UNICAF has invested heavily in the development of a suite of interrelated applications, which are connected with the Virtual Learning Environment, to provide the latest technology of online and blended learning.

The blended mode of delivery, for example, combines online learning with class room teaching and is available only for Unicaf University degree programmes. Blended learning uses existing teaching practices, as well as innovative new methods, to enhance the learning experience. By combining face-to-face tutoring with elements of online learning and the use of the Virtual Learning Environment, blended learning allows for greater variety and flexibility than teaching in a traditional classroom set up, responding to the total needs of the modern learner. Through this flexible learning approach, tutors and students can access and use online content in a face-to-face teaching environment.

This approach has a number of advantages such as:

  • 24/7 access to learning resources
  • Increased student participation as a result of being able to choose the learning environment, (online or blended learning), in which they feel more comfortable
  • Closer monitoring of students’ progress by tutors, using analytics provided by the UNICAF state-of-the art Virtual Learning Environment
  • Ability to measure academic progress by collecting student data, that enable tutors to identify areas in which an individual student is excelling, or where they may need additional guidance and support
  • Flexibility to fit learning around professional and family commitments – an additional incentive to study remotely
  • Blended learning, a combination of digital and face-to-face instruction improves efficiency. When learners use adaptive learning technologies to work on their comprehension of new concepts, tutors can use the additional class time to give struggling students the individual attention they need