“Just do it” may be an effective slogan for a sporting shoe company, but it is not an effective change management technique to move to blended learning.


The move to blended learning has been labelled as “disruptive” by many, such as Clayton Christensen in his book “Disrupting Class." It is a significant shift in the teaching and learning paradigm. Thus, it would seem obvious that substantial professional development should be available to staff involved in this change.

Some of the aspects of professional development that need consideration are covered in this article. A radar graph is provided to allow an...

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About the Author:

Peter West is Director of eLearning at Saint Stephen’s College in Australia. He has over 15 years’ experience leading K12 schools in technology enhanced education, particularly blended learning using online learning environments. He can be reached at pwest@ssc.qld.edu.au or at www.blended-thinking.com.