The ways of Training and Learning in the corporate space are changing. With the advent of technology-enabled learning, corporate trainers are exploring newer ways of reaching out to learners. From a very ‘course-centric’ focus, trainers are now leaning towards ‘learner-centric’ models which require learners to take a more active role in their own learning..
One such learner-centric model being talked about in corporate learning circles is the Flipped Classroom model. This model, which makes online lectures available to students, was first introduced in the K12 structure to help absent students catch up faster. Instructors soon realized that they could use the concept to provide entire lectures online, and then use the face-to-face classroom time for interactive exercises like discussions, queries and other activities that encourage concept mastery.
In the corporate scenario, e-learning has been very successful in making course material available anytime and anywhere. This has, however, not diminished the importance of classroom sessions, and a blend of both mediums – e-learning and classroom training – is often considered best for engaged and effective learning. The strength of e-learning is that it is available as per the needs of the learner and offers a pace that seems comfortable to the learner. Classroom sessions are great for peer interactions, interactions with SMEs, and other inter-activities. The flipped classroom is a perfect way of blending e-learning and classroom training and utilizing the best of both worlds.
The flipped classroom offers several benefits in a corporate scenario:
So while the benefits of a flipped classroom are plenty in the corporate scenario, is it a practical solution? At G-Cube, we created a flipped classroom learning solution for a leading training organization that had, until then, relied mainly on classroom training.
This organization had been organizing training sessions for businesses for more than 20 years. They swore by the strength of a classroom session for connecting with the learners. But, over time, they realized that they needed to empower their learners more in order to keep up with the needs of the modern workplace. G-Cube created a technology-enabled solution for them that helped them increase training effectiveness.
The flipped classroom model is thus not just a concept but a reality that is being embraced by a growing number of forward-thinking organizations. Our experience of creating a learning solution based on this model has been largely successful, and we look forward to sharing our future innovations with the flipped classroom. To know in detail about our innovative solutions, write to [email protected]
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