1. Blended Learning

Note: Review the pedagogical concepts, then answer the "Question regarding learning activities"

Blended Learning has been perceived in various ways, but the most dominant view at present is that is is simply a blend of online and face to face (F2F) learning and teaching.

The concept of “blended learning” acknowledges the following: learning, if not fully online, in many cases now occurs as a thoughtful (Stacey & Gerbic, 2008) blend or convergence of face-to-face interactions and online learning activities (Garrison & Vaughan, 2008; Graham, 2006).

The challenge is thus to create active blended learning environments - not merely in purely online or purely face-to-face environments.


Most of us have done some online work (e.g. searching on the Web, use social media, participated in a webinar, perhaps online teaching) and face to face work (e.g. classroom teaching or learning, attended a workshop or a conference or a presentation). 

In blended learning various types of knowledge converge, such as technological, pedagogical and content knowledge(TPCK). TPAK knowledge (as per the diagram) has become desirable for all the players in blended course creation, namely the academic/teacher, educational designer, educational technologist, professional developer/trainer and the learners.  


There are strengths and weaknesses to both face to face (F2F) and online learning and teaching. You will asked to post your view on the strengths and weaknesses of face to face (F2F) and online learning and teaching in the Week 1 Forum.