CPD Programmes

Understanding Sense-making for Quality Blended-Learning Design and Delivery

Primers Programme Fees:

Singaporean/PR: S$16.05 w/GST

AEN Member

Singaporean/PR: S$48.15 | Others: S$160.50 w/GST

Non-AEN Member

Bi Xiaofang (Dr)


7:00pm – 10:00pm


This is a fully online session conducted via ZOOM.  Participants can participate in the session from any venue of their convenience with a laptop / device that is compatible with ZOOM.  More details on participating in the session will be send to the confirmed registrants.


What is this programme about?


This session provides a refreshed perspective to relook at the design and delivery of blended learning with substantiated research findings drawing on learners’ sense-making experience. Learners’ sense-making, a critical process in blended learning, plays an important role in promoting practitioners to rethink and reflect on the design and delivery of blended learning. Practitioners are expected to apply the knowledge and skills delivered in this session to their practices.

  • 15 mins: Introducing the concept of blended learning and sense-making
  • 25 mins: Showcase different quality of learners’ sense-making in blended learning; this helps participants apply the concept
  • 80 mins: Individual/Group task to apply the sense-making concept into their practices in blended learning design and delivery with the use of white board or breakout rooms in Zoom
  • 40 mins: Co-construct an understanding of the relationship among design, delivery and sense-making in blended learning and its implications for practices
  • 20 mins: Q&A session


What does it cover?


By the end of the workshop, learners will be able to:

  • Understand sense-making features and process
  • Identify different kinds of quality of sense-making
  • Realise the importance of sense-making in the design and delivery of blended learning
  • Apply sense-making features to improve the design and delivery of blended learning


Who is it suitable for?


  • Adult Education: Individuals involved in learning design, curriculum development, learning facilitation, assessment of learning competence, learning technology integration and providing consultancy and advisory services to drive business performance
  • Learning Management: Individuals involved in management and support of learning programmes, systems and technology management and implementation, quality assurance of learning programmes and driving business development
  • Business Management in TAE: Individuals involved in marketing, stakeholder engagement, business process improvement and data-driven decision making


Fees & Funding

AEN Member Singaporean/PR Non-AEN Member Singaporean/PR Others

Total Primers Programme fee
*Effective 1 January 2021




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The fee is inclusive of prevailing GST and subject to changes.

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For dedicated corporate runs with a contract signed with IAL, billing and payment will follow the terms of the signed contract. Otherwise, payment would be expected upon registration.


About the speaker

Bi Xiaofang (Dr)

Senior Researcher | Institute for Adult Learning | SUSS

Bi Xiaofang (Dr) holds a PhD from National Institute of Education (NIE), Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore. She has years of experience in conducting both qualitative and quantitative educational research.

Prior to joining IAL, she was involved in a number of research projects in NIE specializing on classroom interaction, pedagogy and professional development. Her main research interests cover pedagogy, professional development, adult education, skills development and workplace learning. Xiaofang’s most recent research includes CET learners’ sense-making to inform pedagogical innovations in blended learning and critical core skills usage and development in Singapore Workforce from different occupations.