About this topic
Blended Learning, where technology and traditional methods of delivery are integrated seamlessly together, is a powerful tool for the educator, especially so in Higher Education.
Technology is an integral part of our world today, and an integral part of most learners’ experiences. Technology has the potential to enhance the learning experience, making it more interactive, facilitating inquiry-based learning and providing learners with different ways of viewing a subject or accessing materials.
Blended Learning can include a range of approaches, such as:
- integration of technology into didactic teaching, to increase engagement or convey information in a powerful or more-meaningful way
- the use of technology to support questioning or information-searching during class
- the use of software platforms to facilitate communication, either within the class or outside of it
- the use of technology to enable students to view a problem from different points of view
- developing Digital Literacy skills and an appreciation of how technology can be used as a tool to support learning.
Use of Blended Learning is potentially challenging for both students and academic staff, who may be unfamiliar with technologies, both in how to use them and in understanding what you can use them for.
This section of the Learning Hub aims to provide practical examples of how technology can be used to enhance the learning experience, and make it richer, deeper, easier or more effective.
Published 06 Apr 2017 • 10 min read
Published 20 Apr 2017 • 6 mins read
Undergraduate student Shawnee Futers explains how she benefited from the opportunity to study Italian through blended learning with the Languages for All Programme.
TopicsDelivering blended programmes
Published 22 Jul 2021 • 8 mins read
This extended Pecha Kucha presentation from the 2021 Learning and Teaching Conference introduces 26 Learning Technology and Digital Education tips and tools to help with workload planning, teaching or enhancing the student digital learning experience
TopicsWays of learning | Digital & Information Literacy | Designing for distance learners | Flipping the classroom | Delivering blended programmes |
Arrendeep Gill and Rachel Barker
Published 21 Jul 2021 • 7 mins read
This Pecha Kucha presentation from the 2021 Learning & Teaching Conference discusses teachers facilitating connection between learners in order to create purposeful learning environments.
TopicsWays of learning | Designing for distance learners | Delivering blended programmes | Facilitating group work |
Published 22 Jul 2021 • 15 mins read
Dr Anna Sydor and Dr Dominic Roche
Published 23 Jul 2021 • 7 mins read
This Pecha Kucha presentation from the 2021 Learning & Teaching Conference explains how they have designed a healthcare postgraduate module using a flipped classroom model approach, in which students are provided with all the learning materials at
TopicsWays of learning | Flipping the classroom | Delivering blended programmes | Facilitating group work |
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