Step 1.1: What Is Being Blended?
Blended Learning requires Instructors and Designers to consider a range of variables that they can “control” in terms of place, time, and learning experiences. Blended Learning creates a learning environment that considers learning along a continuum of practice.
Download our handout Considering a Blended Learning Continuum (note: this continuum will be addressed in the Step 1.6, Accommodating the Reality of Access).
- Time & date at which module starts and ends
- Periods of time students are able to participate
- Pace of learning
- Time that assessment occurs
- Sequence in which topics are covered
- Choice of topics covered
- Number of learning activities to be completed
- Level of difficulty
- Assessment standards
- Prerequisites for module participation
- Social organization of learning (group or individual)
- Times available for support
- Choice of who decides what modes of flexible learning are available
- Language of communication
- Time and place support is available
- Methods of obtaining support
- Types of support available
- Places for studying
- Delivery channels (e.g. lectures, tutorials, internet, podcasts)