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Study type: Online

Starts: Anytime

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Improve high-quality and mature blended learning practice in higher education

On this course, you’ll explore emerging practices in blended learning and get introduced to a maturity model developed in a partnership of seven European higher education organisations.

You’ll work through debates related to the conceptualisation and practice of blended learning, as well as examples of blended designs at course, programme, and institutional level.

This course offers a platform to share your experience of blended learning, evaluate and advance the maturity of your blended learning practices, and innovate blended learning methods in the wider context of digital transformation.

What topics will you cover?

This course will:

  • Introduce concepts of blended learning, blended teaching, and blended education

  • Introduce a reference model to assess the maturity of blended learning practices in course, programme, and institution levels at higher education

  • Include topics that look into critical dimensions of blended learning, such as relations between beliefs and practice, institutional culture and leadership, and post-digital thinking.

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

  • Available now

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for higher education institution leaders, particularly those involved in leading the design, implementation and research into blended learning (e.g. those leading learning technology teams, those directing academic programmes, and heads of academic departments). The course also covers topics relevant to learning technologists, practitioners, and researchers who are interested in blended learning related research and implementation strategy.

Who developed the course?

The University of Edinburgh

Founded in 1583, the University of Edinburgh is one of the world’s top universities and is globally recognised for research, innovation and high-quality teaching.


EMBED is a strategic partnership about innovation in higher education by the implementation of blended education, co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union (2017-1-NL01_KA203-035288).

European Union

This project has been funded by the European Union.