Blended learning for soft skills development: testing a four-level framework for integrating work and learning to maximize personal practice and job performance


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'Blended learning' refers to combining different kinds of instructional approaches, like face-to-face learning and coaching, with a variety of technologies, including discussion boards, e-content, and conference calls. This research study compares the learning outcomes of four different blended learning strategies for developing the 'soft skills' that enhance job performance and personal interactions. The four strategies range from a very loose coupling of personal learning with job performance to a very tight coupling. The results showed that some individuals excelled in each of the...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Skills and knowledge; Workforce development; Teaching and learning

Keywords: Online learning; Learning method; Workplace learning; Learning style; Flexible delivery; Generic skills; Soft skills

Published: [Ottawa, Ontario]: Canadian Council on Learning, 2012

Physical description: xiii, 133 p.

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Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Document number: TD/TNC 108.306

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