University of Leeds Online Course on Blended Learning
This is the second part of the Blended Learning Essentials course, which will build upon the content of the first part, covering issues such as learning from experience and tackling difficult challenges with the help of blended learning.
If you are working in further education, skills training, vocational education, workplace learning, lifelong learning or adult education, the course is designed to support you as a professional who wants to use blended learning to make more effective use of technology to support your learners.
By the end of the course, you’ll be able to:
integrate new technologies into courses, and learning and training opportunities;
propose ways in which new technology can help to address key challenges in the VET sector;
develop your own skills further and contribute to the sector’s community knowledge of the optimal uses of blended learning.
This course has been created with the generous funding of the Ufi Charitable Trust.
Learn together with your colleagues in the vocational education and training sector
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.
Start learning with part 1: Getting Started
This course is run in two parts. Ideally, to take the Embedding Practice course, you will have previously taken the Getting Started course, although it is not essential.
The course offers peer assessment of assignments and the curriculum is mapped to accreditation frameworks including CMALT.
As a course participant you have a number of ways to gain professional recognition and accreditation for participating in the course and as a next step in your professional development including:
FutureLearn Statement of Participation and certified CPD hours for all participants who complete the course;
Accreditation via professional bodies for participants who seek wider recognition of their professional practice;
Paths to post-graduate qualifications for participants whom the course inspires to further study. For full information, please see the guide for participants.
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, or managing courses, this course will help you use blended learning more effectively.
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.