Blended learning is an educational method, where online learning is combined with face-to-face teaching. There are several ways of mixing learning activities:
- Flipped classroom – which starts with an on-line asynchronous activity, followed by face-to-face meeting to discuss any open issues and perform hands-on-training.
- Online follow-up events organized after face-to-face small group sessions.
- Online activities can also be part of face-to-face teaching.
Important is that blended learning supports active learning by students and that online activities are not left isolated from the rest of educational activities. It is the role of the teacher to consider which learning objectives are best suited for online activities and for which it is better to meet with the students in person.
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