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Third-generation Blended Learning

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Definition

Third-generation Blended Learning (3GBL), or "Advanced Blended Learning," is the latest form of Blended Learning instructional model. More than just e-Learning and classroom time, Advanced Blended Learning is designed to take advantage of the latest instructional technologies, freeing experienced Master Black Belts and trainers to focus on live coaching and mentoring and project completion.

In Advanced Blended Learning, all information is now online. The lessons, tests, and tools are tightly integrated with project work. Other components, such as face-to-face and distance coaching, Web and social networking, study halls, live and recorded Webinars, self-directed learning, and realistic, high-fidelity project Simulations, all serve to round out the educational experience.

With this advanced approach, process improvement training has become an immersive and flexible experience. It combines the best of the old, live teaching practices (immediate feedback, learned instructors, and classroom interactions) with the best of the new, technology-based teaching methods (flexibility, interactivity, and self-paced instruction).

Many deployments are using Blended Learning to drive just-in-time training. This model gives them the flexibility to deliver the exact tools and training their staff needs at the exact time they need it. It’s the very definition of Lean training.

External Links

MoreSteam.com materials on Blended Learning, including components, resources, and benefits - http://www.moresteam.com/blended_learning/ "Advanced Blended Learning: A Concise Primer" article from the Process Excellence (PEX) Network - http://www.processexcellencenetwork.com/training-and-talent-development/articles/advanced-blended-learning-a-concise-primer/