Blended Learning – Now a real consideration for many educators
Blended Learning is gaining traction in many educational sectors. The OECD recent publication, Teachers as Designers of Learning Environments, includes blended learning as one of a number of innovative pedagogies. There is a growing interest in designing learning experiences where there is a mix of online and face-to-face learning. The following video provides a nice overview of what blended learning can look like.
However, there is no one blend and every organisation will typically create their own blend. A recent EU project, Blend4VET, which focuses on supporting the Further Education and Training sector to design and implement blended learning experiences for their learners.
The site contains a set of case-studies that captures how a number of institutions embarked on introducing blended learning into their organisations. In addition to the case-studies the project has created an online course and a toolkit to assist organisations engage in blended learning.