(MoreSteam: Columbus, OH) -- MoreSteam.com, a global provider of online lean Six Sigma training, and Smarter Solutions, the world-class lean Six Sigma training and consulting provider, announce the launch of a blended online lean Six Sigma training and certification program that combines MoreSteam’s online technology with Smarter Solutions’ Integrated Enterprise Excellence (IEE) lean Six Sigma training. Available now through Smarter Solutions, these blended courses deliver self-paced process improvement training supported through convenient, interactive, and individualized remote coaching sessions.
The Smarter Solutions IEE Blended Online Black Belt training program uses online self‐paced training tools and remote meeting software to provide students with an excellent, rigorous, and convenient training experience. The e‐learning portion comprised approximately 155 hours of self‐paced modules that cover the complete DMAIC (define‐measure‐analyze‐improve‐control) road map. Each student receives one‐on‐one remote coaching sessions throughout the course with an assigned certified Master Black Belt. Students also receive five bound textbooks that cover the contents of the course and can access the online materials for 365 days at any time through an Internet connection and browser.
The Smarter Solutions IEE Blended Online Green Belt course follows the same structure as the Black Belt course, with 84 hours of self-paced online modules with the extensive one-on-one remote coaching. This blended model includes the textbooks used and referenced throughout the courses that provide the student with detailed references long after the completion of the training, as well as lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification.
“In this difficult economy, individuals and organizations of all sizes are turning to blended learning as a way to realize high-quality training at a lower cost,” notes Bill Hathaway, CEO of MoreSteam.com. “This course offers the best of both worlds: the flexibility and interactivity of MoreSteam’s superior online training and the recognized expertise of Smarter Solutions’ trainers and coaches. We’re very pleased to partner with Smarter Solutions and support their adoption of the blended learning model.”
Blended learning, a training model that integrates multiple live and online learning activities, is now a well-accepted method of training in private and public institutions. A growing body of research has pointed to blended learning—also referred to as the “flipped classroom”—as a more effective method of teaching than e-learning or face-to-face instruction alone because it reduces costs, provides scheduling flexibility to students and instructors, and makes best use of the live interactions with instructors and coaches. With blended learning, students have little to no travel requirements and can fit their learning to their schedule rather than interrupt their workflow and lives with dedicated classroom sessions.
Smarter Solutions’ Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Blended Learning training and certification program costs $6,995, and Blended Online Green Belt training and certification costs $3,995. Both courses can start at any time. Students will need to complete a project and must purchase Minitab software separately. The list of certification requirements is available upon request. Upon certification, the student will receive a certificate and plaque acknowledging her achievement. To learn more about this course, visit the Smarter Solutions website and register to watch the free recorded webinar, “An Online Black Belt Training That Equals the Classroom Experience.”