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The Blended Learning
What is Blended Learning? O Blended learning is a term increasingly used to describe the way e-learning is being combined with traditional classroom methods and independent study to create a new, hybrid teaching methodology. O A mix of face-to-face and online learning O Lessons set to own pace O Increased opportunities to differentiate
What is Blended Learning? O Currently, no universal definition exists for blended learning. O Most agree that it involves some combination of online and face to face instruction. O Blended learning does not occur simply by adding a few online strategies to a traditional classroom. Successful blended learning requires an intentional and integrated approach (Zenger and Uehlein, 2001). The blend of methods should depend upon the needs of the students and the school.
Face-to. Face Learning Experience s Online Integration Learning Experiences Vaughan, N. (2010). Designing for a blended community of inquiry. In Blended learning in Finland. Retreived from : http: //www. helsinki. fi/valtiotieteellinen/julkaisut/blended_learning_Finland. pdf
BLENDED LEARNING MODELS
BLENDED LEARNING MODELS Face-to-face driver – where the teacher drives the instruction and augments with digital tools. Rotation – students cycle through a schedule of independent online study and face-to-face classroom time. Flex – Most of the curriculum is delivered via a digital platform and teachers are available for face -to-face consultation and support.
BLENDED LEARNING MODELS Labs – All of the curriculum is delivered via a digital platform but in a consistent physical location. Students usually take traditional classes in this model as well. Self-blend – Students choose to augment their traditional learning with online course work. Online driver – Students complete an entire course through an online platform with possible teacher check-ins. All curriculum and teaching is delivered via a digital platform and face-to-face meetings are scheduled or made available if necessary.
Why Blended Learning? • Blended learning allows teachers and schools to address a variety of learning styles with a variation of instructional methods (Wiffin, 2002). • Blended learning practices in the K-12 environment increase student motivation (Berson, 1996; Lipscomb, 2003; Pye & Sullivan, 2001; Scheidet, 2003; Wellman & Flores, 2002; ). • Blended learning allows personalized instruction. for more
Why Blended Learning? • Blended learning provides opportunities for teachers to use online curriculum for basic information and for extensions/review and class time for higher order thinking activities. • Blended learning frequently provides a higher level of interaction than commonly experienced in face to face courses. (Dziuban, Hartman, & Moskal, 2004; Waddoups & Howell, 2002; Wingard, 2004).
Why Blended Learning?
Tips to Use Blended Learning According to Carol Tucker O Start Small O There are tons of technologies and tools O Choose one digital tool or technology to try when starting O Become comfortable with one before going onto another O Mistakes Happen O That is how you learn so don’t give up O Ask students for help with technology-they have grown up with it!
Tips to Use Blended Learning According to Carol Tucker O Use Technology To Make Life Easier O Don’t just use it to use it O Replace something with technology to make things easier, like a Power. Point or Edu. Creations video for a lecture, or a wikipage for a class discussion O Truly Blend Technology O Use it inside and outside the classroom O Online Discussions-continue discussions on topics on sites like Uclass O Expert Group Investigations-students in small groups research a topic online and present using digital tools
Tips to Use Blended Learning According to Carol Tucker O Everyone Can Get Online O Even if they don’t have internet at home, there is O O access in the community Town libraries, school libraries, computer labs Internet is important and part of Common Corestudents need to have access Explain to parents at Back to School Night the importance In class, work in groups or rotate if not enough computers/tablets
How Do I Blend My Learning? O Blogs, Wikis and online Discussion Formats O Students can post and answer questions on these platforms to expand on topics in class O Uclass. org O Educational Wikispaces O Webquests O Guide students through a research project O Many pre-made webquests online O One I made on New Jersey O Collection of webquests by Kathi Mitchell
How Do I Blend My Learning? O Digital Storytelling O Using Photo. Story 3 for PC or i. Movie on the i. Pad O An example using the i. Pad for Cyberbullying O An example with Photo. Story 3 O Flipped Classrooms O Students complete the learning/lecture part outside the classroom and apply the knowledge in the classroom O Video on Flipped Learning O Here is an example with Geometry. Educreations on the i. Pad was used to create the video
How Do I Blend My Learning O Models: Simulations and Mind tools O Simulations are interactive technologies where students can move and change components without risk of messing something up or getting hurt O Mind tools allow students to show concepts they learn O Here is an example lesson using both O Additional simulations for the classroom
Is That All? NO WAY! There are so many ways to use technology in the classroom to expand students’ learning. They love technology and it really differentiates learning. “Blended learning offers improved pedagogy, increased access to knowledge, and fostered social interaction between learners. Easy use of multiple modalities in blended learning approach provides better support for different learning styles among students” (Ayala 2009; Osguthorpe and Graham, 2003, as cited by Uzun & Senturk, 2010).
Our students are our future. We need to prepare them to adapt and apply the skills they are learning to the tools they will be using.
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MASSIVELY OPEN ONLINE COURSES MOOCs
What is MOOCs? O A Massive Open Online Course (MOOC /muːk/) is an online course aimed at unlimited participation and open access via the web. O In addition to traditional course materials such as filmed lectures, readings, and problem sets, many MOOCs provide interactive user forums to support community interactions among students, professors, and teaching assistants (TAs). O MOOCs are a recent and widely researched development in distance education which were first introduced in 2008 and emerged as a popular mode of learning in 2012.
What is MOOCs? v Is the Web-based distance learning or online-based learning, and it does not have limitation in terms of participants. v In Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) there is creativity and the openness and it allow the participants to share readings, videos and activities.
How to use MOOCs? v Since MOOCs does not have curriculum, it can be a self-directed. v It does not limit the number of participants v The number of teachers or instructors can also participate because the main aim is to gain knowledge or to attain the certain goal. v MOOCs can also be created by students discussing the certain content or the chapter of the subject in order to improve their learning
TYPES OF MOOCS v x. MOOC. Is the type of the learning where by the learners share the ideas and there is only one instructor on the discussion v c. MOOC. Hear the learners control their own learning, and they create their own goal. The learners are not assessed or tested weather they have met the outcomes that they where aiming at.