What Benefits Will Hybrid Learning Bring?

What Benefits Will Hybrid Learning Bring?
Summary: Switching to a hybrid learning model requires an investment in time, money, and effort. For leaders, it is important to weigh the risks and rewards of adopting a hybrid learning model. 

What Are The Top Hybrid Learning Benefits?

There are many considerations that must be weighed when analyzing the merits of introducing a hybrid learning model. In my previous article, I talked about the opportunities for virtual or eLearning solutions. In this post, I'll explore hybrid learning benefits and how to strike a balance between traditional and online learning.

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4 Hybrid Learning Benefits To Consider

Greater Consistency

One of the knocks against in-person training is that it can be inconsistent, depending on who does the training. But even the best presenters can miss something if they are distracted or have an off day. Digital training solutions are created once. Everyone receives the same training. This offers consistent, flexible training at scale, which allows for greater knowledge transfer and retention.

Long-Term Cost Savings

There is no question: adopting new methods and processes that go beyond your existing in-person training will require an investment in technology (training platforms/subscriptions), personnel training, and time. There may also be outside consultant costs to hire video, animation, or VR/AR specialists. This is often money well-spent, as outside experts help guide you through an unfamiliar process and accelerated implementation.

Another consideration that is often overlooked is that once online courses and modules are in place, it frees up your trainers to focus on their primary job roles. As mentioned earlier, online training can also reduce costs associated with in-person training programs: including flying in an accommodating off-site employee.

Time Savings

Breaking learning into digestible chunks across multiple mediums saves time for learners as well as training professionals. As mentioned above, it reduces travel. Since courses can be taken at any time, employees do not necessarily have to take time away from their job to train. It can be done on evenings and weekends: or outside of regular office hours.

Improved Outcomes

It is critical to determine whether hybrid learning will actually increase productivity and performance. The evidence is that if done properly, it indeed can. This is largely due to the greater consistency that comes from standardized presentations. As with traditional training, testing can be used to validate understanding and comprehension.

Striking The Balance Between Traditional And eLearning

Striking the right balance between traditional training and online training can be difficult. Unlike in-person or virtual learning alone, hybrid learning requires a more intentional, strategic approach from leaders to be successful.

As is evident, hybrid learning empowers training professionals with the flexibility to create programs that seamlessly transition between real and virtual settings, just like employees are now accustomed to in the hybrid work environment. This notwithstanding, creating a hybrid program that succeeds will come down to taking an intentional approach that considers learner preferences, delivery methods, and more.


Download the eBook Hybrid Learning: The Ultimate Guide To Customizing Learning Experiences For Your Team by The Learning Network to discover how you can launch personalized hybrid learning programs for your remote workforce. You can also join the webinar to explore a roadmap for customizing learning experiences with a leading industry expert.