Blended Learning is a teaching method in which face to face class sessions are alternated by online activities of students and teachers. Implementing this method leads to high quality learning environments and can be applied to all kinds of learning situations. In this intensive Summer School organized by Leiden University, international educational professionals are provided with practical tools to design and apply Blended Learning for any given teaching situation, while taking theoretical and organizational perspectives into account. Read further information about Blended Learning here.

Practical information

Organized by: ICLON (Graduate School of Teaching, Leiden University) and Dutch Academic Services
Date: Sun 13 Aug 2017 until Sat 19 Aug 2017
Venue: ICLON, Leiden University
Course fee: €1750 (the course fee covers tuition, course materials, refreshments, two dinners and an excursion)

Target audience: The Blended Learning Summer School is specially designed for professionals aiming to design an efficient and qualitative course/training on any given topic.

Please take into consideration to sign up with two or more professionals of the same organization: one teaching professional and one professional responsible for management and organization (e.g. course coordinator or educational director).


Sun 13 Aug 2017: Official opening, Welcome dinner
Mon 14 Aug 2017: Interactive session: principles of Blended Learning, Training of tools
Tue 15 Aug 2017: Interactive lecture and practical: make existing program blended, Blueprint design, Excursion Leiden
Wed 16 Aug 2017: Practical: video use, Interactive lecture and practical: online assessment
Thu 17 Aug 2017: Implementing Blended Learning, Guest lecture: policies at Leiden University
Fri 18 Aug 2017: Interactive lecture and practical: tutoring and mentoring, Interactive lecture: Digital Learning Environments, Farewell dinner
Sat 19 Aug 2017: Presentations, Handing over certificates

A more extensive program outline can be downloaded here.


Are you a professional that wishes to develop a Blended Learning training or program?

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The historic city center of Leiden is famous for its alms-houses, university, museums, and glorious history. Leiden University was founded in 1575 and is one of Europe’s leading international research-intensive universities and the oldest university of The Netherlands. It is situated near Schiphol Airport (15 minutes), Amsterdam (30 minutes), The Hague (15 minutes) and Rotterdam (35 minutes).

Read more about Leiden and its surroundings here.

Summer School Team

The Summer School is organised by specialists of Leiden University (ICLON, Graduate School of Teaching) and Dutch Academic Services. Our dedicated team consists of Marc van den Muijzenberg  (Dutch Academic Services), Henk Frencken (ICLON), Marleen Danel (ICLON) and Daan Romein (ICLON).

Read more about the Summer School team here.