Does blended learning change what learning is?

Posted in Teaching on October 14th, 2020 by steve

“The biggest change that Covid-19 has brought to academic practice might be the adaption of our traditional approaches to learning to a unfamiliar world of flexible, hybrid, and online learning and teaching. So how do the concepts of pedagogy, andragogy and heutagogy fit into new approaches in learning and teaching? …” (more)

[Rivers and Holland, Wonkhe, 14 October]


Making the transition to blended learning as an educator for the first time? Some tips to ease the transition

Posted in Teaching on May 10th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“There has been large growth in the availability of programmes of Higher Education (HE) via remote means over the past 10 years with the aim of facilitating an ‘anytime anyplace’ approach to learning. This is driven by the need for the HEIs to provide flexible learning opportunities as well as a desire to attract students from wider pools …” (more)

[Mary Rose Sweeney, Faculty Diary, 10 May]


FutureLearn is UK’s chance to ‘fight back’, says OU vice-chancellor

Posted in Teaching on December 20th, 2012 by steve

“Following the launch of the UK’s first Mooc platform, Martin Bean talks to Claire Shaw about ‘blended learning’ and why UK higher education can’t afford to bore international students …” (more)

[Guardian Professional, 20 December]

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Three fears about blended learning

Posted in Teaching on September 22nd, 2012 by steve

“At a recent meeting of The Philanthropy Roundtable, a few hundred people were wrapping their heads around ‘Blended Learning’, the latest and most promising next new thing in education. Most in the audience were funders focused on education, and, judging from their body language and comments, most were sold on the idea …” (more)

[John Merrow, Washington Post, 22 September]

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