Blended learning delivery mode
The Blended learning delivery mode uses a combination of delivery methods and modes. These need to be structured carefully to ensure that the learning needs of a range of learners are met.
Blended learning provides a flexible learning environment, whilst also allowing learners to benefit from group work and face-to-face delivery.
Some delivery methods that could be used in blended-learning delivery mode are:
- print based
- computer based (online learning, CD-ROM)
- audio visual
- video and teleconferencing.
- blended learning will require more up-front organisation and planning, because you'll need to consider the range of Delivery Modes and Methods you'll be using, and prepare for each one
- not all learners cope well with blended learning – they may find it difficult to follow and disorienting to move between different delivery modes.
The advantages and disadvantages of blending-learning delivery mode ...
- Offers great variety for learners, and opportunities to experience a range of delivery modes.
- Caters for a range of learning styles.
- Helps to make learning more flexible and learner-focused.
- Gives you, as the trainer, a bit of variety for your training delivery.
- Offers opportunities for learners to try new things like online technologies.
- More time is required to design and implement a range of delivery modes and methods in a blended learning environment.
- Cost of training can increase due to the resources used, such as teleconferencing and other techniques.
- Works better with mature-aged self-motivated learners, rather than with a young (15-19) VET learner audience.
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