International best practice blended learning for disadvantaged and vulnerable VET learners
Victorian Skills Authority
Vocational Education & Training
This Fellowship identified international examples of successful responses to blended learning, especially to support disadvantaged and vulnerable VET learners. Research was conducted at Temasek Polytechnic Singapore, Mauritius Institute of Training and Development (MITD) and RMIT College of Vocational Education; all three institutions are members of the UNESCO-UNEVOC network with success in applying blended learning. The report concludes that effective blended learning involves a range of strategies including specific teacher professional development, supporting student digital literacy, use of the blended learning continuum and interactive educational tools. Furthermore, the report recommends that institutions establish dedicated blended learning mentors or ‘champions’ for peer-to-peer training and support.