This post is provided by guest blogger, Victoria Kral, graduate student University of St. Francis, Joliet, Il., MS Training and Development program
Blending college coursework adds connections, collaborating and flexibility to the student’s college experience. Blending courses with a face-to-face atmosphere and eLearning offers students the chance to keep abreast with online technologies that they
can use in real world experiences while meeting in class needs of communication and collaboration with their peers. Blending these two worlds in learning is a proactive and cost-effective approach for colleges and universities. I believe in the future we will see more universities and colleges adapting to this way of learning.
I highly recommend reading these 2 articles for educators who are looking to add a blended course to their curriculum. The articles go over the ease of online learning and the proactive lifestyle that students can achieve with a blended format. They also brush up on the importance of having technology in place to handle students learning remotely. Another interesting point is that e-learning is better for the environment, less paper=education is going green!
Gupta, P. (2016, July 13). Blended learning and its impact on higher education worldwide. In EdTechReview. Retrieved from http://edtechreview.in/trends-insights/insights/2438-blended-learning-in-higher-education
Gupta, S. (2017, November 11). 9 benefits of eLearning for students. In eLearning Basics. Retrieved from https://elearningindustry.com/9-benefits-of-elearning-for-students