How is Blended Learning Delivered?
Blended learning is distance learning with workshop elements. Like our distance learning, each blended module runs for 14 weeks. Each module is split into online and practical units. The distance learning elements are made up of: a printable study guide, videoed lectures and discussions, downloadable podcasts (for listening to in the car), guided reading, interactive quizzes, and an online discussion forum. Therefore, to participate you will need access to broadband that can stream a YouTube video. Workshop elements comprise between 2 and 5 days of practical hands-on experience.
How does it all fit together?
An example of module structure is shown here:
|Weeks 2-3||Units 1 and 2 - introduction to concepts and preparation for workshop|
|Week 4||Unit 3 - two-day workshop|
|Week 5||Trial assignment|
|Week 6-7||Learning material - Units 4 and 5|
|Week 8||Unit 6 - two-day workshop|
|Week 9||Assessed assignment|
|Week 10-12||Learning material - Units 7, 8 and 9|
|Week 13||Unit 10 – one-day workshop|
|Week 14||Assessed assignment|