Blended Learning: The best of both worlds

by | Jun 30, 2021 | Uncategorized

As I talk with colleagues and clients in organizations large and small, our conversations inevitably turn to how people will work after the pandemic. Many are planning a hybrid approach, and it seems remote work and learning will be a lingering effect of the world ‘catching COVID’.

Ongoing work and learning remotely raise the question of how to integrate the learning and development programs we had before the pandemic with the programs we redesigned for online over the past year.

How can we determine what training should remain online
and what would be better in-person – the way it was before?

I suggest there’s a third option in addition to online and in-person – a blended approach. I’ve been sharing weekly video posts online about different training delivery channels. Here’s a short video on blended learning. 

As I shared in the video, blended learning is where we can get creative with training and development. We can tailor the design to serve the content and audience best and to work with the organization’s environment.  

I know this was a different format from my regular newsletters. Thanks for reading (and watching)! I’m curious how you see post-pandemic work and learning unfolding and if you think there’s a place for blended learning. Email me and let me know. I’d love to hear your perspective.  

In case you missed it

I’ve shared some additional posts online. Here they are in case you missed them.

  • Learning Strategy Tip #2 – Definitions (video post)
  • Malcolm Knowles Adult Learning Principles (link)
  • Learning Strategy Tip #3 – Elearning is good for (video post)
  • Tips for structuring self-assessments (link)
  • Learning Strategy Tip #4 – Online is good for (video post)
  • Tips for facilitating panel guest in Online Orientation (link)
  • Learning Strategy Tip #5 – In-person is good for (video post)
  • Tips for facilitating training sessions with MS Teams (link)

Curious to learn more?

  • I’m offering a series of free webinars on creating a Learning Strategy
    Click here for more information and to register.
  • I have a 6-week program in the fall, From ‘Wing it’ to Wow: Online design and facilitation
    Click here for more information and to register.

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Hannah Brown

I help close the gap between formal training from learning and development and leaders fostering learning on their teams to embed it into their DNA.