The rhetoric that technology will revolutionise training has been echoed repeatedly over the years. Computer-based training (CBT), videos and CD-ROMS all now represent some form of an extension of the classroom to pave the way for blended learning, which utilises the best of traditional and technological learning.
But while blended learning is more relevant now than ever before, the complexities of creating the right mix of mobile and social learning have never been more challenging and critical.
These range from technical challenges - such as ensuring all participants can use the technology available for learning - to psychological ones, like the conventional belief that blended learning is not as effective as traditional classroom learning.
However, it's important you overcome these challenges if you wish to maximise the results and beneficial output from your corporate training.
“Blended learning is an evolution of how we are now taking in information,” Alysson Do, vice president, HR, APAC and emerging markets at Pitney Bowes, says. “Blended learning allows flexibility from the varied ways that online resources/instruction are delivered. It also provides for cost-effective delivery of real time training, which can be adapted, customised and modularised for the each student.
“Additionally, it provides for independent learning and can be paced for each student with local language, cultural variances and organisational requirements,” Do adds.
Join us at Employee Effectiveness 2014 on the June 18-19 at PARKROYAL on Beach Road in Singapore to hear more about effectively structuring blended learning policies.
Do will be joined by other forward-thinking speakers from companies such as AIG, Citibank, Facebook, Philips, Samsung and more, who will explore the latest and most powerful trends of corporate learning in the region.
For more information on the event, or to enquire about attending, speaking or sponsoring, please visit www.ee2014.com