What is blended learning?

Blended learning is an opportunity for a ‘thoughtful fusion’ (Anderson and Vaughan, 2008) of regular face-to-face teaching with learning opportunities created online.

Why blend?

Increasingly students will have an expectation of utilising technology for learning and, when carefully planned, a blended approach enriches teaching.

For students, it provides more opportunities to explore resources, to collaborate and discuss, to receive timely feedback and to take a more active role in constructing their learning.

For teaching staff, blended learning is an opportunity to experiment with new pedagogies and techniques, to get to know students better, to develop learning communities, to enhance peer teaching and to ease workload with computer aided assessment.

How we support blended learning

We offer guidance to Colleges and teaching staff relating to the integration of learning and technology. We provide support for: