blended learning - solution or cop-out? in E-Learning Posted February 1, 2004 · Edited February 1, 2004 by chris_sutton David I absolutely agree. In some sectors of education herein lies the problem. Many teachers in Higher Education and Vocational Education and Training have had little or no teacher training and their teaching and learning background is very small. One of the professional development issues that Australia and the UK share is how to prepare teachers for teaching with ICT in HE and VET. We need to start right back at the basics of teaching and learning practice before we even think about blending f2f with ICT enhanced teaching. At least in Primary and Secondary schooling you have a base of teacher training to work with. We are starting right at the beginning. Anyway - how do you describe 'good teaching'? What makes a good teacher today? When I was at school the sign of a good teacher was a quiet classroom and everyone knowing their times table!!! Any takers on this question? What makes a 'good teacher'? What makes a 'good' teacher in an online or ICT enhanced classroom?