Blended learning

 

Blended learning means creatively blending learning resources and media in different learning settings to offer diverse learning solutions and opportunities. In many ways, adult literacy tutors have probably already been practising blended learning for years - using authentic materials, going on field trips, study visits, agreeing non-classroom based projects – all these tasks and activities use blended learning approaches.  A blended learning approach to teaching and learning can be of great benefit in allowing learners to learn outside of traditional and time constrictive learning settings.

In 2012 we did a blended learning evaluation project with ESOL learners evaluating the use of www.writeon.ie as a part of traditional face to face centre based tuition.  Participating organisations were invited to take part in an evaluation of this blended learning approach with a view to documenting how the literacy centres worked with www.writeon.ie and NALA to deliver blended learning opportunities to adult literacy learners. 

You can read the full report here.