Blended learning has been defined as “the fusion of educational technologies and teaching in physical and virtual environments to enhance the student learning experience” (USC Blended Learning Strategic Plan 2014-2016). Two of the key strategic intentions that were formulated as part of the strategic planning process are (i) to demonstrate an increase in the adoption of blended learning as a core teaching approach at USC, and; (ii) to create greater consistency of student experience across courses and programs as a result of using blended learning [practices]. To enable this, a group of Blended Learning Academics was formed to represent each School at USC. Plans for each School were developed in association with Heads of School and are now in the process of being implemented. This presentation provides a review of progress to date and proposed next steps.
2015 Learning & Teaching Week: Teaching Visions: Seeing Teaching in New Ways, Sunshine Coast, Australia 14-18 September 2015