Delivery models

The learning delivery model chosen will reflect the needs of students, their location (geographical and time zone), the requirements of the programme and the available infrastructure and resources including technology.  Delivery models range from fully online to fully classroom based and any point along this continuum, known as ‘the blend’.

Blended model

This model offers a flexible mix of face to face contact (f2f) and access to web-based resources.

Online model

This model offers minimal face to face contact – usually in the form of a programme induction and provides students with the flexibility to access and study in a manner that meets their requirements in terms of time and place.

Further reading

‘Blended’ Learning at the University of the Highlands and Islands: A Case Study in Self - Awareness and Policy Making explores the evolution of blended learning practice in the context of the university.

Resource bank: Delivering curriculum online

The College Development Network has curated a core set of guidance divided into 5 key areas to help prepare for delivery in the 20/21 term – this includes designing for online/blended delivery.

Note: some of the guidance may touch on tools that are not UHI core technologies. If considering using non-core technologies, please contact Andy Brown.

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