Blended learning: Efficient, timely and cost effective Article

Lothridge, K, Fox, J, Fynan, E. (2013). Blended learning: Efficient, timely and cost effective . 45(4), 407-416. 10.1080/00450618.2013.767375

cited authors

  • Lothridge, K; Fox, J; Fynan, E


  • Blended learning involves leveraging multiple platforms to deliver training content to learners. Blending online theoretical content with hands-on practical application or mentor-based instruction is an efficient, cost-effective delivery method for workforce training. Using the training methodology established by the US Army, NFSTC has developed a model for training programs targeted to the forensic science and law enforcement community. The benefits of using a blended approach within these communities may help to offset a consistent lack of funding for training needs experienced by publicly-funded laboratories and agencies. Blending delivery methods and employing existing technology creates affordable, accessible, high-quality forensic science training that is applicable across international borders and has the potential to establish a standard forensic knowledge base for use by the global forensic science community. © 2013 Australian Academy of Forensic Sciences.

publication date

  • February 18, 2013

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start page

  • 407

end page

  • 416


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