Blended learning can be defined as “the thoughtful integration of classroom
face-to-face learning experiences with online learning experiences” (Garrison & Kanuka, 2004, p.
Blended learning makes use of a range of technologies and the time and space that asynchronous learning affords
our students, to create a quality learning experience that supports and complements the traditional classroom. In terms of pedagogy, an effective interweaving of the f2f classroom and the online space can be achieved through the adoption of Fink's (2013) Active Learning Model (see below).
Fink's Active Learning Model (2013) provides a framework for blended learning, as students use the tools and resources available to them in the online space to prepare for class and consolidate skills and / or knowledge afterwards.