My company is fairly new to blended learning. We went live with the LMS and the first WBTs at the end of last year. Before that we already used webinars for a few topics. The following tools are in use:
- LMS: ILIAS
- WBTS: Easygenerator and Captivate
- Webinars: WebEx
With the release of the WBTs we were able to save three full days of on-site trainings. The main topic of the first WBTs was the use of a quite complex software a lot of people in the company use on a daily basis. Before the going live we taught the working with the software at on-site trainings (about 50 people per month). Now we could reduce3 full day on-site trainings per month and focus more on competence-based trainings.
A big challenge was the acceptance in the company. For now most of the blended learning concepts focus on new employees. We realized, that a lot of the more experienced employees are not interested in the new platform, because there was not much for them to explore. Some manager weren´t providing enough learning-time for our new employees. One of the biggest learning for me would be to involve the management more and to ensure a wide-ranging understanding of blended learning and importance of independent learning.
For now our main goal is to achieve a routine in the administrational processes and to develop more didactical competence, to ensure a motivational blended learning atmosphere.