Blended Learning For Soft Skills Development
Interest in delivering blended programs is growing with the increasing desire of Canadian organizations to empower workplace learning. The focus of this project is to compare the learning impact/outcomes of four different blended learning strategies for soft-skills development. It will involve York University’s Institute for Research on Learning Technologies, Schulich School of Business, and hundreds of Scotiabank employees who will be randomly assigned to parallel course offerings using different blending strategies: self-directed e-learning, a blend of classes and e-learning, a blend of coaching and e-learning, and a blend of stretch action-learning projects and e-learning. Learning impact/outcomes will be evaluated and compared using a multi-method research approach.