Blended learning can be operationalised in many different ways. At Shell International Exploration and Production, a form of blended learning focusing on learning while in the workplace through work-based activities within technology-supported courses has been evolving since 2000, with approximately 100 different learning events reflecting this form in 2004. After a review of the general approach to blended learning (‘putting learning to work’) that steers blended learning at Shell EP and the rationale for work-based activities that serve as the tools for ‘putting learning to work’ within these courses, a case study of the course ‘Production System Optimisation’, including a variety of types of evaluation data, is described. With this case as a point of reference, some reflections on the implications of work-based activities as a key tool for blended learning conclude the article.
- blended learning
- work-based activities
- workplace learning
Collis, B., Bianco, M., Margaryan, A., & Waring, B. (2005). Putting blended learning to work: a case study from a multinational oil company. Education, Communication and Information, 5(3), 233-250. https://doi.org/10.1080/14636310500350471