Lab Simulator SessionBlended learning can bring together a powerful combination of learning experiences to focus on building specific skills.   It does this by using a variety of media and delivery systems to do what they do best.  The combinations can include e-learning, classroom training (ILT), on-the-job training (OJT), job aids, expert systems, and more.  The possibilities are endless.

For example, the anytime, anywhere attributes of e-learning can be used to deliver the cognitive foundations of a new skill.  It can replace lectures and explanations and allow for more “hands-on” time in a lab.  This means that the time in the lab is best spent working directly with the simulators or equipment, not on prerequisite information.

Blended learning also tends to provide an additional layer of motivation and accountability to e-learning.  When learners know that they will apply their online lessons in a dynamic social environment, they often take the completion of the e-learning a little more seriously.

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