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Lesson 6: Summary

What we've covered

In this learning module, you have explored four blended learning models that can be used in a variety of course contexts. These learner-centered models encourage students to take more responsibility for their learning, as they engage in learning activities across face-to-face and online environments, which increases engagement, perseverance, and commitment (Ismail et al., 2018).  

The combination of different methods of content delivery, pedagogical approaches, technology, learning activities and assessments makes blended learning a flexible design choice to increase course accessibility, knowledge retention, and transferability of skills. 

Review of the blended learning models

Blended face-to-face model

Combines onsite and face-to-face learning primarily based in the classroom.

Blended online model

Learning occurs predominantly online with practical applications completed face-to-face.

Flipped model

Students are assigned pre-work to be completed online and expected to participate and engage in collaborative activities face-to-face. 

Rotational model

Students rotate between different modalities on a customized schedule (lab/classroom/online).

Additional resources for designing a blended learning course

Different resources can be used to evaluate the quality of the blended course. Thoughtful integration of technology in the blend should be evaluated at different levels of course design, from a single learning activity to the overall course, in terms of improving student engagement, knowledge accessibility and retention.

Blended and Online Workshop Series (BOWS)

The BOWS series are sets of interactive workshops offered through the Taylor Institute of Teaching and Learning that focus on pedagogy and practice of blended and online learning.

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BLEND – A Model for Designing a Blended Learning Activity

Use this worksheet to help you integrate learning activities in the face-to-face and online learning environments.

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Blended and online learning instructional design

Design, develop, and assess meaningful student learning experiences inside and outside the classroom.

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Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning workshop calendar

Visit this site for comprehensive teaching development courses and workshops on a range of topics and issues for blended and online learning. 

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Lesson checklist

  • A review of the four blended learning models

  • Additional resources for designing blended learning courses

  • Information on how to connect with an instructional designer to discuss blending your course 


Ismail, A. O., Mahmood, A. K., & Abdelmaboud, A. (2018). Factors influencing academic performance of students in blended and traditional domains. International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning, 13(02), 170–187. 

More lessons

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Lesson 1: Getting started with blended learning

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Lesson 2: Blended face-to-face-model

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Lesson 3: Blended online model