Designing Tranformational Blended Learning From First Principles

Course structure and content  

The course is structured around a real workplace task, in which each participant designs their own blended learning course they are planning to offer in the forthcoming semester.

In designing their course, participants go through a systematic, robust and scientifically-rigorous process grounded in the first principles of instruction synthesized from the contemporary theories of learning and instruction.

Participants study key academic texts and real-world examples from corporate learning and higher education settings, carefully selected and synthesized by the instructor to help participants understand relevant theory whilst working on their own real-world practical task of designing an effective, instructionally-sound blended or online course.

Participants are offered regular individual guidance and formative feedback by the instructor, as well as peer-advice from other participants at all steps throughout designing their blended learning course. The tutor offers individual guidance and feedback in the format best suited to each participant (by prior agreement) such as via email, Skype/Zoom/Teams or in person on campus if appropriate.

The course is grounded in an innovative approach to blended learning developed and implemented in higher education and corporate learning settings internationally. Pioneered by Professor Anoush Margaryan and her colleagues, this cutting-edge approach to blended learning has been published and highly cited in impact-rated academic journals as well as receiving an Excellence in Research to Practice award from the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD).

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Oct 24 2022


Anoush Margaryan


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