Editorial on Blended Learning

  • Vivienne Bozalek


The new Strategic Plan on Teaching and Learning at the University of the Western Cape, ratified by the Senate and Council in November 2009 places emphasis both on the infusion of technology into teaching and learning and the promotion of flexible learning. The Strategic plan expresses the intention to use technology to promote student-centered and flexible learning, optimising engagement in order to meet the learning needs of students in the twenty first century in a globalizing world. Blended learning which involves a fusion between face-to-face and online learning provides such an opportunity for flexible learning.