Thursday, March 24
12:10-12:30 PM
Scarbrough 3

Ensuring effective flexible learning through blended learning

Best Practices ID: 47805
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    Nanda van der Stap
    University of Applied Sciences, Utrecht
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    Stephanie Edwards
    University of Applied Sciences, Utrecht
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    Hans van Bergen
    University of Applied Sciences, Utrecht

Abstract: This paper discusses how Flexible Learning can be implemented through blended learning at the teacher trainer college of the University of Applied Sciences, Utrecht, Netherlands. To ensure quality blended learning programmes, it is essential that teachers developing blended learning courses are trained, particularly in relation to applied methodology. To understand how best to implement blended learning at the teacher trainer college extensive research was carried out, the findings of which were made available to the University’s teachers in the form of a content-based, yet hands-on blended training programme with TPack as its exit point. The student results showed a marked improvement when following a blended learning course developed by teachers who were trained in the programme as compared to blended learning courses developed by non-trained teachers, In addition, the results of the blended courses (which were developed by trained teachers) showed a vast improvement of the non-blend

Presider: Henry Gillow-Wiles, Southern Oregon University


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