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Blended Learning – Glossary

on Jun 25, 2014 in Blended Learning, Guides |

In this segment we are going to go over some basic terms when it comes to blended learning. We are focusing on bare-bones topics and will later build upon the topics for understanding.

Asynchronous Learning

A student centered learning method that uses online learning to allow students to study intermittently. Examples are self-paced courses, discussion boards or email.

Blended/Hybrid Learning

Any type of instruction which involves the creation of content by using online and physical face-to-face tools.


A digital entry platform for recording thoughts, assignments, digital content, etc. Can be used as a tool for reflection or logging, with text or video, the experiences of the individual. Blogs usually have a specific topic that they always touch upon and are updated within a certain frequency.

Collaborative Tools

Usually referring to collaboration software such as collaboration of PDFs, spreadsheets, presentations, drawings, or text documents. Collaborative tools are usually implemented within the learning management systems

Discussion Forum

An online place of meeting for discussion of class content. Usually the content is separated out into categories and users discuss on which topics interest them or are assigned to.

Dynamic Content

A piece of web content that changes frequently based upon the reader. Typical types include animations, audio and video.

Flipped Classroom

A type of teaching which involves placing the classic in class activities, i.e. lectures, online and assigning them as homework; while having discussions and going over problems in class.

Lecture Capturing

Digitally recording and archiving live lectures to be used and viewed again and again. Typically lecture capturing is used in combination with blended learning/flipped classroom in order to augment and provide more tools for the students.


Video and/or audio recordings of an individual. A podcast is in the similar category of lecture capturing except that it generally has a more niche topic and audience.

Traditional Classroom

Typical face to face interaction between the professor and students. The model may be augmented by digital/technological means but most if not all of the instruction and learning is done in the classroom by the instructor.

Web 2.0

This technology is anything which uses user created content and incorporates it within the website. Some examples are Twitter, YouTube, SoundCloud, etc.


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