Blended learning is a blend of online learning and traditional face-to-face learning, with one enhancing the other. Online learning enables students access to courses from a remote location, freeing teachers and students from face-to-face meeting requirements. Blended learning is a flexible approach to the design, development and delivery of learning and teaching. Instruction may occur in the classroom, online or in both settings. A blended learning approach is student-focused, with the potential to offer a more robust educational experience.
Advantages of blended learning:
- enables flexibilty in course design and delivery
- enables flexibility of access to course materials, activities and assessments
- supports synchronous and asynchronous learning
- can help students develop independent learning skills