Unlocking Possibilities for Today's Workforce 🔥🔥🔥

Jan 12 / KoD Learning


With so many online training options and diverse workforce requirements these days, it can be challenging to decide which is best suited to support your organizational and personal development goals.

This article provides a list of training styles and modalities with the gist of them, to help readers navigate through the many options available and unlock virtually endless possibilities for workforce development 🔥🔥🔥

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With so many online training options and diverse workforce requirements these days, it can be challenging to decide which is best suited to support your organizational and personal development goals.

This article provides a list of training styles and modalities with the gist of them, to help readers navigate through the many options available and unlock virtually endless possibilities for workforce development 🔥🔥🔥

Though not exhaustive, this list has some of the most common training styles available out there:

(in alphabetical order)

Augmented training involves the use of technology, such as virtual reality or augmented reality, to enhance the learning experience and make it more immersive. This type of training can help technicians to visualize and practice tasks in a simulated environment, which can increase retention and proficiency in their work.

Blended learning combines online and in-person instruction. It may include a mix of self-paced online learning and traditional classroom instruction.

Distance training is delivered over a distance, usually through the mail or the internet. It may include printed materials, CDs, and online resources.

Expert-led training is very much like standard instructor-led training but delivered by senior or master instructors that are experts in their fields with specialized knowledge and skills. Experts are uniquely equipped to draw from their experiences for enhancing effectiveness and learning experience. Expert-led training might be delivered in classroom or virtual settings, and include lectures, discussions, workshops, and hands-on activities.

Flexible delivery training combines mixed modalities with flexible options to allow learners to personalize their work and complete the training at their own pace and on their schedule.

Hybrid training combines online and onsite instruction. It may include a mix of self-paced online learning and traditional classroom instruction. Unlike blended instruction, this one is not focused on either online or classroom approaches, but instead leverages online and digital tools in the classroom for increased personalization, engagement, and enhancement of the learning experience.

Instructor-led training is delivered by an instructor in classrooms or virtual settings, including lectures, discussions, and hands-on activities, with direct interaction with the instructor and other learners.

Mixed modality training or Integrated instruction combines different modes of delivery, such as online, in-person, virtual instructor-led, and self-paced learning.

Online training takes place entirely over the internet and can be completed at any time and location. It usually involves self-paced learning materials, such as videos, quizzes, and interactive activities.

Online training with coaching combines self-paced online learning with one-on-one coaching from an expert.

Onsite or classroom training is delivered in person, at a specific location, such as a training center or an employer's facility.

Remote training is similar to online training, but it is delivered remotely by an instructor or facilitator. It may include live webinars, video conferencing, and other interactive tools.

Virtual instructor-led training is delivered by instructors through virtual platforms, such as Zoom or Webex. It may include live webinars, video conferencing, and interactive tools.

Differences between instructor and expert-led training

Instructor-led training is a style of training where a qualified instructor, regardless of seniority and experience level beyond qualification, leads a class through a structured curriculum, while expert-led training is led by senior or master instructors who are experts in the field, and able to enhance the learning experience beyond curriculum content by leveraging their curated knowledge and skills in their subject matter.

Both types of training allow for direct interaction with instructors and other learners, but as expert-led training is delivered by senior subject matter experts, these could bring more into the mix to make learning more engaging for new and experienced learners alike.

Recommendations

Though there isn't a one-size-fits-all ideal approach, at KoD, we believe that to accommodate to the complex work environment, busy schedules, and diverse learners' needs and styles of today’s workers, a combination of flexible and mixed modalities with online coaching could be the ideal solution for most members of the technical workforce, including fiber optic technicians. Combining these, allows workers to learn at their own pace and on their schedule. This approach also eliminates the need to take time off work or travel to a specific location for training, resulting in less work disruptions and cost savings. The flexibility of this combined training approach also means that technicians can fit their learning around their work schedule, giving them leeway to manage their time for training completion.

Additionally, flexible and mixed modalities allow technicians to learn through a variety of methods, such as online, in-person, and self-paced learning, which can help keep the training interesting and engaging. Online coaching allows for personalized instruction and support, which can help technicians apply their knowledge and learnings as related to their jobs, making the training more relevant and effective.

As we can see, there are many options available to support today's complex, flexible, and ever-changing workforce. Understanding these can support the design of tailored approaches for maximizing ROI, promoting outcomes that maximize benefits and desired results, as well as create endless opportunities for workers today and tomorrow!

If you need more information, at KoD we are always available for free consultations. We provide consulting, training, and turnkey workforce solutions.



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Post by: Jerry Morla, who is KoD's Founder and has delivered workforce and training solutions for Fortune 500, Tier 1 telecom service operators, and customers around the world, as well as many academic courses for undergraduate and graduate programs. He has a Masters in Business Administration, Masters of Science in Leadership, and a Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology and Online Instruction. He is a Master Instructor for the Fiber Optic Association and certified PMI Project Management Professional.


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