Skip to 0 minutes and 9 seconds These are all examples of learning in action. These young people are engaged in problem solving, making decisions, being creative, learning from mistakes. This is what learning should be like, and all these examples are triggered by digital technologies. Of course, not all learning can be done with technology. Sometimes learners need to be working with teachers, with each other, practicing their manual skills, or social skills, or business skills, and sometimes, just quietly reading and thinking. That’s why using technologies is called blended learning. In this course, we will look at the optimal blend of technology-based and conventional methods. Many practitioners in the vocational education and training sector now use blended learning, but it’s not easy.
Skip to 1 minute and 3 seconds The technology keeps changing, strategies and policies change, employers want a more responsive curriculum, and VET practitioners are having to learn these new digital skills whilst also carrying on doing the teaching and the training. The focus all through the course is on how technology can help with meeting the challenges you face as a professional. Can it offer more flexibility? Does it encourage independent learning? Is it cost effective? Can we improve assessment and feedback? Does it increase workload? How can we use it to be more responsive to learner’s needs and employer’s demands? During the course, you’ll be watching and interacting with other professionals in the sector to find out what they do.
Skip to 1 minute and 53 seconds That’s the best way to keep pace with all the exciting opportunities the digital world can offer to educators. You can study the course in around four hours a week using your desktop computer or mobile device. So please join us, and discover what it takes for blended learning to be embedded in your everyday practice.