Combining face-to-face and online teaching:

Your Introduction to Blended Learning

 Learning outcomes & Content

  • You know the advantages and disadvantages of different forms of teaching in online and face-to-face settings, especially synchronous face-to-face and asynchronous online teaching.
  • You are able to design learning scenarios combining these forms of instructions to create coherent learning experiences.
  • You are able to develop and use digitally supported acitivities for the asynchronous phases of your course.
  • You have strategies for converting existing or future courses to blended learning.

Blended learning means combining the advantages of face-to-face teaching and e-learning, i.e. learning/teaching with digital technologies. In the field of e-learning, we will look in particular at asynchronous teaching and learning with digital technologies, where learners work on tasks and content at their own pace and outside synchronous or face-to-face time. Accordingly, face-to-face teaching can take over or fulfil other tasks, e.g. discussions or joint analyses, which are based on the preceding self-study phase. Besides exploring the advantages of both forms of learning - face-to-face teaching and e-learning - you will have the opportunity to create your own Moodle courses and activities. On the other hand, you will be able to work on tasks yourself as a learner in the asynchronous phase and thus experience what the advantages (or disadvantages) feel like from a learner's perspective. On this basis, you will finally develop a concept for converting your own instructional content to blended learning.

 Target group

University teachers who want to use blended learning effectively in their teaching


  • Inputs by the workshop facilitator
  • Small group work and exchange
  • Individual and collaborative work in Moodle during the asynchronous phase

Format & Workload

This course is planned as face-to-face class. If general conditions do not permit this, the course will take place online.
Total Workload: 9h

 Course convenor:

Dr. Jana Herwig, MA

Projektkoordinatorin für Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) im Team Digitale Lehre am CTL; (Theater-, Film- und) Medienwissenschaftlerin mit Schwerpunkt digitale Medien; Lehrerfahrung an Universitäten und Fachhochschulen im In- und Ausland; Berufserfahrung in verschiedenen Bereichen der Online-Industrie, u.a. Online-Redaktion und Social-Media-Management.


  • Part 1: Fr., 22.09.2023, 09:30-12:00h (face-to-face-class)
  • Part 2: Fr., 29.09.2023, 09:30-12:00h (face-to-face-class)
  • Self-study in between sessions: app.4h


Prominentenzimmer (Main Building of the University of Vienna),
Universitätsring 1, 1010 Wien


Please register via the Website of the Department of Human Resources Development.