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Blended Learning

Did you ever wonder why some people are so good at learning specific skills or information, while you or someone else may not be? It's easy to think you're just “not good” at learning material; but actually, it's more likely the material is just not being presented in a way that makes it easy for you to understand. Decades of research has shown that people learn best in different ways, or styles, and most of us benefit most from a learning environment that uses multiple styles to increase engagement and understanding. You've probably experienced this yourself without even realizing it; that's because most tasks naturally use this blended process.

Even something as simple as baking a cake can use multiple learning “types” to get the best result: You watch a cooking show where a cake is made; your read the recipe; and then you engage in hands-on learning when you actually mix up your ingredients and pop the batter in the oven. That's three types of learning – and “all” you've done is bake a cake.

Topics: Blended Learning