Blended teaching delivery high-level principles
The University of Bath aims to deliver a strong and effective blend of in-person and online teaching and learning activities where physical distance is no barrier to social connection. As agreed by Senate on 1 February (S22/23-45) our blended approach of in-person and online delivery – the Bath Blend – will be central to achieving this:
- Teaching delivery will continue in a blended format, both on-campus and online (with synchronous and/or asynchronous delivery).
- The majority of teaching delivery will take place on campus and promote active student learning.
- Course teams should determine for themselves, within operational parameters and constraints, the appropriate pedagogical balance between different types and modes of delivery methods and teaching activities. Where possible, teams should promote a consistent approach between directed and independent study or research, as relevant to the content and intended learning outcomes of the course.
Key delivery expectations
The following delivery expectations are intended to be applied course wide and are informed by legal and regulatory responsibilities. The Bath Blend Baseline design document will also help course teams ensure legal and regulatory compliance in the digital environment.
Our CASE for quality
Well designed, high-quality blended provision will demonstrate the key themes of consistency, accessibility, scaffolding, and engagement. Read more about our CASE framework for blended delivery, and how it applies to the Bath Blend Baseline.
Teaching in a blended environment
The following tips are designed to help you identify key aspects of the blended learning environment. We emphasise the importance of seeing the purpose of any given session, be it online or in-person, within the context of the whole course. This will help students create links between the different learning approaches, and it will better enable course teams to keep their planning and delivery, including the use of technology, straightforward and focused on clear learning outcomes.