Having discussed the archaic nature of corporate learning and the downsides of its inflexible structure, let's look at how we can bring eLearning together with classroom training and how they can bounce off each other.
Old, tired teaching systems may be holding areas of your business back, but there remains logic and value in bringing learners together under one roof. e-Learning and classroom learning can live side by side in perfect harmony. And, in many instances, they complement one another to create engaging training that offers the best of both worlds.
Take a seat in the classroom
Not every type of course can be taught through e-learning alone. In some cases, face-to-face interaction may be required to give learners the appropriate experience as part of their training.
Take sales or negotiation for example. e-learning platforms can host videos of sales techniques and teachers sharing advice, but it is in the classroom where learners can try out these verbal skills in role-playing scenarios with a real person – earning the instant feedback they need to improve and develop.
Some specific Human Resource courses will also need to offer in-person interaction as part of training, with learners required to prepare themselves for a various situations. e-learning platforms like Learn with Mobile can host documents and provide fun ways to help remember information, but handling real-life situations is a skill that requires face-to-face practice.
Connecting with the classroom
Incorporating a modern, responsive e-learning platform into your classroom training plans can add a lot of benefits. You'll reduce the amount of time needed away from work by focussing the classroom sessions on only the areas of training that truly benefit from that format. You can also use your platform to prepare the learners with material in advance of the classroom session, and then reinforce the learning to make it more effective, with a series of post-classroom learning assets.
And think about the possibility of recording some of the sessions and then serving these up as an opportunity for your learners to critique each other's interaction in a constructive online discussion area. Communicating with each other after a classroom session will make the learning stick better, and give your learners new engaging ways to keep their skills relevant and up-to-date.
Classroom sessions themselves can also enjoy a fresh injection of excitement with integrated "live" learning, like quizzes, as well as online-based units that cater to every unique learning preference.
Choosing to blend different learning techniques not only helps your business with its training needs but will in turn create a rewarding social learning environment where your learners can comfortably develop together.
It is important to remember that that your learners are individuals too. Not everyone thrives purely on classroom based training or equally just through e-learning.
Learn with Mobile is optimised for combined training just like this. With all the features to bring your learning into the 21st century – there's never been a better time to shake up your ideas about classroom training.
If you're looking to educate in a fresh, affordable, and rewarding way, check out fully mobile responsive e-learning solutions using Learn with Mobile. Get started for free right now, or call the Ambidect team on +44 (0)1260 221292 if you have any questions.