Mixed mode learning is a progressive approach to education and training. Put simply, it combines online learning with aspects of more traditional face-to-face learning experiences.
Mixed mode learning is also known as hybrid and blended learning but there are many different definitions, interpretations and ways of implementing each of these. It’s important to develop a model that works for the learning context that you are in so that the learning opportunities you offer
What is the model for the mixed mode CELTA at Melbourne Training International?
- Gaining practical experience in both the face-to-face and online classroom
- Trainees learn effective techniques for teaching in both contexts and gain more awareness of diversity and learner needs
- Trainees are prepared to teach in schools that offer both formats, making them more competitive
- Learning how to use a range of technology that can be utilised in both the online and f2f classrooms
- Trainees and English students all gain new, transferable technology skills
- Trainees know how to conduct paperless classes
- More autonomy, control and flexibility for adult learners
- Trainees can work through the input at their own pace
- Flipped learning gives adult learners more time to reflect on the materials before being assessed in their Teaching Practice
- Materials are always available online offering more flexibility and inclusivity
- Trainees can revisit any of the observations, readings or recorded live inputs at any time during the course
- A more inclusive approach to suit trainees’ personal schedules
- Online materials and interactions cater for different learning preferences
- Variation in materials (videos, reading, interactive live input, group planning sessions) and interactions increases engagement and learning
- More efficient use of time and resources for trainers
- Tutors have more time to connect with trainees in more personal and impactful ways
- Tutors can take a more tailored approach to fill in knowledge gaps during the lesson plan
What do universities and English schools say about graduates with experience of online and face-to-face teaching?
“We’ve been really impressed with the 21st century skills for teaching online and hybrid classes and the ability of the MTI CELTA graduates to build digital literacy for academic tasks.”Paul Williams, Senior Teacher at CQUniversity Melbourne
“Our classes are face-face but it is a great advantage if teachers are familiar with teaching online, as more experienced teachers often lack this.”Cameron Winton, Academic Manager at Discover English
“We are running a combination of hybrid and pure face-to-face classes so it’s great to have graduates who can teach both.”Patrick (Paddy) Rizio, Assistant Academic Manager at Greenwich College