I. IntroductionII. Blended Learning : What and WhyIII. ActivityIV. SummaryV. Evaluation
Technology has led to the drastic changes in almost all aspect of life, including education. The development of technology is a solution that can improve teaching and learning,the learning process and learning outcomes. The most important outcome of the integration between tecnology & education is “e-learning”. Considering the advantages of traditonal learning and e-learning has opened the way for the emergence of “blended learning”.
What is blended learning?Blended Learning” lacks a unified definition; a variety of definitions exist, addressing different aspects of instruction: Combining teaching strategies Combining delivery media Combining online & face-to-face instruction
According to University of Common Language Wolverhampton (2010) Blended vs. Hybrid vs. Mixed-modeBlended learning From WikiPedia’s “Blended Learning” Definition:is an approach to It should be noted that somelearning and teaching authors talk about "hybrid learning" (this seems to be morewhich combines and common amongst Northern American sources) or "mixedaligns learning learning". However, all of these concepts broadlyundertaken in face –to- refer to the integration (theface sessions with "blending") of e- learning tools & techniqueslearning opportunities with traditional methods.created online.
Blended Learning exists on a continuum between 100% face-to-face & 100% online course materials:Completely Completelyface-to face on line Blended learning
1. Activity level Learning activity involves face-to-face and on-line activity.2. Class level It’s the most common type of blended learning application. It combines between some face- to-face instruction and some on-line courses.
3. Program level Movie It is applied to higher education which provides degrees. It also between face- to face and on-line classes4. Institution level Movie It refers to the responsibility to incorporates face-to-face with on- line learning. There are a number of institutions apply this level. example: The University of Phoenix, the University of Centarl Florida
Why Blend? Advances in technology make theincorporation of online instructional materials possible. But why do it? Increase students flexibility / acess to materials while retaining a sense of community Cost efficiency / facilities issues (seat time) Early evidence of positive impact on learning outcomes
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