LEARNER ENGAGEMENT IS NOT A MYTH!

We all aspire to create better engagement with our training and development. But in reality, learner engagement is always the biggest challenge for HR managers, especially for language training as it requires long term commitment to get achievements.

We all aspire to create better engagement with our training and development. But in reality, learner engagement is always the biggest challenge for HR managers, especially for language and business training as it requires long term commitment to get achievements. The good news is it doesn't have to be just a pipe dream!
 
Today, we talk about how to make engaging learning in your organization a reality. 
 
 
I. Interaction play the most important role in English training
 
 
Interactions in language classrooms are important social activities for students through which they not only construct knowledge, but also build confidence and identity as competent language users (Luk & Lin, 2007). In an in-depth ethnographic study of teacher-student interactions in Hong Kong, Luk and Lin (2007) found out that students develop multiple identities through their classroom interactions with their language teachers. 
 
Interaction in the classroom refers to the conversation between teachers and students, as well as among the students, in which active participation and learning of the students becomes vital. Conversations are part of the sociocultural activities through which students construct knowledge collaboratively. 
 
When students engage in interactions, they produce “symmetric dialogic context” (Mercer & Dawes, 2008:66) where everyone can participate, get respected and get the decisions made jointly. Students’ participation in interactions, therefore, can help them enrich their linguistic resources and build their confidence to communicate with others in English.
 
 
II.  Online training can only replace classroom training when it is designed professionally and maximized the interactivity.
 
Most of online training platforms now are designed for self-paced learning ONLY or for live virtual classroom training ONLY; some has both but not well-connected. Do they really meet the learners’ needs and demands? Let's have a look of the below chart and analyze:
 

   Case 1:  Self-paced learning ONLY

This model is considered as supplementary for classroom-based training only. It even could affect learners adversely in case the instructional design and content are not created professionally and creatively.

   Case 2:  Live class room training ONLY

This model is more interactive ! However, if its built / designed structure is unorganized and unscientific or if it is operated with poor student services could create low level of learner engagement and retention. 

 
 

 III. IBI e-Leaning is a school that is built online!

1. Self-pace learning and live instructor training in concert


The harmonious combination between eClasses (self-pace learning) and eConversations (live instructor training) effectively helps students improve their English and business skills and perfectly replace classrooom learning.  

2. Innovative teaching method

 


IBI exclusive teaching methodology, the project-focused system (PFS), is a comprehensive resource addressing all key aspects of English and Business Teaching. This methodology is considered as the innovation based on the cream and strengths of well-known international methodologies such as the project-based learning, the case method and the hands-on teaching. 

 

3. Small class size

Schanzenbach, D. W. (2014). Does Class Size Matter? National Education Policy Center Policy Brief. “This policy brief summarizes the academic literature on the impact of class size and finds that class size is an important determinant of a variety of student outcomes, ranging from test scores to broader life outcomes. A small class increases rate of student attendance and engagement as well.

Understanding interaction is one of the key of learner development so we limit our online class size at 6 students / teacher to maximize learner's immersion.

 
 4. Teachers
 
Our teachers are carefully selected and well-trained for online classes. At IBI, we know that only great teacher can conduct the live virtual classes successfully. So, we only hire excellent teachers!
 
 
5. eReport
 
Our eReport provides a management system for you to handle course registrations, administration, tracking and reporting. eReport allows businesses to quickly and easily monitor and maximize their progress.
 
Moreover, Businesses are authorized to log in the management system to see your talent's progress, scores and skill development organizationally and individually.
 
 
 
 

 

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