Blended learning is an approach to education that combines online educational materials and opportunities for interaction online with traditional place-based classroom methods. It requires the physical presence of both teacher and student, with some elements of student control over time, place, path, or pace.  While students still attend "brick-and-mortar" schools with a teacher present, face-to-face classroom practices are combined with computer-mediated activities regarding content and delivery. Blended learning is also used in professional development and training settings. (Wikipedia)

The focus of this course is to provide:

  1. a clear theoretical framework for guiding the implementation of Blended Learning practices in schools
  2. insight into the implementation of successful models for Blended Learning
  3. practical examples of strategies and activities which constitute Blended Learning approaches.
Teachers and principals who complete this program should gain a complete understanding of what qualifies as effective blended learning strategies and activities.