Blended Learning

Blended learning courses and training are:

  • Not traditional “distance education” courses
  • Not entirely online
  • Not simply traditional classes with a Web site
  • Online time replaces some classroom time
  • Not just transferring information to the Web
  • Involves an extensive course redesign
  • Not all alike
  • Many different formats and schedules are possible

Most importantly, in this view, blended learning represents a shift in instructional strategy. Just as online learning represents a fundamental shift in the delivery and instructional model of distance learning, blended learning offers the possibility to significantly change how teachers and administrators view online learning in the face-to-face setting.