At one time, the major approach to learning was the ‘face-to-face’ learning in a class-room setting. With the arrival of computers and then the Internet, the new approach of e-learning became more popular. Attempts to integrate these approaches led to the concept of blended learning. Of course, this is a ‘small’ and specific definition.
Today, many more learning interventions and approaches exist, and creating ‘the right mix’ of interventions leads to blended learning. Often, some type of e-learning is part of the blend, but not necessarily.
Some professionals suggest that all learning today is, or should be, a blend of different learning interventions, to be effective, relevant and inspiring. From a professional perspective, the chosen blend should be based on a good analysis of the issue to solve and the characteristics and context of the learner.
Want to know more about how to get started with blended learning, check out our blended learning guide.