Before there was e-learning, we could of course also choose from various learning options, of which classroom education was by far used the most. With the introduction of e-learning a lot of people immediately think of an online course. Of course that is a great choice, but there are a lot of other options.
So what kind of online learning options are there? What kind of learning activities can you use in your blend? Well, for example you could think of these:
- an online course that offers knowledge
- a webinar, which is an online class in which you can share knowledge and discuss with others
- an online test that allows you to test knowledge
- an online forum in which learners can exchange experiences about their learning process
- an app that offers the right knowledge at the right time
- collecting interesting information in an online protected environment (like Yammer)
- a game that imitates real situations. Thanks to automatic feedback in the game the knowledge and skill of learners will grow filling in an online list of questions search and use information online
There are also a lot of options offline. You can share a small part of knowledge (“There is a new protocol about subject X. Not much has changed compared to the old situation, but there is 1 difference, namely…”) via email or during a meeting. In healthcare jobaids are often used: super short instructions that are the size of a credit card on which you can read the most important information quickly. Also references, protocols, guidelines and other reading materials can be used.
In healthcare there is the skillslab, which is a place used to train certain skills. And of course you can also think of other offline meetings in all shapes and sizes: an afternoon for reflection, a classroom training or a lecture.