Successful Blended Learning Methods with Michelle Parry-Slater

Michelle Parry-Slater joins #IDIODC Feb 22.
February 22, 2023
4 minutes
Michelle Parry-Slater joins #IDIODC Feb 22.

Blended Learning is not a new concept, and the term may feel a bit old. However, it works!

Before technology we had 1 method of instruction: Classroom based learning with student/teacher guides. But as technology and the internet began to grow the world gained many new options. Sadly, this initially led to thoughts of learning solutions that would replace the classroom and the instructor.  

Today, we've all, finally, accepted the fact that learning is a long term process. One training event cannot truly be the only event required for the realization of business impact. We now mix and match self-paced eLearning segments, shorter classroom experiences (sometimes online), and mobile reminders or micro learning. In some cases there may even be virtual reality or mixed reality thrown into the mix.

And with the new Artificial Intelligence, or AI, technologies, there's no telling how many different mixed media experiences one might have to more accurately learn and master a particular topic. There is a lot for us all to learn.

Thankfully, Michelle Parry-Slater joined us in this episode to help make sense of it all. She is an award-winning L&D professional with more than 15 years' experience in the industry. She is the Founder and Director of Kairos Modern Learning, an L&D consultancy specializing in driving a shift from traditional courses to the best of digital, social and face-to-face workplace learning.

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About Michelle Parry-Slater

Michelle is a senior learning and development business strategist, author, and organisation development practitioner. An award-winning workplace learning innovator, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD), the Learning & Performance Institute (LPI) and the Royal Society Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA), Michelle heads up Kairos Modern Learning, a boutique consultancy which specialises in supporting organisations embrace the shift to more impactful people development. Moving the profession forward, Michelle has brought her years of Learning & Development practice and consultancy as author of a globally popular L&D book, The Learning and Development Handbook  

Michelle is on a career mission in people development to drive cultural change from ‘Injection Education’ traditional courses to embrace the best of digital, social and face to face workplace learning. Supporting clients to create effective, efficient, enjoyable and engaging everyday learning cultures in the flow of work, Michelle offers a rare mix of a practical, pragmatic people professional who really ‘gets it’ when it comes to business impact and strategy implementation to get results.  

Michelle works with a variety of clients including national retailers, training providers, third sector organisations, government departments, private corporates, universities and youth organisations. Her ideas are regularly shared at conferences, via webinars, podcasts, industry journals, on Learning Now TV, plus you can find Michelle via her websites or and regularly on Twitter @MiPS1608.


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