Blended Learning means different things to different people, and even the experts can’t agree on what the term means.
Is it simply combining face-to-face classroom methods with some form of e-learning or computer-mediated activities? Is it defined by time or location, as in classroom, remote sites or online? Is it formal or informal, learning by osmosis or all three? And how much Blended Learning is driven by the learner, giving them control over time, place, path and/or pace?
We do know that people learn differently—and Blended Learning can help match the learner with their actual needs and cope with different personality types, preferences and requisites in a way that traditional training does not. Let’s explore the myths, misunderstandings, and myriad opportunities that blended learning presents.