Blended Learning Essentials: Embedding Practice

This is the second part of a course for the Vocational Education and Training sector to promote effective use of blended learning.

Blended Learning Essentials: Embedding Practice

  • Duration 3 weeks
  • Weekly study 4 hours
  • Certificate Available
  • Accreditation Available More info
This course is part of the Blended Learning Essentials program, which will enable you to explore the essentials for teachers, trainers & managers developing blended learning.

Why join the course?

This is the second part of the Blended Learning Essentials course, which will build upon the content of the first part, covering issues such as learning from experience and tackling difficult challenges with the help of blended learning.

If you are working in further education, skills training, vocational education, workplace learning, lifelong learning or adult education, the course is designed to support you as a professional who wants to use blended learning to make more effective use of technology to support your learners.

By the end of the course, you’ll be able to:

  • integrate new technologies into courses, and learning and training opportunities;

  • propose ways in which new technology can help to address key challenges in the VET sector;

  • develop your own skills further and contribute to the sector’s community knowledge of the optimal uses of blended learning.

This course has been created with the generous funding of the Ufi Charitable Trust.

Learn together with your colleagues in the vocational education and training sector

This online course will be supported by a group of dedicated Digital Champions. They will help you connect with teaching and training professionals who understand the practical, everyday challenges of using blended learning in your sector. This way you will have access to colleagues with the experience to answer questions, to discuss ideas and share problems.

Start learning with part 1: Getting Started

This course is run in two parts. Ideally, to take the Embedding Practice course, you will have previously taken the Getting Started course, although it is not essential.

Credits

The course offers peer assessment of assignments and the curriculum is mapped to accreditation frameworks including CMALT. Statements of Participation are available to learners who complete the course.

This course has received CPD accreditation and will count towards the learner’s CPD requirement.

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Who is this accredited by?

The CPD Certification Service: This course has been accredited by the CPD Certification Service, which means it can be used to provide evidence of your continuing professional development.

When would you like to start?

Most FutureLearn courses run multiple times. Every run of a course has a set start date but you can join it and work through it after it starts. Find out more

Who is the course for?

The course is free to attend and open to all. It is particularly aimed at anyone working in the Vocational Education and Training sector. Whether you are directly supporting learners or delivering training, or managing courses, this course will help you use blended learning more effectively.

Time commitment

The course is designed to be completed in around 4 hours per week. All activities have recommended times and there are plenty of resources and activities for you to explore further if you’d like to do more on a particular topic. You can join the course at any time as the resources are always available.

Who will you learn with?

Diana Laurillard

Diana Laurillard

Chair of Learning with Digital Technology, Knowledge Lab, UCL IOE.
Developing a global community of teachers around the Learning Designer

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Neil Morris

Neil Morris

Dean of Digital Education and Professor of Educational Technology at the University of Leeds. For more information see: https://essl.leeds.ac.uk/education/staff/156/professor-neil-morris

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Who developed the course?

University of Leeds

As one of the UK’s largest research-based universities, the University of Leeds is a member of the prestigious Russell Group and a centre of excellence for teaching.

UCL Institute of Education

Founded in 1902, as a teacher training college in London, the IOE is now a world-class research and teaching institution.

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You can buy a Statement of Participation for this course — a personalised certificate in both digital and printed formats, to celebrate taking part.

$54.00