Technology in HE teaching: blended learning and beyond

Article from the Guardian – http://www.guardian.co.uk/higher-education-network/blog/2012/feb/06/blended-learning-in-higher-education?CMP=twt_gu

Blended learning, where online learning opportunities are offered along side traditional face-to-face sessions, is growing in popularity in HE. In an interview on the Guardian Higher Education Network, David Ward, acting VC of University of Wisconsin, Madison, said that his greatest challenge today is to “figure out blended instruction.”

But despite the growing uptake of blended learning across educational institutions – particularly in the US – there is still some misunderstanding about what blended learning is and the ways in which it can enrich teaching and learning. A common misconception is that blended learning is the same as distance learning and some worry is that it loses the emotional connection between teacher and student. Read more …http://www.guardian.co.uk/higher-education-network/blog/2012/feb/06/blended-learning-in-higher-education?CMP=twt_gu

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