Kennedy (2014). ‘The flipside of blended learning’
Blended learning – in which aspects of online and traditional, face-to-face learning and teaching activities are combined – appears well suited to the needs of the lifelong learner. Blended learning could take the best from both face-to-face and online learning models to keep learners connected to their studies whilst immersed in the workplace, or allow for learning opportunities in balance with domestic responsibilities. However, while blended learning is regularly associated with pedagogical innovation, there may be reasons to hesitate before uncritically embracing a blended model for lifelong learning. Read more about advantages and disadvantages of blended learning in the research paper of Dr Eileen Kennedy, research officer at the Institute of Education, University of London.