Library Vlog #7: Blended Learning

28 May 2019

If you’re familiar with modern education in any way, there’s no doubt you’ll have heard about Blended Learning. It’s is a concept that has risen in popularity over the last few years, with its advantages being lauded by professionals and learners alike. Despite the acceptance of the effectiveness of Blended Learning, there continues to be some ambiguity around its definition. So, just what is Blended Learning? This is what we try to answer in the newest library vlog.

What is Blended Learning?

Most of the definitions for Blended Learning going around emphasise instruction and technology. This is interesting, because the concept is called Blended Learning and not Blended Teaching or Instruction. Therefore, we define Blended Learning from the students’ point of view, using the Oliver & Trigwells (2005) definition:

Blended Learning refers to enriched, student-centered learning experiences made possible by the harmonious integration of various strategies, achieved by combining f2f interaction with ICT.

 

 

Support

UM Library offers a lot of support on the topic of Blended Learning. For instance, we organise workshops about tools and methods and can give (re)design trainings if needed. Also, you can schedule an appointment with one of our experts to go over your problems and/or wishes regarding education. Just contact the Blended PBL Support team via Ask your Librarian.

Author: Barend Last, Blended Learning & Information Specialist

 


This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) License.

 

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