This paper aims to examine current blended learning practice – where the concept of blended learning is seen as a synthesis of different approaches to the delivery of learning to create high impact learning. The paper looks at the development of blended learning over the years. New trends driving virtual learning prescribe a portfolio of new tools. Thus, changes in e-learning architecture are observed; the need for multi-device learning solutions is noted, as is the need to implement multimedia formats into virtual learning solutions. At the same time, focusing on educators, there has been a change in learning solutions’ design based on the emergence of a new type of self-determined and autonomous learner, as described by the concept of heutagogy. Customized e-learning courses tend to involve the use of multimedia - both for corporate clients and tertiary sector students. The complexities of creating an appropriate blend along with the most effective learning solutions for each learner - including the use of mobile platforms and social learning - have never been more challenging.