Through this webinar, discover how Suffolk University is transforming its student experience with blended learning. With the introduction of Next Generation Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) students are provided with a space for collaboration, that supports learning and ensures that students feel part of university life.
Blended learning is an educational approach that allows students to interact with learning resources before and after they are in the classroom. This lets in-person teaching be focused more on the discussion around the learning resources. Students can then be set follow-up tasks based on their in-class learning. VLEs are integral to this process as they host the learning resources, so correct use of them is essential.
The digital component of blended learning must be engaging and productive for the whole learning experience to be successful. Having a platform where students and teaching staff can interact is an integral part of this. VLEs offer a space for students to access course materials and engage with teaching staff, offering a bridge between digital and in-person learning.
This webinar covers the key features offered by VLEs that support blended learning, these include:
- Creation of custom pages to host course content.
- Breaking down course content into smaller clearer steps for students.
- Online interaction through forums and live chats.
- Updating learning resources in realtime, allowing for a continually updated learning experience
- Using data to track student progress.
VLE technology can let teaching professionals have more control and engagement with blended learners away from contact hours. This engagement can improve learning and even enhance in-person teaching. Be sure to watch the full webinar to learn more about how modern VLE technology can support active and blended learning.