Top tips for getting the most out of blended learning
If you have been out of education for a prolonged period of time, then coming back to study may feel daunting.
If you are choosing to study through blended learning, then please read on for some tips on how to get the most out of it.
1. Make the most of the technology
It can take a while to get used to new learning platforms, but generally, learners will quickly get the hang of it. Those who take a blended learning course actually find that technology, combined with in-person lessons, really makes for an enriched learning experience.
An intuitive platform will let you rewatch recorded online tutorials and retry online tasks that you have been set if you feel that you need more practice. Create group chats with your classmates to share ideas, keep in touch about work, and ask for help.
2. Engage with feedback
Blended learning also enhances your chances for assessing your progress. You can do this through progress reviews, portfolio work and reflective statements. Make sure you participate in any feedback opportunities, as any areas of concern can be built into the next tutor-led session.
3. Ask for help
It may not be easy for tutors to pick up on visual cues during online tutorials. Therefore, if you require any assistance, then you might have to ask. Blended learning means that tutors can dedicate more time to giving personalised support, so it may not be necessary to wait until your next campus session to ask for any help or advice. Colleges have a range of online tools to keep in touch if you do not feel comfortable raising your hand to ask a question. You may feel more comfortable asking a question online.
You may not be entirely familiar with blended learning, but you will quickly adapt, and we are positive you will enjoy the range of options and flexibility it brings!