BLENDED LEARNING IN DEVELOPMENT
Blended learning in development involves a mix of in-person learning, like traditional classroom learning and online experiences. What kind of online experiences? Games, tools, simulations, practice chatbots, and short bursts of learning (microlearning) are just a few examples. And frequently, virtual classroom and various forms of self-paced learning enter the mix. What’s also unique about blended learning is that the mix of learning can be done alone, in a traditional classroom, or in a virtual classroom group setting. At its best, blended learning leverages the strengths and efficiencies of each modality, while acknowledging their limitations. The result is a learning program that’s engaging, time and cost efficient, and capable of making a sustained impact.