Blended Learning is an innovation born from thoughtful strategic designing. Today, even traditional classroom courses are employing blended learning methods to make their teaching more effective and engaging. Even award winning classroom courses use one-way transfer of knowledge via online videos and in class focus on discussions where they debate, reflect and reinforce what they have learned in the online sessions enabling them to create their very own visions. Such sessions are believed to enable students in honing their communication skills, critical thinking and negotiation skills since strategic planners and analysts are not always well understood within companies. Often analysts and strategic designers are required to be hard negotiators, have convincing skills and learn to argue for themselves, for their role, and their work.
The human touch
Traditionally company managers and techies may speak a different language. Managers usually are focused on short term implications of choices, for them profit is of utmost importance. But stack developers are driven by visions and helping improve lives. These trends can clash and this is why at IIHT, we have subject matter experts who are practitioners in the industry to train our students in all aspects of a project when it comes to practicals. The students are given intermediate coaching to help develop communication skills and business sensitivity. Students are expected to come up with viable solutions for real life problems where the instructor plays the role of a client thus simulating the students to professionalize their deliverables and their work. This also teaches them how to capture the complexity of organizational context, deal with several stakeholders when they work with projects in groups through the highly engaging Learning Management System. These minor details can’t always be discussed or practiced in a regular class where the student-instructor interaction is limited to just the classrooms.
So much more than just live, interactive sessions
Blended Learning has the unbeatable feature of being able to connect students and instructor across any location. A lot of instructors are themselves top professionals and may not want to be full time instructors because of the sheer passion they have for their job. And such top professionals are exactly the kind whose guidance budding professionals need. Blended Learning makes it possible for connecting these professionals to students thus giving the students the best they can possibly get, at their convenience. This way freshers get exposure to the best from the industry. Professionals can upskill without having to leave their jobs by taking by weekend batches and the instructors can pass on their knowledge without having to give up on their passion to work in their jobs. This way – blended learning is truly an ideal model for everyone! These interactions are valuable and are often captured for further reference. Strategy designers of IT courses also believe blended learning to be the most effective and state that these interactions over blended learning are interesting for even them to capture and work with organizing them. The future of the world is closely related to technology, and it is only natural for learners to embrace blended learning as this will soon become the norm (as it already is in corporate training).
IIHT’s blended learning model has several categorized stack courses. For more details go to: http://www.iiht.com/live-interactive-e-learning/