What online learning is: Self-directed and often short learning modules delivered via your organization’s LMS.
When to use online learning: Use online learning to let you and your employees:
Learn at their own pace and with a focus on what they need when they need it.
Free up HR and managers to focus on helping employees with other skills and development needs that require more hands-on, live (even if virtual) training.
Supplement virtual or in-person learning to reinforce key skills and concepts.
Master or refresh skills such as:
Industry knowledge and concepts
Individual development skills such as time management and communication
What is virtual learning: Generally conducted as live, synchronous sessions using video collaboration tools such as Zoom.
When to use virtual learning: Use virtual learning anytime you help employees learn through:
Peer-to-peer interaction without having to fly them to a physical location.
A shared set of skills, knowledge, and experiences.
A learning journey in which employees share application, experiences, and insights over time.
What is in-person learning: Usually in-person learning is simply virtual learning conducted on site and, as implied, in person.
When to use in-person learning: Use in-person learning when time and physical availability allow and to enable similar learning objectives as those for virtual learning:
Enable peer-to-peer interaction.
Develop a shared set of skills, knowledge, and experiences.
Facilitate a learning journey in which employees share application, experiences, and insights over time.