Putting blended learning to work: a case study from a multinational oil company

Betty Collis, Manuela Bianco, Anoush Margaryan, Burney Waring

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)233-250
    Number of pages18
    JournalEducation, Communication and Information
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2005


    • blended learning
    • work-based activities
    • workplace learning

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Education


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