Blended learning or mixed learning for adults in retraining

Written by SeekLMS Correspondent on 14 March 2022

What is blended learning or mixed training?

Blended, in English, means "mixed". The idea of ​​blended learning is to use several learning methods to train learners. If the idea itself is nothing really new, it is the media used that are, especially the online media.

A clever mix of distance training (e-learning or online) and face-to-face, blended learning offers a complete and innovative learning technique allowing a good number of learners to find what they are looking for.

Blended learning, therefore, offers a dynamic approach to training and teaching with the aim of adapting to the educational objective, the profile of its learners, and the organizational context for the impact of the training.

What are the educational objectives of blended learning?

Like all adult training, blended learning has several objectives:

  • maintenance of skills 
  • job retention
  • development of skills and access to the different levels of professional qualification
  • contribution to social promotion and economic and cultural development
  • professional integration or reintegration 
  • professional reorientation

But above all, in terms of pedagogy, Blended Learning offers great teaching flexibility by not imposing any particular learning method but above all, by adapting to the reality of training today. This explains why many companies use this mode of training for their teams.

For example, your company plans to train its entire sales team but cannot afford to send everyone to training at the same time. One solution would be to send some face-to-face, film the training and then transmit this training in e-learning to the others.

What are the advantages of blended learning training?

Blended learning training responds to the changes and new needs of trainees by making them more involved in their training:

Overall Benefits

Complete learning

Blended learning has nothing to envy to traditional face-to-face training and absolutely does not call it into question. It is an excellent complement by allowing trainees to study upstream thanks to the e-learning platform and thus be able to be more active during face-to-face lessons.

Advantages of the face-to-face part

Traditional training where a trainer provides training to one or more participants, it offers many advantages including:

The opportunity to practice

Some business training requires the learning of gestures or the use of machines. Admittedly, virtual reality is developing rapidly and will offer great learning experiences. But at present, this technology is still high in cost. The practical workshop, therefore, remains the most popular solution.

The wealth of exchanges

By exchanging with the other participants and the trainer, you can share your experiences, your emotions, your opinions. These interactions are very enriching both in terms of teaching and humanity.

Advantages of the e-learning part

Based on technology, e-learning has many advantages:


The possibility of studying at any time of the week and of the day is the major advantage of this type of training. This flexibility is particularly beneficial to people with busy schedules due to family or professional obligations by offering them brain time available for learning.

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