• Greg Roth

Three Key Factors when Designing Effective Blended Learning Programs

Over the years, blended learning programs have become increasingly prevalent within the corporate world. More businesses are starting to realize the importance of combining the human interaction that accompanies instructor-led training with the efficiency and consistency of e-learning.

But how do you find the right blend for your corporate learning program?

By using a structured learning approach, you can develop an effective blended learning program once you understand the skill that needs to be developed as well as the needs of the learner. To truly account for both of those considerations, there are three factors that need to be evaluated when determining the correct blend:

1. Frequency of Function

When designing a blended learning program, it’s important to take into account the frequency of the task that is being learned. You must ask: is this an activity that a user is doing multiple times a day? Multiple times a week? Once a month?

If someone is answering phones many times a day, that’s a much different situation than an accountant that must do a tax adjustment only once or twice a year.

Incorporating considerations around frequency of function into your blended learning program means you can weigh the high retention rates of hands-on training against the easy accessibility of e-learning to