Many courses (both networked and non-networked) are delivered using this blend of learning techniques, mixing the use of technology with more traditional teaching methods. Courses at UHI range from those delivered completely face to face to those that are delivered 100% online. Most, however, will lie somewhere in between, with several different formats used to deliver the course.
In a blended course, students are usually required to attend some classes on campus while completing other technology-based work remotely. Very often there will be materials on the UHI Virtual Learning Environment – Blackboard that will be used to supplement and enhance classroom delivery. Other modes of delivery and learning tools may also be used in some courses: video-conferencing, podcasts, online discussions, blogs etc.