• I define "Blended Learning" as the combination of face-to-face and virtual learning that characterizes most modern classrooms. "Blended" refers to the mixture of digital media, online sites and face to face teaching and learning that occurs both during classes and outside school. The teacher is no longer the 'font of all knowledge', but more of a facilitator of learning. Someone who can encourage, guide, recommend resources, advise, suggest improvements, monitor student reflections and provide tools for self assessment and evaluation.
  • The "Rise of K12 Blended Learning" is an interesting white paper from the USA that discusses blended learning approaches, examples and challenges.
  • Another good definition of Blended Learning can be found at "Classifying K12 Blended Learning"
  • Experience blended learning here: Hybrid Courses - Best of Both Worlds
  • Blended Learning Toolkit - a free, open resource for improving blended learning outcomes.

Anne Mirtschin and I presented at the "Perfecting the Blend" conference in Ararat in December, 2011 and in Ballarat in 2012. The 2013 "Perfecting the Blend" will be held at Federation Square in December.

Jeff Branzburg has created this colourful cartoon to describe "Blended Learning":
Blended Learning

Created by Knewton and Column Five Media


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