Blended learning commonly describes learning that combines traditional teaching and learning approaches with information and communication technologies. It is anticipated that blended learning will enhance the student learning experience. A typical example of this would be blending online activities with face-to-face sessions. This can mean using the best of the best - the best use of online learning to enable classroom activities to be active and engaging learning experiences (Graham, 2006).
The major aims of Blended learning are to:
From: What is Blended Learning, University of Queensland, 2009.
- use information and communication technologies to support more active approaches to student learning
- support learning activities that extend outside face-to-face sessions
- assist students in being better prepared for face-to-face sessions.