The aim of the RiBL project is to conduct state-of-the-art research to provide the ground for practical implementation of blended learning and to develop the area of business education scientifically across CBS.  RiBL aims to ensure that teaching and learning at CBS supports students and graduates in developing the skills, knowledge and dispositions to function productively in the workplace both within the conventional economy and the emergent digital platform economy.  RiBL develops new knowledge about models, principles, and policies of technology-enhanced learning and teaching combining ground-breaking research with practical implementation. Working in partnership with ‘blue-chip’ organisations and funders and front-running research centres internationally, RiBL takes forward a programme of research and development to impact upon and improve approaches to teaching and learning at CBS and internationally.

There are two main project goals for the RiBL Project

RiBL pursues the dual goal of (i) advancing the understanding of fundamental processes and practices underpinning effective learning and teaching with technology and (ii) developing and testing practical applications, toolkits, design and recommendations to inform and guide policy and practice of technology-enhanced learning and teaching at CBS and higher (business) education and lifelong learning more broadly.

To this end, RiBL comprises two key, interrelated strands of activities: Research and Development. RiBL’s research and development (R&D) programme is organised around four interrelated themes:

  • Theme 1. Effects and outcome measures of blended learning
  • Theme 2. Changing roles of teachers and students
  • Theme 3. Future of higher education
  • Theme 4. Bridging University and emergent work practices