Blended Learning in the School of Pharmacy
Today’s healthcare requires expert knowledge, keen clinical judgment, quick decision-making, clear communication, and a wide range of hands-on skills that often require being familiar with very fast-changing healthcare technology.
If we want to make sure that our students are well prepared and successful making a positive difference in 21st-century healthcare, then blended learning/teaching is not just an option, but a necessity.
Blended learning requires:
- diverse learning environments that offer different types of learning experiences: from problem-solving and teamwork; to clinical simulation and hands-on lab practice, and through clinical practice in the real world.
(find out more about SoN learning environments)
- technology tools – used both, to develop and deliver educational materials and create engaging learning experiences, and to familiarize students with technologies they will encounter and use in present-day healthcare.
(find out more about technology tools used and supported in SoN)
- dedicated faculty who are not only experts in their respective academic disciplines, but also in current, evidence-based pedagogies and teaching strategies, and who are supported by academic technology staff that can assist them in the selection and implementation of the best technology tools that support their objectives.
(find out more about SoN’s faculty development initiatives and support resources)
- forward-looking mindset, open to innovation, self-reflection, and finding new ways to improve students’ learning experience and outcomes.
(find out more about SoN’s ongoing innovation and improvement)