Step 1.4: The Role of Technology

Technology is often defined as a tool that enables a human capability.  In the case of Blended Learning, one of the capabilities we need to enable is access⁠—access to community, expertise, content and learning opportunities.

The spectrum below illustrates the way in which the role of technology in education changes as we move from a 100% physical environment to one that is 100% online.

Spectrum illustrating the role of technology in education, from a minimal role in face-to-face education to a maximal role of facilitating learning in an environment that is 100% online.

The Technology Spectrum. Image credit: Susan Crichton and Sharon Hanna, UBC Okanagan.

Explore these sites for access to UBC-supported learning technology tools

and tips for getting set up for Blended Learning.

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