Blended learning combines the best of available teaching tools, giving students personal instruction on campus while also allowing them time off campus to complete assignments. According to a study by the U.S. Department of Education, blended learning or “face-to-face enhancement” has many advantages over both traditional classroom instruction and exclusively online courses.* The report points to the adaptive nature of blended learning and explains how many students perform better with the format. Does a combination of online and in-class learning sound right for you? Here are 5 reasons you should explore your blended learning options:
Flexibility: A top reason students like blended learning is because they get to learn in a time and place that’s convenient for them. Blended learning programs support distance learning so you can get your education even if you can’t make it to campus. Do you have a job? Or children? Sometimes it’s not always easy to fit school into your busy life, but blended learning programs allow you to do just that.
Time to focus: Have you ever gotten really interested in a subject only to have your teacher put the brakes on because there was something else that needed to be covered? With blended learning, you decide what’s important to you. If you’re really interested in learning more about privacy laws in healthcare, you can! You stop when you want to.
Independent study: The use and access of technology means you get to work at your own pace as you complete assignments and projects. You decide how best to accomplish your week’s assignments in a way that works for you. Then, you can plan out your questions or points of discussion and bring them with you when you come to campus.
Individualized attention: Students aren’t the only people who benefit from blended learning. In traditional classroom settings, instructors often can’t move along or slow down because they are always working within the limited time and confines of a classroom. With blended learning, your instructor can work with you in the classroom or use online tools to reach out to you individually. They can help you achieve your goals at a pace that’s right for you.
Preparation for the future: A blended learning program will teach you the foundation you need to build your career. As you learn and work with its online collaborative tools, you will also learn a lot about technology and adaptability. And nothing says more about your preparedness for the future than your desire and ability to always keep learning –and adapting to new technologies!
Are you ready to learn a new career? At Career Quest Learning Centers, we offer all our programs on campus or in a blended-learning format where you come to campus two days a week to focus on lab work, while completing the rest of your assignments online. Give us a call today to learn more at 877-385-6781.