Blended and Virtual Learning
We recognise that businesses are looking for different ways to reach out and ensure the well-being of their staff. With remote working becoming commonplace in many organisations, our blended learning experience has become integral to our service as it provides the perfect solution for many of our partners.
There are two possible approaches:
- Virtual classroom
- Blended online learning
How the Virtual Classroom works
Our virtual delivery sessions mirror the learning objectives of our face-to-face training courses, and include adapted exercises and quizzes to ensure the same high level of engagement is made with participants. The sessions will include virtual break-out rooms with interactive, whiteboard group exercises.
Furthermore, to ensure ongoing development of skills and knowledge, all attendees of virtual training will gain access to our online tools containing additional resources and just-in-time refresher training on all key aspects of the course.
Key benefits of a virtual format
- Half or full day courses available
- Convenience of being able to participate from home
- Access to course companion toolbox
- Real-to-life learning experience without minimum effort required to set up
- Attendees from multiples sites can take part all together
The blended learning approach on some of our courses has been developed to avoid so-called ‘Zoom burnout’ and make it easier to fit around remote workers’ schedules. The content is delivered in smaller junks and blended with online learning elements to be completed prior to, and in between, live, online sessions.
Example of blended learning format:
- Complete short online training module
- 2 hr live training
- Online learning module
- Live training module
- Ongoing support and nudges
- Access to course companion toolbox on completion of course.
A big advantage of the blended learning approach is that it reduces the impact of staff abstractions for period of a day or more, and allows learners to fit in parts of the course around their own schedule while still benefiting from short, live sessions with discussions, group exercises and opportunities to ask questions.