In this post I'll focus on what blended learning and formative assessment are and why we are considering them together. Future posts will include why we are considering them at all and how we will be investigating them during our Hardie Fellowship!
What is Blended Learning?
In essence it is the integration, to a greater or lesser degree, of online or digital learning with traditional face-to-face learning.
There are many models - and no fully agreed upon definition - but one way to think about blended learning is the degree to which learners are engaging in face-to-face or online learning combined with the degree to which their learning is in a synchronous (lock-stepped) or asynchronous (self-…