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University of Leeds

Blended Learning Essentials: Developing Digital Skills

University of Leeds and UCL Institute of Education via FutureLearn


Why join the course?

Almost every job now involves a range of digital skills, yet employers report a shortage in skilled new starters. This course will enable you, as a teacher or trainer, to develop your learners’ digital skills for successful employment and progress in the modern workplace.

Through real-life case studies, resources and practical support, you’ll be able to help your learners manage their online identity and digital information required for their work. You’ll be shown how to assist learners to create digital content and provide you with tools for communicating effectively and working collaboratively.

Build different approaches for teaching digital skills

Explore the different ways of teaching digital skills and find out how you can apply them to your own subject and teaching approach. This will allow you to prepare learners to meet the demand for digital skills in the workplace. You will test out a number of different exercises and platforms to develop their understanding further.

Teach your learners to create and publish digital content

Creating digital content is a common task across a variety of positions and industries. Teach your learners how to create basic and advanced content, and review the tools available for both the training and the task. You’ll even learn how to help them work collaboratively online, adding another set of useful skills to their repertoire.

This course is open to everyone but particularly aimed at those working in the vocational education and training sector, including: further education, skills training, vocational education, workplace learning and lifelong learning or adult education.


  • The skills for managing online identity and digital information
    • Welcome
    • Raising awareness of digital skills being used in the workplace
    • Ways of teaching digital skills
    • Managing a digital identity
    • Managing digital information
    • Summary
  • The skills for digital content creation and collaboration
    • Welcome to week 2
    • Creating basic digital content
    • Creating advanced digital content
    • Publishing digital content
    • Collaborative digital content creation
    • Summary

Taught by

Neil Morris


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    Eduardo Mórlan
    Undoubtedly, Blended Learning is a magnificent concept for education making the student more responsible and focused on results and the use of technology. I have taken 2 previous courses and each one complements the other and bring us to a new and more advanced level.

    This one happened to be quite demanding, but it was a pleasure to complete what was asked to fulfill.

    For those interested in updated and more recent education, the series is A MUST and a good way to remain in the spearhead, state-of-art idea of how to educate people and making them responsible for their own academic progress.
  • Michael S. Arguelles
    Blended learning enlighten me with the different skills needed by the teachers to prepare their students in facing the technological era. This online course offer so much information a learner could have. It allows you to interact with other takers which in one way you acquire other information from them. Overall, this course bring you to the technological skills that will help you and your learners in the digital era.
  • Anonymous
    I really enjoyed this course and feel that it has benefited me a lot. I am looking forward to completing the other three courses on this micro-credential.
  • Anonymous
    I benefited a lot and looking forward T o apply for other courses.
    The content is rich and well-organised, smooth move from grade to another. Keep it up.

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