Publication Date

Spring 2016


Today’s learning trends show that with more information and technology available, a globalized workforce, and a changing way we learn, corporate learning particularly manager training needs to meet the following criteria:

  1. Knowledge should be on demand
  2. Information needs to be tailored to individual’s specific needs
  3. Learning should be embedded into business processes
  4. Employees should be able to collaborate to boost learning
  5. There needs to be confidence in the reliability and quality of the information being used.

To meet these needs, successful leadership programs should have a balanced approach. Blended Learning programs include formal training, whether that’s classroom, virtual, or micro-learning, along with informal training through on-the-job experience. A synergistic cycle between formal and informal will generate more learning as new concepts are tested in real situations. Consider several approaches for more effective blended learning


Suggested Citation
Avery, A. (2016). What is the impact of blended learning including micro-learning on manager learning and behavior change vs. impact of classroom learning? Retrieved [insert date] from Cornell University, ILR School site:

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