The future of vocational higher education: the blended learning approach

Jason Jeevaruban, Gemma M Boden

Abstract


The COVID-19 pandemic has compelled higher education institutions to implement online learning provisions, however, within vocational education, the primary use of online learning may not satisfactorily allow students to achieve competency in practical skills. The blended learning approach offers an incredible solution to this and produces new opportunities to not just build but innovate towards the future.


Keywords


Blended learning, face-to-face learning; online learning; vocational; higher education

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.21100/compass.v14i2.1152

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