Organizations globally are recognizing that blending different training types is the most effective and cost efficient way to improve performance. But what does the blended learning look like in 2014?
Interactive Services has engaged in the development of blended learning projects for many of its clients. ‘Blend 2.0’ is the term we are using to describe the type of blends we are developing right now.
Blend 2.0 describes training blends that incorporate emerging web technologies – mobile learning, gamification, and social media – with classroom or instructor-led training. This is a step up from earlier blends, which usually only combined classroom training and asynchronous eLearning.
New web technologies, such as gamification and social media, are allowing organizations to add more elements to their blended learning programs. This:
- Increases learner engagement and enthusiasm
- Encourages greater interaction
- Increase the level of feedback
- Improve the overall success rate of the learning experience