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Course Overview

Improve high-quality and mature blended learning practice in higher education

On this self-directed course, you’ll explore emerging practices in blended learning and get introduced to a maturity model developed in a partnership of seven European higher education organisations.

You’ll work through debates related to the conceptualisation and practice of blended learning, as well as examples of blended designs at course, programme, and institutional level.

This course offers a platform to share your experience of blended learning, evaluate and advance the maturity of your blended learning practices, and innovate blended learning methods in the wider context of digital transformation.

  • Introduce concepts of blended learning, blended teaching, and blended education
  • Introduce a reference model to assess the maturity of blended learning practices in course, programme, and institution levels at higher education
  • Include topics that look into critical dimensions of blended learning, such as relations between beliefs and practice, institutional culture and leadership, and post-digital thinking.

This course is designed for higher education institution leaders, particularly those involved in leading the design, implementation and research into blended learning (e.g. those leading learning technology teams, those directing academic programmes, and heads of academic departments). The course also covers topics relevant to learning technologists, practitioners, and researchers who are interested in blended learning related research and implementation strategy.

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
  • Describe and critically discuss the conceptualisation of blended education
  • Apply key principles of blended learning for programme/course design
  • Assess and analyse the benefits and challenges of blended education
  • Evaluate the quality of blended education
  • Demonstrate critical understanding of the relationship between beliefs and practice in blended learning and teaching