Blended learning is ‘better’ learning.
Okay, I don’t know if someone actually said that but I think that it does hold some merit. Sometimes all it takes for us to deeply learn a new topic is to be exposed to similar content across a variety of different channels and at different times.
It is for this reason why many university programs implement some form of blended learning. Students have individual study time, instructor time, virtual learning opportunities, and self-paced courses all based the same content. It is complete immersion.
If you are using LearnDash to deliver online courses then you have a powerful learning tool in your hands – but – you should always be looking for ways to enhance the learning experience for your students.
There is not a hard-set rule on the best ways to do this since it often depends on your current learning culture and the topic of your course(s). However, if possible you may want to look into ways to supplement your online coursework with a live event or a virtual classroom.
Live events are an entire different animal and is a topic that warrants its own article. Virtual classrooms offer a good “between” solution between strictly online learning and in-person events.
There are many platforms that you can leverage for this kind of blended learning engagement. What’s more, you can connect LearnDash to these platforms (for example, GoToMeeting) by using our Zapier integration.
Or you may consider using a platform like WizIQ and connecting to it with this free integration.
You could also take advantage of free tools like Skype or Google (though from my experience the professional tools like the ones listed above usually offer a better, more professional experience).
The point is that your learning program may benefit from blended learning. Offering your students a variety of ways to interact with the content, with you, and with one another could go a very long way towards improving completion metrics.