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This unit provides a conceptual framework for investigating and designing blended modes of delivery in contemporary tertiary educational settings.

This unit will be offered in Semester 2, 2020.

Please note: This course is for VU staff only.

Unit details

In this unit, participants will investigate, design and develop blended learning in a tertiary setting using an inquiry-led approach.

Participants will explore contemporary conceptual and theoretical blended learning frameworks and principles to underpin designs and approaches suitable for diverse learners and their contexts. They will also explore the potential learning affordances of digital tools to inform the design and development of an authentic blended learning experience.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students are expected to be able to:

  • appraise and recommend contemporary blended learning frameworks and principles suitable for diverse learners and their contexts
  • propose and justify a blended learning design underpinned by an appropriate framework and principles in order to promote the learner experience
  • create a constructively aligned blended learning product informed by pedagogical design and incorporating digital learning tools
  • collaborative with peers to inform student learning within a blended learning environment.


Assessment type Description Grade
Review Appraise blended learning frameworks and principles (1,500 words). 20%

Propose and justify a blended learning design (1,500 words).

Project Create and peer review a blended learning product (approximate word equivalence 2,500 words). 55%

Required reading

There is no required textbook for this unit. Recommended readings will be advised in the VU Collaborate space for this unit.

How to apply

You can apply for this unit as part of the Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Education.