In the first of this week’s webinars, Nicky Hockly, contributing author to The Cambridge Guide to Blended Learning for Language Teaching, explores what a fully flexible approach to blended learning can look like, and how an incremental approach to blended learning can be implemented by individual teachers and within schools.
There is a growing interest in blended learning, but what is it? Blended learning is a mixture of face-to-face and online learning, where some elements are delivered face-to-face and some online. So what are the benefits of using the blended learning approach?
Models of blended learning
There are different models of blended learning, for example, there’s flipped, mostly f2f, 50 – 50, mostly online and fully online. Let’s consider the flipped classroom, this is like a back to front classroom, learners view short lecture videos at home and class time is dedicated to performing exercises, projects and discussions.
How can you implement blended learning?
There are six steps you can use to implement the blended learning approach.