Blending Formal and Informal Learning at EMC

I just quick wanted to share this blended learning graphic from EMC, a provider of information infrastructure systems (and thanks for letting me use it!).

Because they’ve acquired over 35 companies in the last five years (and have 50 new product launches each quarter), they have 10,000+ people who need an in-depth understanding of products. I would call that a boatload.

I like how they used this three level approach. The formal components include rapid eLearning (Articulate), virtual classroom, and live instructor-led and workshop. Informal learning involves audio and video podcasts, best practice sharing in communities, and coaching and mentoring. EMC used an analytical framework where the level of objective determines the blended learning methodology and delivery approach. A nice model, isn’t it?

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Blending Formal and Informal Learning at EMC

I just  wanted to share this blended learning graphic from EMC, a provider of information infrastructure systems (and thanks for letting me use it!).

Because they’ve acquired over 35 companies in the last five years (and have 50 new product launches each quarter), they have 10,000+ people who need an in-depth understanding of products. I would call that a boatload.

I like how they used this three level approach. The formal components include rapid eLearning (Articulate), virtual classroom, and live instructor-led and workshop. Informal learning involves audio and video podcasts, best practice sharing in communities, and coaching and mentoring. EMC used an analytical framework where the level of objective determines the blended learning methodology and delivery approach. A nice model, isn’t it?


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