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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  • 1. Blended LearningWhat is Blended Learning?The term Blended is self-explanatory. It usually meansa mixture of two or more things; Blended Learning means amixture of various learning styles, modals, types, etc.

2. Blended LearningWhy Blended Learning?The ultimate aim of training or learning is to impact achange in the learners psyche; more often in terms ofbehavioristic such as defining, recalling, identifying, choosing,computing, classifying, etc.IdentifyListDefine Classify 3. Blended LearningWhy Blended Learning? ContdTo bring this change we use or adopt the most suitable strategythat sits atop three basic pillars: 4. Blended LearningWhat are Blended Learning Strategies?In ancient time in Asian sub-continent, blended learninghad an amalgam of various elements: Imparting of theoretical knowledge in a classroomlike atmosphere but instead under a tree. Combat and physical skills in the playground A daily undertaking of household chores of theteacher.At that time, Blended learning was learning threedifferent areas of knowledge under the aegis of oneteacher and also under one roof. 5. Blended LearningWhat are Blended Learning Strategies? ContdCurrent ScenarioAt 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. Blended LearningElements of Blended LearningToday, theblended learningis mix offollowingelements:TrainerTechnologyContent 7. Blended LearningCase StudiesCaseStudies 8. Blended LearningCurrent Trends in Blended LearningLets understand latest trends in blended learning throughfollowing four cases: 9. Blended LearningCurrent Trends in Blended Learning ContdTraining ground-level resources at an electrical facilityCase Scenario: Training Need: Ground level helpersneeds training in general safetyprecautions to safeguard themselvesfrom any electric hazards. Learner Profile: It is a case of very largegroup of learners. Since most of them areat a junior college level, they have anequal level of comprehension ability. Available Infrastructure to implement training:The available means/infrastructure are TV screens distributed at various placesin the facility. Constraints: As leaners are large in number so they cant be called at one placefor classroom training and it is difficult for them to understand all safety andprecautionary measures in one or two goes. 10. Blended LearningCurrent Trends in Blended Learning ContdProposed Blended Learning SolutionThe whole facility can be divided into different learning zones, andin each zone one TV screen can be selected to deliver Instructor-Led Training program. The instructor will deliver programs in eachzone with the help of PPT presentation and he/she can alsodistribute learner sheets to remember or better understandcertain difficult concepts. After these instructor-led programs,another version of the same content will be run continuously oneach TV of that particular zone. This is a detailed presentation ofeach and every possible case of hazard that may occur in thefacility and helpers can learn by watching it during their breaks. The content development company prepares Instructor-Led Training PPT program, the learner sheets and thedetailed presentation. 11. Blended LearningCurrent Trends in Blended Learning ContdStudents learning in university campusCase Scenario:A university has two categories of subject in each department; Primary and secondarysubjects: Primary subjects: subjects specific toconcerned department Secondary subjects: These are ancillarysubjects that are usually interdisciplinaryand often relate to other departments.For example, in Education department, learnershave educational psychology, educationaltechnology, etc., as their primary subjectswhereas, subjects such as Mathematics,Computers, etc., are secondary subjects.As there are many options in secondary subjects, each option will have small group oflearners. The problem is when Professors of other departments cannot schedule classroomsessions for such small groups. 12. Blended LearningCurrent Trends in Blended Learning ContdProposed Blended Learning SolutionAn E-Learning company is asked to develop customized e-learningcourse modules for all secondary subjects offered in the university.At the first stage, learners will go through these e-learning coursesthrough their university website. In the second stage, learners areasked (on optional basis) to meet the concerned professor in theirown department on fixed schedule. The e-learning company will develop these modules byseeking support from Subject Matter Experts ofconcerned departments. 13. Blended LearningCurrent Trends in Blended Learning ContdSales executive training in a multinational companyCase Scenario: Training Need: A multinational company wants all its newly recruited sales executives tobe 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 laptopwith internet connectivity. Constraints: Classroom sessions and CD basede-learning courses are not feasible as BusinessProposal concept is subject to continueschange. It is not feasible for a company todistribute CDs for each update. 14. Blended LearningCurrent Trends in Blended Learning ContdProposed Blended Learning Solution:Documents, Webinars and Custom E-Learning courses can bedistributed to each sales executive in regular intervals. Aftercompletion of certain fundamental learning base, an instructorwill travel to each place, if required, to deliver Instructor-LedTraining programs. An E-Learning content company will deliver all the self-explanatorymaterial sent to sales executive and theInstructor-Led Training program. 15. Blended LearningCurrent Trends in Blended Learning ContdTraining on assessing business opportunities for CEOsCase Scenario:In general CEOs hardly have any time for learning as they are usually occupied withattending meetings and conferences, travelling to meet clients, etc. In case they areavailable in office, they are busy taking updates from each department. As is with everyorganizational requirement, they do require to be trained in their area of work but lack timeand the availability of the training module at one place. Even if make some time for trainingand learning, they cannot afford more than an hour. 16. Blended LearningCurrent Trends in Blended Learning ContdProposed Blended Learning Solution:An E-Learning company can develop small capsules of learningfor them and make them available to be chosen and download tothe mobile or other wearable devices any-time, anywhere at theconvenience of CEOs. These capsules could be a Pod Cast,Webinars, Small presentations, Documents, Sound clips, etc. 17. Blended LearningConcussionBlended learning methodology canbe called as hybrid learning and iseffective if the cases are analyzedwell and their implementation ismanaged with greater level ofcontrol. 18. Blended LearningConcussion ContdSwift E-Learning Services has beenin business since five years and arecapable of understanding yourunique requirements, andconsequently developing custom-blendedlearning solutions for you..