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The different types of learning

02 May 2014

Total Training Solutions use a variety of learning techniques, offering flexibility for our customers and an assurance that you can achieve your new certification in a way that is convenient and effective for you. There are four main styles of learning offered by Total Training Solutions, however due to the fact that digital learning is still very much in its early stages, the lines between these different styles of learning can still be somewhat blurred...

Classroom: This is the most simple and straightforward mode of learning. It takes place in a classroom or centre and most closely resembles a traditional mode of learning. Total Training Solutions have over 800 trainers and 37 training centres throughout the UK, so you will never be more than a short drive away from your nearest classroom learning facility.

Virtual: Virtual learning is where the use of IT plays a key part. Virtual learning is similar to classroom learning in that a teacher conducts a class with students, however with virtual learning, no face-to-face contact is required. Instead, the class is taught via a computer. Virtual learning has all the same benefits as classroom learning, but is accessible from anywhere with an internet connection.

Online: Online learning is similar to virtual learning, although it is less instructor-led. Where virtual classes are scheduled like a regular class, online classes allow students to create their own schedule. This allows for learning at the student’s own speed, and is often used for training large groups. Online courses are also often cheaper as they do not require the expense of a tutor or instructor.

Blended: As its name suggests, blended learning is a combination of traditional classroom learning and virtual or online learning. These courses are perfect for those who benefit from face-to-face contact with teachers, however do not have the time or the means to attend entirely classroom-based courses. Blended courses may also use a combination of assessment techniques, such as exams to complete electronically, coupled with essays handed in to a tutor or instructor.

Over the next four weeks, we will be talking you through each type of learning style, and explaining its benefits and drawbacks. Until then, you can find more information about the virtual courses we offer, or if you are curious about how a specific course is taught, you can send us a message through our contact form. You can also feel free to call us on 0800 612 1299 with any other enquiries.

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