Blended Learning: Definition, Models, and Tools

What Is Blended Learning?

What Is the Difference Between Hybrid and Blended Learning?

Benefits of Blended Learning

  • Safer learning environment
  • Interactive learning process
  • Learner autonomy
  • Greater learner engagement
  • Better comprehension
  • Detailed analytics

Benefits of blended learning for learners

Safer learning environment

Interactive learning process

Learner autonomy

Benefits of blended learning for organizations

Greater learner engagement

Better comprehension

Detailed analytics

Disadvantages of Blended Learning

  • New skill set for teachers/instructors
  • Plagiarism
  • Higher cost

New skill set for teachers/instructors

Plagiarism

Higher cost

  1. Choose easy-to-use eLearning tools.
  2. Explain the peculiarities of the digital learning process to your teachers or instructors.
  3. Determine your learning needs, calculate your budget, and find the tools that satisfy both issues.

Blended Learning Models

1. Face-to-face driver model

2. Online driver model

3. Rotation model

4. Flipped classroom

5. Flex model

6. Individual rotation model

How to Launch Blended Learning in 5 Steps

Step 1: Set blended learning goals

Step 2: Choose a blended learning model

Step 3: Get the right tools to create and deliver content

Authoring tool

Learning management system (LMS)

  • Access to learning materials via any device
  • Smooth integration with an authoring tool
  • Convenient learner enrollment
  • Both synchronous and asynchronous learning options
  • Learner communication
  • Gamification
  • Detailed analytics on learner progress

Step 4: Redesign your learning environment

Step 5: Launch blended learning and be patient

Bottom Line

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Digital Marketing Specialist at iSpring Solutions www.ispringsolutions.com

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