Presentation from Lynnae Rankin, eLearning Manager at UWS. This presentation was given on the 2012 CAUDIT Learning Space Study Tour and discusses the importance of Learning Space Design for Blended Learning
The importance of learningspaces in blended learning Lynnae Rankine, e-Learning Manager (email@example.com)
“The higher education sector is undergoing a fundamental transformation in terms of its role in society, mode of operation, and economic structure and value” Source: Ernst & Young “University of the Future” 2012
Blended learning is a driver of change for the universities of the futureSource: Ernst & Young “University of the Future” 2012
Blended learning at UWS refers to a strategic and systematic approach to combining times and modes of learning, integrating the bestaspects of face-to-face and online interactions for each discipline, using appropriate ICTs.
The student experience• Offers on campus experience• Progressively prepares students for more blended learning• Is discipline context specific• Provides different avenues for interaction• Offers fully off-campus as an option
What does blended learning look like? Intensive on-campus learning Online lectures & Site-based on-campus learning seminars Creating and Access to learning sharing content anytime Use UWSGroup assignments & technologiesonline peer review of with my own work Flexible Social Study for me networks groups
Blending it all Formal, informal, virtual learning Promoting engaged enquiry, authentic and discovery-based learning Incorporates student Offering learning collaboration preferences anytime, anywhereSource: http://sydney.edu.au/elearning/learningSpace/ltSpace.shtml
Critical questions1. What are the learning outcomes?2. What, and where, are the learning activities?3. What will students do online?4. What will students do on campus, on-site?5. What supports are required?
Conclusion• Blended learning is the combination of times and modes of learning, integrates the best aspects of face-to-face and online interactions for each discipline, using appropriate ICTs• Examples of blended learning include authentic learning contexts, problem solving, project based learning tasks• Designing optimal learning spaces, virtual and physical, will be a key success factor for blended learning