Blended learning in lifelong adult education in the aspects of covid-19 epidemical restriction


  • Lilita Ābele Liepaja University
  • Dina Barute Liepaja University
  • Lāsma Ulmane-Ozoliņa Liepaja University
  • Baiba Rivža Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies



blended learning, digital skills, human capital, COVID-19, landscape architecture


Digital skills are one of the most important skills that were highlighted in the times of COVID-19, including areas like landscape architecture. COVID-19 pandemic raised possibilities for blended-learning in adult
education that were not used much before the pandemic. Data shows that Latvia’s inhabitants digital skills compared to the EU average is much lower and there is a need for innovative ways to attract lifelong learners to participate in skills’ advancement courses. At the end of 2020, a survey was conducted with the aim of the survey to find out the society's self-assessment of digital skills and the need to improve them for remote working. Results showed that a high number of respondents are willing to participate in blended learning courses and are eager to develop their digital skills.

Author Biographies

Lilita Ābele, Liepaja University

PhD candidate,, Head of Circular economy center, Director of Master study programme Ecotehnologies, lecturer at Faculty of Science and Engineering Liepaja University, E–mail:

Dina Barute, Liepaja University, lecturer at Faculty of Science and Engineering, Liepaja University.

Lāsma Ulmane-Ozoliņa, Liepaja University

PhD in Pedagogy, a researcher at Liepaja University Institute of Educational Sciences, lecturer at Faculty of Science and Engineering, Liepaja University. E–mail:

Baiba Rivža, Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies

Professor, Dr. habil. oec., full member of the Latvian Academy of Sciences; Vice President of the Latvian Academy of Sciences, Professor Latvia Univesity of Life Science and Technologies, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, Latvia. E–mail:


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How to Cite

Ābele, L. ., Barute, D., Ulmane-Ozoliņa, L., & Rivža, B. (2021). Blended learning in lifelong adult education in the aspects of covid-19 epidemical restriction. Landscape Architecture and Art, 19(19), 140–146.