In this article, I share a guide that you can use as you embark on the conversion of Instructor-Led Training (ILT) to blended learning solutions. These pointers will help you create high-impact blended learning programs and a positive ROI.
Before I outline the step-by-step guide that you can use to convert your ILT programs to effective blended learning solutions, let me touch upon a few essentials.
Blended learning solutions offer the optimal combination of a classic form of training (ILT) and self-paced online training (eLearning or mobile learning).
From an organizational perspective, we see the following triggers:
From the learners’ perspective, the primary trigger is the flexibility that blended learning solutions offer (to take the training at their own pace, and when they want it).
Here is a summary of the key benefits:
Benefits For The Learners
Benefits For The Organizations
While blended learning solutions offer several benefits as outlines, in our experience, the transition process throws up the following challenges:
At EI Design, our practice of blended training delivery is a mature one. We recognize that arriving at the solution that would work for a given program is both art and science. I share our practical, step-by-step guide that you can use when adopting blended training, particularly for the first time.
Step 1: Determine Why Blending Is Required
Step 2: Validate The Impact Of The New Approach (To Arrive At The Degree Of Blending)
Step 3: Identify The Required Support
Step 4: Identify The Support Required To Handle Change Management Effectively
Step 5: Review The Existing Content To Determine Its Suitability To Adapt To A Blended Delivery
Step 6: Once These Aspects Are Covered, You Are Ready To Go
I hope this article provides practical pointers that you can use as you move from a fully facilitated, ILT program to a blended learning solution.
If you have any queries or need any specific support, do contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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