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Online Course

Blended Learning Essentials: Embedding Practice

University of Leeds via FutureLearn



Technology has fundamentally changed how we learn, making it more engaging but also challenging. This course shows how to embed blended learning practices in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector. You will explore how new technology can assist learning from experience, how it helps overcome challenges in the sector, and will develop your own skills and discover the optimal uses of blended learning. With over 90% satisfaction rate on its previous runs, this course will support implementation of blended learning in your practice.

This course is open to everyone, but is particularly aimed at those working in further education, skills training, vocational education, workplace learning, and lifelong learning or adult education. We provide a range of accreditation pathways, whether you are directly supporting learners or delivering training and seek to use blended learning more effectively.

Time commitment

The course is designed to be completed in around 4 hours per week, with optional further reading in addition. 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 at any time during the course.

Taught by

Neil Morris and Diana Laurillard

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4.3 rating, based on 10 reviews

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  • Tiziana Angiolini completed this course.

  • Barbara Berry completed this course.

    I loved this course it hit the mark spot on. I work with faculty in Higher Ed and I was curious about how this MOOC might help them to undertake their course designs. I be that it will. The MOOC is extremely well designed from a learning stance and the interface is really clear, clean and intuitive. The instructors were right there all the way and summary at the end of each week was excellent. Lots of great content, discussions and a good model for those interested in blended learning in Higher and Vocational Ed.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    Excellent course with useful insights into ways of embedding technology in learning. Interesting to hear what learners think. A look at tracking learners and evaluating costs and time issues related to the development of blended learning. I like the way the course was structured with a list of topics for each week and the videos were very helpful.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    This course provides a thorough introduction to the issues surrounding embedding Blended Learning including learning analytics, cost and effective change management. It provides an opportunity to discuss approaches with other professionals and introduces some useful tools and research.
  • Maria Pascua completed this course, spending 7 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    Informative, thorough, active participants and excellent mentors. It will take much more than 4 hours a week if you are really interested in the topic. The course will be available after completion so you can always go back to it. Highly recommended.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    This course was well designed and contained a mix of materials, videos, articles, discussion and the normal student comments. As the preamble to the course states, technology is advancing and teaching is changing and so I wonder if some of the reports which are included, which are now in excess of five years old and some of the case studies need to be updated to keep up with technology. The practical demonstrations of a model platform were very clear and informative.Having the transcripts of the videos was certainly an advantage as in one or two places the audio was not as clear as perhaps it could’ve been, which was probably more of a challenge for those who do not have English as a first language.
  • Abdul Samad

    Abdul Samad completed this course, spending 6 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.

    Blended learning essential only to be used in the digital technique I.e the blended learning process is also important for the teacher and students who do well done their homework and work with them and also help students. The first thing to consider the importance after learning this coarse when I completed my first blended learning essential 5 week program on dated 26.5 .2020 with 98% of the total coarse.Now I am too much confident that your majesty had acted honestly with your dedication team specifically you. So i am once again thankful of all of you. Even I have completed 2week of embeded training session during the classes of blended learning essential skills.
  • Ahmad Saeed

    Ahmad Saeed completed this course, spending 7 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    It is a great opportunity for all professionals to enhance the quality of work by studying the Blended Learning course.
    It is carefully designed and in accordance with the on job needs.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    It provides a big picture of what blended learning is, as well as introduces some new digital resources that could be utilized in developing your own blended learning environment.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    Future learn is a good platform to achieve new trends in every aspect of education. This is most useful for teachers

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