What is Blended Learning?
EMT's Blended Learning
Our blended learning approach certainly challenges the norms especially in first aid. It combines digital education with practical hands on class-room time to provide a very flexible, high quality and most importantly, consistent learning approach.
Blended Learning transforms the learning approach
There are a very broad range of definitions. We are very clear that our blended learning (or Hybrid approach) uses online technology to not just supplement, but radically transform and improve the learning process.
Does Blended Learning Work?
A key point is that we know that not all learners actually 'learn' in the same way. This is not a particularly novel concept, but it is an important one. Our approach seeks to cater for the various learning styles and offer learners a choice of how they want to learn taking into account their likely learning styles.
There is a lot of evidence to support the principle of blended learning e.g. A 2010 meta-analysis published by the U.S. Department of Education, students exposed to both face-to-face and online education were more successful than students entirely in one camp or the other.
What's the downside?
No educational model is one-size-fits-all, and some blended approaches are probably more effective than others. EMT's approach in first aid has been tested with learners with fantastic results in terms of learners feeling they had a greater depth of knowledge. The other key benefit is that classroom time has more focus on practical skills application and scenarios.
As blended learning becomes more common, we will all be likely to understand and implement it better. Yet even now, early in the game, blended education shows promise, making this an exciting time to be a student.
What if I am not comfortable using PCs?
Don't worry. You will not be forced to undertake you learning through the blended approach if you don't want to. It is just one of the choices available to you for learning!
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