A basic premise for blended learning in this project is a firm belief in learning as a relational activity that motivates students to engage in the learning in order to be academically challenged. It is necessary to think in new ways and be innovative to create new learning experiences and meet new learning opportunities. A second premise is about technology.
Technology should certainly not be used uncritically. It is not a delivery form that suits all forms of learning. But it has some opportunities for enabling some of the learning that we (at CBS) state is important for our students as for example more interaction between teacher and student, more feedback and more flexibility.
A third premise is that the face-to-face activities are as important as the online activities (maybe even more). It is well proven in the learning literature that passive reception is less effective for learning than active engagement – which is why it is essential to focus on BL to support active learning.