learner Action / Response

Desirability

Feel

Usability

Think

Usefulness

Do

At HCS Academy, we develop programmes that incorporate blended learning tools and best practices by working with talent of the highest quality in the learning and adult education industry. Our course facilitators have excellent academic and professional credentials, extensive industry experience, and are top performers in the field of training and education.