Get to know blended learning!
Blended learning is a major trend in contemporary learning which can’t be avoided.
Why? We explain:
First we’ll deal with the offline learning. This traditional way of learning is known to all of us as learning in a classroom. Offline learning gives the control mainly to the teachers. They decide the pace and content of the class. Nowadays, online learning becomes more and more popular. Learning online can be modeled in various ways. At Hubper we offer for example microlearnings, an online library with learning content and a knowledge app. In this way, we make learning flexible and you’re able to learn at your own pace, whenever and wherever it suits you!
Blended learning: best of both worlds
Blended learning is a method which combines offline and online learning. It’s used increasingly more because offline and online learning strengthen each other, and the limitations of the first are covered by the latter and the other way around. Using offline learning it’s difficult to see if everyone truly understood the study material. Online learning can compensate for this with clear Learning Analytics. On the other side, it’s more difficult not to get distracted while learning online. Employers can help users concentrate by means of offline interactions.
Blended learning is more effective than the traditional education and can improve learning experiences of employees. That’s why Hubper adds offline moments of contact to the online learning platform.
Offline contact moments: Meet Up’s
These offline moments of contact within our online platform are called Meet Up’s, and you can add these – as a part of blended learning – to our Learning Playlists. A Learning Playlist is a sequential combination of learning activities an employee can do.
Add a time, date and location to the Meet Up, so the employees clearly see when the Meet Up will take place. By adding offline contact moments to the online learning process different learning methods smoothly blend. Employers have insight in the employees’ Learning Playlists and their process of the activities. When it becomes clear an employee has difficulties with a certain part, an employer or trainer can respond to this in a Meet Up.
Online learning: multiple learning methods
Several learning methods can be used in online learning. For example, using texts, videos and audio fragments in an e-learning. You can add an (interactive) video, audio fragment or document in Hubper. Other examples of various forms of content are the use of infographics or definition cards. By adding these various sorts of content, you prevent the learning from becoming boring and the users will be able to learn more effectively.
Advantages of blended learning
Blended learning is thus a combination of different learning methods. We will list a few advantages for you:
- Blended learning offers a variation in the learning processes and increases by doing so the motivation of the employees.
- The online aspect makes learning personal and adaptive, improves learning achievements and increases the involvement in the learning process.
- The offline aspect empowers the employers to improve the interaction with the employees and to find solutions for the problems with which they are dealing.
Does an employee need help? Let Hubper support you by planning a Meet Up. Together we’ll analyse how the performances of your team or an employee can be improved! In this way your employees can learn even better and increase their knowledge!