E-learning is defined as learning facilitated and supported through the use of information and communication technology, including web-based learning, computer-based learning, virtual classrooms.
Blended learning is a hybrid learning approach that combines traditional classroom or face-to-face learning with online learning: asynchronous (online discussion forums, emails, blogs, wikis) and synchronous (instant chats, video- conferences, webinars).
Blended learning has several major advantages, such as flexibility in space and time for taking part in the learning process, the incorporation of individual student needs, as well as the opportunity of balancing the knowledge and skills transffer
Finding the right blend between different face-to-face and online learning methods and tools is the key to a successful course design and implementation. Blended learning approach requires a careful consideration of the technological advantages of e-learning instruments and their compatibility with the pedagogical strategies and learning objectives.
Bellow you can find the video recording of the INOTLES pedagogical training on e-learning and blended learning (trainers: Dr. Natalia Timuş, UM, the Netherlands and Alexandra Mihai, IES, VUB, Belgium), which took place on June 21, 2014, at IES, VUB, Brussels.