Rationale for Blended Learning
Educational implications of a more digital world
Our current students do not know a world without the internet; the education they experience must match this reality. Supportive technology offers unprecedented but often unknown and underutilised opportunities to strengthen education. This is particularly relevant for entrepreneurship education, given the focus on stimulating autonomy, creativity, and curiosity. Although lots of money is being invested in innovating education with ICT, the current reality remains characterised by the insufficient connection between the educational vision and educational practice, and hobbyism is lurking. Teachers and their environment must develop new skills to fully utilise ICT’s potential. This website contains information about how to get the mix right; the main blended learning applications, design tools and practical examples. This site offers teachers a helping hand and insights to those who support or supervise teachers.
Craftsmanship for contemporary teaching; a tough challenge
Although technology offers unprecedented opportunities to strengthen education, craftmanship is required to realise this. Teachers not only need the knowledge of content and didactics; they must also be able to embed technology in their lessons in a way that ensures that their students are receiving the education they deserve. Additionally, they must pay attention to both individual and collaborative learning – a tough challenge.