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Free Online Course - Blended Learning Essentials

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Free Online Course - Blended Learning Essentials
by Hilma Wright - Monday, 12 October 2015, 10:19 AM

Free Online Course - Blended Learning Essentials


This is a reminder that this course is starting on November 2nd and there is still time to register.


About the course


If you are working in further education, skills training, vocational education, workplace learning, lifelong learning or adult education, this free online course is designed to help you understand the benefits of blended learning and how to make more effective use of technology to support your learners.


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


  • use a range of effective blended learning practices and pedagogies to improve your learners’ experience and attainment
  • understand how the many free and affordable technologies now available can enhance teaching and learning, and
  • approach new technologies with confidence, designing a pedagogical approach to make the best use of these tools


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.



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


This course is currently seeking CPD accreditation and will count towards the learner’s CPD requirement once it has been confirmed certified.


Duration: 5 weeks @ 4 hours per week




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, 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.


For more information and to register your interest navigate to this link