Examples and Inspiration

Examples and Inspiration

This resource seeks to provide practical advice and support, on the design and delivery of a blended learning course. Embedded within the advice is the core premise that all courses must incorporate inclusivity and accessibility. The advice has been structured around the Community of Inquiry Framework (Garrison, 2008; Vaughan, 2013).

The examples provided within this guidance have been grouped as Easy or Advanced, as it is recognised that not all colleagues have the time or resource to allow them to engage with more complex solutions. It is hoped that by offering a range of approaches, everyone will be able to find a solution that works well for their situation.

It is the intention that this resource will grow, in response to feedback and as other approaches are considered. If there are questions that you feel have not been answered or you have examples of approaches that you would like to share with the wider community, please let us know.


Garrison, D. R. and Vaughan, D. N. (2008) Blended Learning in Higher Education Framework, Principles and Guidelines. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Vaughan, D.N., Cleveland-Innes, M. and Garrison, D. R. (2013) Teaching in Blended Learning Environments Creating and Sustaining Communities of Inquiry. Edomonton: Athabasca University Press.

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