Tertiary teaching in New Zealand/Blended learning/Why blended learning?
|Tertiary teaching in New Zealand|
|Unit 4: Blended learning|
|Why blended learning?||Objectives | What goes into the blender? | What determines the blend? | Digital natives and digital immigrants | Summary|
Why blended learning?
In Topic Six we talked about how writing helps you to clarify your thinking, and shows your thoughts to external readers. Writing has always been an important component of learning and teaching - but what about the learners who struggle with writing, or the topic that requires visual or kinaesthetic input? Would we learn to play cricket by writing about it? Would we learn to safely handle a dangerous piece of equipment by reading about it? This leads us to the topic of blended learning.
It is strongly recommended that you begin this topic by reading this excellent paper.
Reference as: Dzakiria, H., Mustafa, C. S., & Bakar, H. A. (2006). Moving Forward with Blended Learning (BL) as a Pedagogical Alternative to Traditional Classroom Learning. Malaysian Online Journal of Instructional Technology (MOJIT)3(1), 11-18.