Bath Blend Baseline
The Bath Blend Baseline is an easy-to-follow framework that you can use to design and improve the digital learning experience of your students.
Divided into four key areas (consistency, accessibility, scaffolding and engagement) the framework builds on accepted good practice from across the digital learning sector.
For more detailed explanation of each element use the documents below.
- Baseline checklist (PDF)
- Baseline Handbook – coming soon
Learning technologies are key to our delivery of blended learning and teaching and it is vital that all students can effectively use the digital environment we create for them. Collaboration between those who deliver and those who support learning and teaching activity is crucial to ensure that courses are well designed and engaging for all learners. This approach aligns directly to our Curriculum Transformation principles and can act as a guide for meeting Office for Students requirements for quality in education experience, resources, support and student engagement.
Our Bath Blend Baseline promotes good practice in the use of Moodle and other tools, drawing on our CASE model for blended provision, and consists of overarching principles that are further broken down into a general checklist to guide staff when taking a blended teaching approach. The checklist is then further supported by a handbook which will explain ways to achieve each elect of the baseline.
Consistency – clarity and organisation
Students will know how to:
Accessibility – compliance and quality assurance
Students will benefit from:
Scaffolding – structure, design and content
Students will know how to access and use:
Engagement – Communication, collaboration and interaction
Develop a course team communication strategy under the direction of the Director of Studies, implemented consistently across units, for:
This work is adapted from the Digital Baseline ICSoM and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
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