Blended Learning Toolkit

A resource for designing blended learning resources

Further Resources

Resource Lists

The EU funded project EPALE shared a list of online learning tools:

Distance Design Education Resource List -

Online Tools for Teaching & Learning - Designed by students at the University of Massachusetts Amherst -

Blended Learning CPD

OU course: Take your teaching online - Free, self-paced, 24 hr (if done in it's entirety and fairly slowly) -

ETF Course: Personal Digital Skills Course - Free. A range of courses -

Pivoting to online teaching, Free course -

FutureLearn list of online training courses

Collaborative Working in a Remote Team

Online & Blended Teaching Excellence Course at Sonoma State University (made in Canvas) -

Further Reading: Online

Farmer, R. (March, 2020) Don’t Panic! Surviving and thriving in the world of online teaching

Thomson, C./JISC (May, 2020) Developing new digital skills – is training always the answer?

Jones, D. (March, 2020) Staying Connected

10 distance education concepts from the OU: Teaching at a Distance: Methods that Work

Boettcher, J. V. (2006-2018). Library of eCoaching Tips Retrieved from

Briggs, T. (2020) Teaching to the void

Barrett, E. (23 July, 2020) Active Learning in the Digital World

Teaching Tools: Active Learning while Physically Distancing - Shared Google Doc

Texas A&M Center for Teaching Excellence Active Learning for Online Teaching

Further Reading: Library/Books

Boettcher, J. (2016) The Online Teaching Survival Guide: Simple and Practical Pedagogical Tips [Amazon]

Johnson, A. (2013) Excellent Online Teaching: Effective Strategies For A Successful Semester [Amazon]

Sharpe, R., Beetham, H., & De Freitas, S. (2010). Rethinking learning for a digital age: How learners are shaping their own experiences. Routledge. [Marjon Library]

Nilson & Goodson (2018) Online teaching at its best: merging instructional design with teaching and learning research (electronic book) [Marjon Library e-book]

Bilham, T., Hamshire, C., Hartog, M., & Doolan, M. A. (2019). Reframing Space for Learning: Excellence and Innovation in University Teaching. UCL IOE Press. [Marjon Library]

Stein, J., & Graham, C. R. (2020). Essentials for blended learning: A standards-based guide. Routledge. [First Edition on ResearchGate]

Groupwork Ideas

The HyperIsland Toolbox - (not specifically designed for online but a good resource that might inspire)

Watch a video

Listen to a podcast

Find an episode of the EdTech podcast that interests you by clicking the image below or here

Judith Boettcher shares her expertise designing online experiences for learners on episode 189 of the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast. Available here or by listening below