So how was your January? We know that it’s always tricky getting back into the swing of things after the Christmas break but we have found a way of easing that initial adjustment period for both you and your students. Our amazing, new and FREE Blended Learning materials not only reduce the burden of creating course materials, but they help with learner engagement and increase retention particularly with learner’s commitments that require an extra bit of flexibility.
Our current units available are;
- Presentation Skills
- Study Skills
- Referencing and Plagiarism
- Report Writing
- Academic Essay Writing
- Apply to HE (Personal Statement Writing)
- Health Care
A little about Blended Learning
Blended learning is where online learning is blended with classroom based learning. Therefore, the aim of Open Awards blended learning materials is to provide the online content part of this blend.
Our online content has been designed to provide learners with a “chunk” of learning that either covers a learning outcome of an Access to HE Unit or gives a subject overview. It has been structured to:
- Introduce the learner to the topic
- Develop the topic
- Formative tests
- Stretch the learner with further reading
- Help build study skills
- Leave the learner working at Level 3
- Leads the learner back to class
For learners each unit comes with a Knowledge Input Tracker. This is a companion workbook that follows the online content and focuses the learner to write what they have learned online and what they need to specifically to ask for help in understanding. It is in the form of a Word document so learners can print and complete it by hand or can complete it electronically. In addition, the workbook aids the learner with their study skills in note taking too. In addition to the online content, we have included handouts and other useful paper-based resources too.
For tutors we will provide a Purpose Statement so that it will be clear what has been covered online, to what extent and why. So that you can understand how the online content can fit in with further classroom study and preparation for assignments.
For more information on our Blended Learning materials just head here