Tertiary teaching in New Zealand/Blended learning/Why blended learning?

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Why blended learning?

  Topic Seven

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.

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On successful completion of this section, you will be able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the practical application of blended learning skills and tools in a New Zealand context;
  • Identify differences in academic skills required between educational contexts and develop skills not already held, necessary for the New Zealand context.;