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Blended graduation is a commitment to flexibility!

The blended graduation is the new trend among undergraduate courses. This modality is the intermediary between face-to-face and distance education, offering the student the best of both worlds.

In 2016, the  MEC updated an ordinance  that authorizes up to 20% of distance hours for on-site courses. Now, higher education institutions are seeking to use even more the advantages of technology to make course activities more flexible, without giving up the university experience.

Learn more about the characteristics of the blended degree and the advantages of taking part in your distance degree course. Follow up!

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How the blended graduation works

In the semi-attendance graduation, the workload of classes is divided between face-to-face and distance activities. The percentage of courses offered at a distance varies depending on the educational institution and the chosen course.

In general, the blended modality prioritizes the use of distance education for the more theoretical subjects that do not depend so much on the guidance of teachers. Thus, the face-to-face activities concentrate practical classes, such as experience in laboratories and group work.

The big  difference between a blended and distance course  is in the physical infrastructure and in the direct contact with professors and colleagues. Distance Learning offers these services in the face-to-face hub, but in the semi-attendance this structure is more important. After all, it supports a large part of the student experience.

What are the biggest advantages of each modality of higher education

Each  teaching modality  has its advantages and disadvantages, so it is important to know each one of them before choosing a course. The most traditional graduation format is the in-person, whose greatest advantage is the experiences lived by the student through living at the university.

Distance graduation has grown a lot in recent years and is now the second most sought after by students. Its biggest advantage is flexibility, which allows students to study at their own pace, whenever and wherever they want. On the other hand, it requires a lot of discipline and not everyone can adapt to this freedom.

The semi-presential is the intermediary that emerged to precisely meet the difficulties imposed by the other two modalities. Anyone who has a hard time deciding whether on-site or distance graduation is best for them   will probably like this alternative.

Reasons to prefer blended graduation

The blended graduation is more flexible than the classroom in relation to the commitments that the student must fulfill with dates and times. At the same time, it has a more structured schedule than distance learning courses. Therefore, it helps both those who need flexibility and support to maintain their study routine.

The  quality of teaching  is as good as any other course in any modality, as long as the student knows how to choose the institution well. In this case, the difference between a blended and distance course is that the student needs to pay attention to both the physical and virtual structure. However, more care in choosing guarantees higher quality in training.

The reduced monthly fee is another positive point of the blended graduation. The values ​​are usually much lower than for a face-to-face course and closer to distance learning. However, they offer greater physical support to the student, more contact with teachers and students.

Do you want to know more about the advantages that distance learning can bring to your graduation? Download the e-book Distance Learning: Your Future and the Future of Education and get a better understanding of this modality!