These peer-based learning experiences are the foundation of the new blended learning, and they’re not just preferred among employees; they actually achieve higher learning outcomes.
Interactivity and personalized dialogue trigger the brain into a state of active learning, which is more effective and longer-lasting than passive, teacher-centered learning. Active participation offers employees more opportunities to interact and engage with the material, making it easier for them to retain and apply the lesson to their own day-to-day work.
Collaborative learning, by nature, also helps mitigate distraction.
It’s an open secret that distractions are a big problem for any top-down training, including classroom learning and traditional e-learning.
It’s difficult to pay attention during an hour-long presentation, especially because social media is shrinking our attention spans and conditioning us to prefer short-form content.
Before long, eyes start drifting to the clock, and phones start coming out of pockets.
At home, those distractions are even more tempting. If e-learning includes a long video, it’s only a matter of time until your employees start checking emails or opening up Netflix in another window.
Year after year, boosting engagement is a top priority among L&D professionals.
Engaging learners with the old blended learning is like running a marathon upwind — everything is working against you.
This new framework puts the wind at your back by drawing on social, interactive learning options to engage learners instead of putting them to sleep.