Blended Learning

A coordinated concept: Blending of in-Person and Digital Education

Blending of in-Person and Digital Education

In blended learning, in-person and digital components are coordinated and interlinked so that synchronous and asynchronous learning phases complement each other. Individual components of regular in-person classes are replaced by digitised learning elements and formats.

The mix of in-person and online learning situations in blended learning approaches can vary greatly. It is often combined with the flipped classroom (or inverted classroom) approach.


  • Flexibility of the learning process (what & when to learn)

  • Promotes self-organisation skills

  • Social media components in the Moodle course ensure less formal interaction

  • Games, quizzes & tasks in the Moodle course create playful learning scenarios (gamification)

  • Fast communication & quick personal feedback is possible via Moodle

Disadvantages & Challenges

  • Self-responsibility for the learning process

  • Important: face-to-face exchange with fellow students (social component)

  • Role of the physical lecture hall as a learning space 

  • Training in the use of the digital learning platform Moodle

  • Time required to create the accompanying Moodle course and learning materials (e.g. teaching videos)

First Steps Towards the Blended Learning Concept

Important: A well thought-out supervision concept

Example of an excerpt from a supervision concept:

Example of a supervision concept

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