Why a Mix of Online and In-Person Learning is Best

May 5, 2016

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3 reasons why a mix of online and in-person learning is the way to go

So you’re ready to jump back into learning and are tossing up whether you want to enroll in a traditional university or study online. What if we told you you can do both? Learning online with a mix of in-person classes is called blended learning. This style of education comes with a variety of great benefits for both you and trainers. Read on to learn a bit more about them.

It switches things up

Having to sit in a classroom and listen to a trainer for an hour can mentally taxing. It’s hard to stay switched on day in and day out. Sometimes you’ll zone out or otherwise get lost during what might be an integral part of the lesson. Similarly, studying online can be an isolating experience that can cause people to check out whenever they get bored. But a mix of the two learning styles keeps things fresher. Blended learning allows you to benefit from the best of both worlds. You won’t have to spend hours each week listening to a trainer, but you also won’t feel stuck studying on your own.

It offers a chance to use different media

As discussed, blended learning features both in-person learning and online learning. That means instructors and course creators can use heaps of different media to get their points across. A great example is a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. With blended learning, trainers can not only teach traditional lessons, but students can then, while studying online on their own schedule, view videos and other digital media that can help them learn more about the behaviours of children. 

It provides more information for Trainers

Sometimes it can be hard for trainers to figure out what exactly they should be focusing on during class sessions. So, let’s say you’re taking Certificate IV in Bookkeeping. Instead of retreading over things you and other students have already shown you know on tests and quizzes, trainers can take your online progress into account and review concepts that have given you and other students the most trouble, therefore making your learning experience more efficient and beneficial.

Taking advantage of all the great benefits of blended learning gives you a chance to get the most out of your education when you otherwise might think you’re unable to. Check out some of the great courses BCA National, one of Australia’s most trusted RTO’s, offers and start your blended learning journey today.