”Ebba Ossiannilsson, author of the ICDE Insight Paper provides an overview of what readers can expect from this publication.
This ICDE Insight Paper on blended learning, state of the nation, targets a broad audience, especially practitioners, policy makers and leaders. It provides awareness, inspiration, insights, and dialogues into blended learning and the current debates. The report explains that blended learning is based on a pedagogical approach rather than on technology.”
Blended learning involves people as learners, teachers, administrators, technicians, leaders, and managers with a variety of aspirations and ambitions. Clearly, there is a renewed focus on quality, and the blended learning approach is worthy of consideration.
What is Blended Learning?
Numerous definitions have emerged during the last 20 years, demonstrating the wide-ranging nature of the concept, its socio-cultural influences, and its flexible interpretations. Blended learning is part of the innovative transformation of education in the 21st century.
Contributed by: Ebba Ossiannilsson, Vice President of the Swedish Association for Distance Education, Vice President of the Swedish Association for e-competence, ICDE OER Advocacy Committee, ICDE Quality Network, ICDE_ON_BOLDIC, EDEN EC, EDEN Fellow, EDEN SIG on TEL Quality Enhancement, Open Education Europa Fellow and Ambassador.