Teaching formats

From the academic year 2018/2019, clarification of teaching formats is now mandatory in the course descriptions.

Thus all teachers must provide one of the following teaching formats as part of their course description:

  1. Face-to-face teaching
  2. Blended learning
  3. Online teaching


In case of questions or doubts
Feel free to contact Teaching & Learning’s e-learning consultants:

Ulla Bergen, 3815 2782
Thomas Rousing, 3815 2228

The 3 Teaching formats

The guide below visualizes the differences between the three teaching formats,
in order to ease the work categorizing the courses for both Study Boards and Course Coordinators.

Face-to-face teaching

  • Face-to face teaching
  • Classroom/on campus based
  • Possible use of online materials and tools

Face-to-face teaching takes place on campus. A minor part of the teaching can take place online but not a substantial part of the teaching and learning activity in total.

Blended Learning

  • A combination of face-to-face and online teaching, which is pedagogically valuable
  • A substantial part of the teaching and learning process takes part online
  • Classroom/on campus based plus virtual classroom
  • Online modules on CBS Learn

Blended learning is a pedagogical valuable combination of face-to-face teaching and online teaching. The Study Board decides whether a course can be defined as a blended learning course or not.

Blended learning can both be a course where online elements replace or supplement face-to-face teaching and a course where face-to-face teaching replace or supplement online teaching.

Examples on online elements: videoes, quizzes, discussion forums, online peer assessments, MyEconLab

Online teaching

  • Online teaching
  • Virtual classroom
  • Few activities at campus may occur

Online teaching takes place outside the physical classroom and students normally do not meet the lecturer and fellow students face-to-face. Few activities may though take place as face-to-face teaching – such as an introductory lecture or Q&A session at the end of the course.

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