Did you know that 7 out of 10 people say that training and development opportunities influence their decision to stay with a company? In this digital age and with so many educational options out there, it is easier than ever to find training that works best for your team.
Many people find online learning more appealing, due to its flexible and cost-effective nature. With this new digital wave, many different facets of remote learning have been created: e-learning, online learning, blended learning and more. So what is the difference between these remote learning programs? Here’s the breakdown.
Blended learning combines a virtual learning environment with traditional on-campus learning (in a classroom). Because of this combination, blended learning involves somewhat of a fixed schedule that requires the student to attend some of the courses in person. However, most coursework and assignments still remain online.
E-learning is a type of education in which the interaction between teacher and student is online. In a nutshell, e-learning allows you to receive the training through an online medium, even if your teacher is in the same building. This form of education is often used to simulate and intensify work-based learning situations.
Online learning utilizes the internet throughout the educational process. Online tools are used within lesson plans, and it is usually implied that there is some type of distance between the student and the teacher. All lectures, assignments and tests are enabled by virtual platforms. By taking an online learning course, the student does not have to travel at all for their studies.
What learning style suits your organization?
The success of your organization depends a lot on the learning environment. In fact, studies show that out of 4,300 workers, 74% felt they weren’t achieving their full potential at work. It is crucial for employees to continue to gain new skills, which helps position your company for success. Both online or blended learning programs can help your employees reach their full potential.
The type of program you choose is simply up to the learning style, availability and interests of your team. Start by performing a needs assessment to help your organization to figure out gaps in knowledge, practices or skills that are preventing it from reaching its goals. Need help? Call Lee at (703) 896-0411 or email firstname.lastname@example.org