The Entrepreneurship related track of The Goa Project 2016

Beth Caldwell


Eight things you should know about blended learning

Submitted Jan 13, 2016

To guide you through what blended learning is and how it works, as well as to provide an insight into the key ingredients for successful blended learning.


Blended learning is one of THE buzzwords in education and training and it’s a game-changer. But what exactly is it? Why is it proliferating, how does it work and what do you need to do it? Can student-centred models and self-directed learning really work? Where do 21st Century skills come into this (and what exactly are they, anyway)? How can it replace more traditional methods of instruction, and how can we persuade learners that it can? I believe I have some useful answers for all of the above, based on hands-on experience as both a trainer and learner.


Speaker bio

Beth has been working in the field of English language teaching in various countries around the world since 1999. She’s always been passionate about the role of technology in education and what exciting opportunities it opens up. She’s currently the academic lead for blended learning and quality standards for the British Council, India and is a trained-e-moderator. She has been involved in designing, developing and delivering the British Council’s myEnglish blended learning English language courses which launched in 2015.


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