24/03/2021

Blended Learning in Teacher Education & Training – Findings from Research and Practice

Online learning – particularly when offered at scale in the form of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) – offers the potential to address the constant, global need for more teacher training. Nevertheless, there are many reasons why teachers may be hesitant to study in a fully online programme.

In this context, a modified face-to-face learning experience may be considered as option to augment an otherwise, online course. Such blended approach to teacher education and training needs to be carefully considered to achieve a meaningful integration between face-to-face and online learning, considering how these complement and enrich each other. The report "Blended Learning in Teacher Education & Training – Findings from Research and Practice" offers a review of existing research on the topic of blended learning in teacher education and training as well as a summary of three recent examples from across Europe.

In 2019, the European Schoolnet Academy – the first European MOOC platform for teachers – launched an annual Thematic Seminar series for teacher trainers and policy makers addressing key topics originating from the experience of running MOOCs for teachers.

The report is based on the outputs from 2nd European Schoolnet Academy Thematic Seminar "Implementing Blended Learning in Teacher Education & Training – Findings from Research and Practice" held in December 2020. The recording of the Seminar is available online.

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