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Blended Learning as a Means to an End

Barker, Judy and Snookes, Paul (2009) Blended Learning as a Means to an End. Project Report. University of Worcester.


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Over the last few years the Language Centre has repeatedly had to disappoint students who wanted to learn a lesser-taught language or continue studying a more widely taught language at an advanced level. There were simply not enough
participants to make it viable to run such courses. Other HE and FE institutions reported the same problem, which prompted us to investigate whether we could bring
together students from a larger geographical area to boost numbers. Funded by the University of Worcester's Business Partnerships Office the Language Centre piloted two blended learning courses using a combination of face-to-face and
synchronous videoconferencing sessions. Our interest in blended learning was not so much motivated by using technology for technology's sake, but as a means of
bridging the geographical gap between tutors and students.

Item Type: Report (Project Report)
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This Project Report is published in Issue 3 of the Worcester Journal of Learning and Teaching. Worcester Journal of Learning and Teaching (WJLT) is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal published by the University of Worcester to disseminate academic articles, project reports and personal perspectives about Learning and Teaching written by staff associated with the University and its partners.

Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: blended learning and teaching, modern foreign languages, Wimba, Moodle, Worcester Journal of Learning and Teachng
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: College of Arts, Humanities and Education > School of Humanities
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Depositing User: Janet Davidson
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2010 18:42
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2021 09:24

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