Blended Learning is a student centred, flexible, self-paced, multimodal approach to learning. It is the teaching practice that intersects traditional face-to-face teaching and online teaching. It is an increasingly popular instructional model that is helping schools and their communities address issues of student engagement, challenges of student achievement, access to staff professional learning and the expectations of 21st century learners. It requires all students to draw on their prior learning, acquire new knowledge and tap into their creativity to fashion new solutions to real world problems utilising a range of synchronous and asynchronous tools.
A blended learning approach allows teachers to blend Quality Teaching practices with the increasing availability of contemporary ICTs and appropriate technological hardware within the P-12 classroom environment.
The purpose of this resource is for teachers to develop understandings and strategies to facilitate learning in a blended environment. This resource will assist teachers in blending Quality Teaching practices with contemporary ICTs and appropriate hardware to maximise student educational outcomes.
This work has been developed collaboratively between the NSWDET Country Areas Program Regional Consultants in conjunction with the NSWDET Rural and Distance Education Unit. It is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.5 Australia License. © 2010
Suggested further reading
- The Blended Learning Resource can be downloaded below in both Word and PDF formats.
- Educational Origami is a blog and a wiki, about 21st Century Teaching and Learning.
- 21st Century Fluency Project
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