Blended Learning is a hybrid education programme for students who are looking for the freedom of online learning as well as the opportunity to interact with lecturers and peers face-to-face.
To be successful in your Blended Learning programme, here are a few essentials that will help you along the way:
- Time – Although a Blended Learning degree involves only one Saturday spent in-class per month, it will still be a weekly time commitment. We recommend that you set aside time each week to make sure you are completing all your required coursework. This coursework can include lecture videos, assessments, etc. The amount of time will vary depending on the course you are taking and your lecturer. Remember to space it out throughout the week so you do not get fatigued and/or overwhelmed.
- Up-to-date Technology – Blended Learning programmes rely on a few technologies – including Moodle, Ubicast, and Zoom – to deliver all of your content to you. Make sure your desktop or personal computer is compatible with these technologies so that you can access your class materials and log-in to your class webinars. Google Chrome is the recommended browser for accessing Blended Learning materials. You can test Zoom to make sure your computer can support it.
- Reliable Internet – As much of your class material will be accessed online, it is important that you have a reliably fast internet connection. We recommend that you have at least 3 (Mbps) megabytes per second. Make sure your favourite study spots have a reliable internet connection. You can access class materials on your phone as well, if you want to take advantage of this capability, make sure you have the appropriate data. Test your internet speed here.
Blended Learning does not require any technical computer skills, it is meant to be accessible to anyone who wants to get an education. Should you run in to any problems, however, our e-learning team is here to help. If you have any questions or concerns about any of the technology requirements for the Blended Learning programmes, email our e-learning team.