Question for you: what’s more effective in aiding employee learning–elearning courses or classroom training?
We asked the noted learning expert Dr. Will Thalheimer to answer that question. And presenting information from his Does eLearning Work? white paper and metastudy, the simple answer he gave was: classroom training < elearning < blended learning solutions.
(If it’s been a while since you last attended math class, that means classroom training is less effective than elearning, which is in turn less effective than blended learning solutions that use both classroom training and elearning.)
But….there’s much more to the answer than that. And in fact, that simple presentation of the answer isn’t just incomplete, it’s misleading.
So we encourage you to read this interview with Dr. Thalheimer to learn more about the effectiveness of elearning and classroom training, and to learn more about how to make both more effective.
If you’ve been reading along lately, you know we’ve also published interviews with Dr. Thalheimer on the topics of smile sheets, spaced learning, and learning maximizers and myths, and more recently we’ve had interviews on common training evaluation methods and Dr. Thalheimer’s own, still somewhat-new LTEM learning evaluation method.