6 benefits of blended learning and why you should use the approach

Blended learning is a hot topic. But what are the benefits of blended learning? And why should you switch to this approach? 

By Kasper Spiro on May 26th

benefits of blended learning

1. Learners get a personal experience

Blended learning offers learners a personalized experience. That’s because they learn at home in their own time until they understand the topics. By using quizzes and tests online, trainers can see who is struggling and who is performing well. In class, they can focus their attention more on learners’ needs, strengths, and weaknesses. The time in class is better utilized, can foster a collaborative environment, and opens the door for greater participation. 

2. It increases engagement

Blended learning takes advantage of various types of learning materials: infographics, pictures, videos, tables, graphs, and more. That makes it easier for us to focus, absorb, and internalize the information we learn more easily.  

3. It improves experiences

One of the greatest blended learning benefits is that it makes learning fun. That’s because it combines traditional learning and interactive materials. It allows providing learners with interactive material wherever, whatever the topic they are learning about. When doing this, the learners are empowered and don’t just have more fun. They have more control as well! 

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4. You can reply and do assessments fast

Online training and LMS play a big role in blended learning. And that brings along a benefit many teachers love. LMS track learners’ results and make it that much easier for teachers to assess how well a learner is doing. By utilizing small tests and quizzes, trainers will have access to important data. If one learner is behind the rest of the group, the teacher can take action to prevent them from slipping too far behind. Teachers can reach learners privately and give suggestions on how to improve. If necessary, they can arrange one-to-one sessions learner is up to speed. 

5. Learners can access content anytime, anywhere

One of the most important blended learning benefits is that it gives learners access to learning content anytime, anywhere. Learners can access content on their own digital devices via interactive teaching tools. They can complete assignments, interact with teachers and receive helpful feedback all from the comfort of their own homes. 

6. It’s easier for teachers to see how learners are doing

Blended learning isn’t just great for learners – teachers benefit too. Digital teaching tools give teachers greater insight into how their learners are doing. They offer real-time tracking options to see whether students are engaging with the content and keeping on track with learning goals. This helps teachers see what’s working, so they can offer a more effective learning experience. The same goes for the organization’s learning departments. With blended learning, they have real opportunities to deliver faster outcomes at lower costs, as well as reach a much wider audience through the utilization of digital platforms. 

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About the author

Kasper Spiro is the Co-founder and Chief learning strategist of Easygenerator and a recognized thought leader in the world of e-learning. With over 30 years of experience, he is a frequently asked keynote speaker and well-renowned blogger within the e-learning community.

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