As more people begin to work from home, organizations have to figure out how to adjust their Learning and Development (L&D) programs to accommodate telecommuters. The good news is that hybrid learning has made great strides in recent years, allowing employees to receive top-notch training whether they attend in-person events or study online. This is particularly true for remote workers who may otherwise feel disengaged from their employer’s company culture and the social aspects of collaborating with colleagues.
If you understand the benefits of hybrid learning but aren’t sure how to get started, Turning can help. We are the educational experts behind Dojo360, an all-encompassing learning engagement platform capable of facilitating hybrid learning for your entire team. Our platform is built on our e³ philosophy of equity, evidence, and engagement to provide a great educational experience for everyone. Please keep reading to learn more about how it could help your organization meets its training goals.
Hybrid learning is any educational or training program that gives learners the choice of attending a physical classroom or working remotely. The COVID-19 pandemic forced many schools to adopt a hybrid learning model, but companies, governmental organizations, and nonprofits can benefit just as much from choosing it. Here are five of the most important benefits of hybrid learning for remote workers:
Your employees are busy people, and giving them control over when and how they study can make it easier for them to fit training into their packed schedules. Dojo360 allows you to post when in-person events will happen so workers don’t have to dig through old emails for upcoming classes. Our platform also allows instructors to record live sessions, allowing remote learners to experience the same training that their colleagues did and ensure equity for all. Everything is even accessible on-demand so learners can rewatch educational content at their leisure.
If your organization has both on-site and remote team members, it’s easy for the two groups to think of themselves as distinct entities. Hybrid learning can be a great way to integrate the two groups and ensure that everyone is working together to achieve your organization’s goals. Dojo360 includes built-in communication tools such as video chat, message boards, and virtual meeting rooms to facilitate these interactions. Instructors can also assign group projects to promote engagement with the material.
Trying to manage all of the training courses your instructors produce can be challenging, but Dojo360 makes it much easier. Dojo360 allows instructors to use the same courses for in-person and remote learners so they don’t have to do twice the work. If instructors have already created courses on your LMS or LXP of choice, they can integrate them with Dojo360 to keep using them. Likewise, PowerPoint presentations can be imported directly into our platform. Dojo360 offers intuitive dashboards and interfaces to make it easy to create courses and assign learners to them as well. You can even create personalized learning paths to guide learners toward courses that align with their roles.
It can be difficult to accurately measure learner progress in a face-to-face setting, but hybrid learning solves the issue by providing real-time feedback on learner performance. For example, Dojo360 allows instructors to build in-line quizzes at key points of lessons to ensure that learners are ready for the next topic. Furthermore, Dojo360 can grade assessments automatically to save instructor time and allow learners to review any mistakes while they’re still fresh. Attendance is also taken automatically for in-person and remote learners. You will always have the hard evidence you need to help your learners improve.
In-person training requires organizations to hire an instructor, figure out transportation costs, and accept a loss of productivity while team members are training. Dojo360 allows you to use the same training materials repeatedly without paying for the privilege each time. Employees can also train on their schedules, mitigating the loss of productivity. Your organization’s stakeholders will be delighted when you can save money without compromising on the efficacy of your L&D program!
Accessibility is vital to every organization. Dojo360 meets or exceeds all WCAG 2.0 guidelines, ensuring equity for those with visual or sonic impairments. If your remote workers lack experience working from home, training online can help them develop the skills required to do so effectively. Dojo360 is also highly scalable, ensuring that you will be able to train your team effectively even if your organization hires a lot more people.
If you would like to learn more about Dojo360’s features or how we leveraged our e³ philosophy to develop it, we encourage you to look around. We’re confident that you will come to the same conclusion we have: Dojo360 is a game-changer in the hybrid learning sphere.