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Pisces Learning Innovations Ltd.


Learning Strategy

Benefits to you....


  • Customised courses and programmes that suit the needs of your organisation and target important learning outcomes.


  •  Flexible blended learning approaches that offer more than one method of delivery to suit a range of learning styles.


  • Convenient and accessible programmes, so that learning can continue at any time and place.


  • Cost effective programmes relying more on ‘resource based learning’ and less on ‘face to face’ instruction








“We can help you to define a strategy that ensures ‘best fit’ with your organisation’s development aims, culture and budget.”

‘Blended Learning’ is widely recognised as the progressive way forward by educationists and trainers. We can highlight suitable delivery methods for consideration within your chosen blend.

What is blended learning?

Programmes of ‘flexible blended learning’ include more than one approach to delivery and often include distance learning, whether in digital computer or paper based formats. This can reduce reliance on expensive conventional face to face delivery,  widening access , improving flexibility and often reducing costs long term.

Different learning approaches belong to one of three categories, each with different pros and cons. A flexible blended learning programme may select approaches from each category below or restrict itself to approaches from just one.

1. Facility based learning (Synchronous)

Synchronous facility based approaches require the learners,  teacher or facilitator and learning resources to be present together in the same facility at the same time.

This form of conventional teaching and instruction can be very effective, as learning is by its nature an interactive  social activity and dependent on feedback. Face to face delivery should be included if possible, particularly at the beginning of a blended learning programme to help a group of learners to ‘gel’.

2. Distance learning (Synchronous)

Some distance learning approaches are synchronous, requiring learners and their teacher or facilitator to be engaged in learning at the same time, but not in the same place.

Although not as social, effective support can be provided through various means, as ‘real time’ communication can be encouraged and facilitated. By its nature, there is a greater reliance on ICT such as web and video conferencing.

3. Distance learning (Asynchronous)

Distance learning approaches that are not dependent on real time communication between learners and their peers or learners and their tutor are known as ‘asynchronous’. The learner can learn at any time, and, with the use of portable communication devices, in any place that suits them.

More information and examples of these three delivery approaches are available as a pdf document on ‘Blended Learning Strategies’