Blended Learning With an Integrated Model in Learning and Teaching
Keywords:digital transformation, blended learning, integrated model, technology-enabled learning and teaching
In digital education, there are several challenges for schools and teachers to apply the concept of Education 4.0: (1) curriculum and teaching methodology, (2) no flipped classes, individualized learning, mostly synchronous, not asynchronous activities based on their syllabus or learning programs, (3) the application of artificial intelligence, the search for information in database, especially virtual reality (VR), (4) the tendency of self-learning, self-improvement, cooperation and communication, solutions to problems, creativity, and (5) long-life learning are the skills for the learners of today. To overcome these challenges, digital literacy is very important to both teachers and learners so that schools are set up as a digital environment including teachers and learners, knowledge, technology, and all the activities. The recent tendency in education in Vietnam is to promote an updated process in delivering methods in education together with technology-enabled learning and teaching in many countries in the world. That is the reason why blended learning has become more and more popular with the development of the computer and the Internet, creating opportunities for many learners in multiple locations to get access to user-friendly resources for their web-based learning. In addition, teachers are still the key performers in teaching and learning.Online education is still an updated argument and application in the digital transformation in the world. The article just introduces some major theories related to technology associated with learning. One critical question concerned whether an integrated or unified theory of online education could be developed to overcome its challenges.
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