Blended Learning at ACU

Published: Monday 26th September 2016

In the case study above Dr Leigha Dark explains how she used blended learning to introduce a ‘Flipped Classroom’ into a first year speech pathology unit.

At ACU, Blended Learning is defined as the combination of face-to-face and online learning, with the purposeful integration of educational technologies and innovative learning design. The image below illustrates the relationship between Blended Learning and our three endorsed ACU study modes.

Image showing relationship between Blended Learning and ACU study modes

Find out how ACU academics are currently using Blended Learning approaches by viewing a range of case studies.

These videos will assist you in implementing strategies for:

  • Flipping the classroom
  • Engaging students in face-to-face and online lectures
  • Creating a sense of community in the online space
  • Embedding active learning

To further assist academics in using Blended Learning, the following resources are also available:

ACU Study Modes: A Guide for Academics

This resource aims to build a shared lexicon and common understanding at ACU regarding the modes of study and is intended for use at:

  • The course level when designing/re-designing curriculum
  • The unit level when planning and designing for learning

ACU Expected Elements in LEO checklist

The purpose of this resource is to guide academics in the minimum required features that should be used in LEO within each study mode.

Please note that these resources are not prescriptive and are intended as guides for academics in the design and delivery of units.

These resources can be accessed at the Blended Learning and Study Modes webpage.

Blended Learning/Flipped Classroom is a Learning for Life project. To find out more about this and other projects please visit the Learning for Life webpage.