Almost at the end of our blended learning course and I am finally coming to an understanding of what blended learning might be:
The process of enhancing learning through the timely and relevant inclusion of digital tools (includes the case where the course is 100% online). Since this is a shift from 100% in the classroom to less than 100%, this implies a loss of control by the teacher and the potential for assuming more control and autonomy for the student. In the best cases this can lead to an increase in student voice and choice.
Some might question the inclusion of digital tools in the above definition but I have difficulty in envisaging a scenario that would not include digital tools. eg learning in the community instead of in the classroom? Even there you would probably use digital photos or audio recording as part of the process.