The Value of a Blended Training Approach
Our understanding of the way we educate and learn is constantly evolving. It is in this way that we are able to improve our capacity to train and our ability to absorb and retain. What has become more obvious is the way in which education needs to accommodate our individuality. It is vital that training continues to innovate and accommodate, rather than stick with a ‘one size fits all’ approach. We are even more aware of how differently people learn, and how significantly this can impact the efficacy of training, and therefore its value. By adopting an inclusive approach that balances different elements in a ‘blended’ fusion, trainers can create optimal environments for knowledge absorption and long-term retention. At TELLAL we have long championed the benefits of blended training and online learning. Our range of blended training and online courses allows participants to grow their skills in their own time. That is why we want to help others draw from the innovative techniques we have been using to improve the success of online learning for everyone.
Recent evolutions in society and technology have undoubtedly shaped our whole approach to learning. The fact is that people learn differently and that accommodating those nuances improves development for everyone. This new understanding of how to improve training and education is still relatively new for some, but its growth will only hasten with current global realities. Educational and vocational norms over ‘how someone should be trained or educated’ had already begun to feel out-dated. In a world that recognises the value of soft skills, unique talents and creative thinking, the non-traditional and technological is now king. That is why online learning and virtual learning have been key components in the training programmes offered at TELLAL. Now we all face a reality in which these innovations are more important than ever.
The Lessons of Blended Learning
Blended learning has been a cornerstone of many of the courses available at TELLAL due to its proven track record in retention and understanding. Combining a series of elements allows us to provide a more innovative training approach that meets the needs of trainees. The key benefits of blending learning are:
- It offers more flexibility in terms of materials and methodologies
- It provides greater empowerment for trainers to meet participants’ needs
- It engages participants more lastingly with their training
- It allows for a bespoke approach to suit individual requirements
- It produces a more effective outcome
Studies have shown that the most effective types of training are those that fully engage the participants. At TELLAL we have designed our virtual simulation training to include aspects like avatar arabisation in order to help engage participants more effectively. Trainers need to have the resources and skills to reach their participants through the virtual world so that they can still achieve their goals. This is especially important when the realities of current events require more reliance on virtual and online training. Some key points to consider when trying to improve the efficacy of blended training:
- Consider the ways in which training sessions can be tailored to accommodate the specific nuances of the participants
- Utilise innovative online learning technologies to engage participants individually and track their level of understanding
- Ensure your resources and tasks are as relatable and as relevant as possible
- Include as many interactive activities as possible to facilitate deeper connections with the resources
- Schedule one-on-one sessions for questions and feedback
At TELLAL we know all about training and how to get the best value from your investment. If you would like to speak to our team about your training needs you can get in touch today via [email protected] if you have any questions at all.