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  • Blended learning - a combination of face-to-face with online experiences to produce effective, efficient and flexible learning. (Stein & Graham, 2014)
  • iMOOCs – Internal Massive Open Online Courses (NUS)
  • iBLOCs - Internal Blended Learning Online Course (Your Module)
  • MOOCs - Massive Open Online Courses (Global Audience)
What’s the potential of Blended Learning?

A well-designed blended learning module aims to promote deeper level of engagement and deeper learning among learners. Blended learning assists in;

  • —Increased guidance and triggers
  • —Easier access to learning activities
  • —Individualised learning opportunities
  • —Increased engagement through social interaction
  • Time on task


What is Flipped Classroom?

Image source: Knewton Infographics

“Flipping the classroom” means that students:

  • gain first exposure to new material outside of class, usually via reading or lecture videos, and then,
  • use class time to do the harder work of assimilating that knowledge, perhaps through problem-solving, discussion, or debates.

Key elements - flipped classroom

  • Provide an opportunity for students to gain first exposure prior to class.
  • Provide in-class activities that focus on higher level cognitive activities.
  • Provide a mechanism to assess student understanding.
  • Provide an incentive for students to prepare for class.

Platform Support
Content UI
DomainPublicNUS onlyNUS only
Peer AssessmentYesYesNo
In-video QuizYesYesYes
Question BankNoNoYes
Assignment FolderNoNoYes
Grade TransferManualManualMachine-to-Machine
Web conferenceGoogle HangoutGoogle HangoutWebEx
 Certificate Yes      NoNo




Examples of past iBLOCs and MOOCs in NUS