BlendedX: Blended Learning with edX

8 Hours 3 -4 hours per week recommended

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About this course

Educational technology is developing rapidly, and that development has presented educators with an opportunity to rethink and improve their pedagogical practices. The concept of blended learning provides a framework to help educators integrate online educational technologies into face-to-face classes purposefully. When done effectively, blended learning has been shown to enhance student engagement and improve students’ learning outcomes.

In this self-paced course, we introduce you to principles and practices of blended learning. We cover the benefits and challenges of creating blended learning experiences, discuss how to design and deliver a successful blended course, and provide specific strategies and examples for using edX content in your classroom. This course is rich with case examples of institutions who have adopted blended learning, with stories shared from faculty around the world. The course also references research on blended learning models, and its impact.

What you’ll learn

  • How to understand the challenges and benefits of blended learning
  • How to evaluate and improve institutional and classroom readiness
  • How to assemble the correct personnel to run a course using the blended model
  • How to apply and adapt previous edX blended learning models to design your own course

Meet your instructors

Jeff Jorge

About Me

Jeff Jorge has worked with a number of our Open edX partners who strive to help underserved populations gain access to quality educational opportunities. He received his M.Ed. in International Education Policy and Management from Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College. Jeff also enjoys finding pick-up soccer games around the world.

Emily Watson

About Me

Emily has worked with edX partners to help them design and produce their courses on edX. She received her Masters in Technology, Innovation, and Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Outside of edX, Emily enjoys live music events, strong coffee, and planning her next travel adventure.

Ildi Morris

About Me

Ildi Morris is a Senior Manager of Training and Partner Enablement at edX. She has held various positions in learning consulting, instructional design and program management at companies including Digital Think, Education Development Center, and WGBH Boston. Ildi has an M.Ed. from Harvard University in Technology in Education, and a B.A. from Boston University in European history. When she is not at work, she is doing something outdoorsy with her husband and two daughters in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.


2 Weeks

Experience Level


Learning Partner


Program Type

Professional Certificate