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Creating Effective Blended Learning Environment

  1. 1. http://goo.gl/JRmSD Adriaan van der Bergh Technology Integration Specialist International School of Düsseldorf @avanderbergh Creating an effective Blended Learning Environment
  2. 2. http://goo.gl/JRmSD "What exactly is blended learning?"
  3. 3. http://goo.gl/JRmSD
  4. 4. http://goo.gl/JRmSD "Blended Learning refers to a mixing of different learning environments." The phrase has many specific meanings based upon the context in which it is used
  5. 5. http://goo.gl/JRmSD Blended Learning is... "The blending of face-to-face, online and mobile learning..."
  6. 6. http://goo.gl/JRmSD Blended Learning is... "The blending of formal and informal learning opportunities..."
  7. 7. http://goo.gl/JRmSD Why Blend?
  8. 8. Face-to-face Online learning learning● Full group lessons ● Digital course materials● Small group lessons or tutorials ● Online discussions● Individual conferences ● News announcements● Marked assignments and ● Online calendars rubrics ● Dropboxes● Learning centres or other room ● Online grade tool & Rubrics arrangements ● Web conferences● Class discussions ● Online group work● Face-to-face group work ● Chat sessions● Paper-and-pencil tests and ● E-mail & Instant messages assignments submitted in ● Blogs & Electronic portfolios person ● Online surveys and quizzes● Live presentations, labs, ● Assignments, such as essays, performances, or exhibits of worksheets, slide shows, skill photographs, and videos● Models, works of art, posters, submitted to electronic and other physical artefacts dropboxes submitted in person
  9. 9. http://goo.gl/JRmSD Blended Learning ● Full group lessons ● Digital course materials ● Small group lessons or tutorials ● Online discussions ● Individual conferences ● News announcements ● Marked assignments and ● Online calendars rubrics ● Dropboxes ● Learning centres or other room ● Online grade tools & Rubrics arrangements ● Web conferences ● Class discussions ● Online group work ● Face-to-face group work ● Chat sessions ● Paper-and-pencil tests and ● E-mail & Instant messages assignments submitted in ● Blogs & Electronic portfolios person ● Online surveys and quizzes ● Live presentations, labs, ● Assignments, such as essays, performances, or exhibits of worksheets, slide shows, skill photographs, and videos ● Models, works of art, posters, submitted to electronic and other physical artefacts dropboxes submitted in person
  10. 10. http://goo.gl/JRmSD "You get the best of both worlds..."
  11. 11. "Blended learning allows introverted students or students with a limitedcommand of language contribute to the discussion"
  12. 12. http://goo.gl/JRmSD "Provides students with variety and choice."
  13. 13. http://goo.gl/JRmSD "Blended learning allows for more self-directed learning" provide students with self- paced learning opportunities
  14. 14. http://goo.gl/JRmSD "Blended learning allows you to document the collaborative thinking process"
  15. 15. http://goo.gl/JRmSD "Class discussion can continue after the face-to-face lesson is over" "...extend the learning experience beyond what is available in the classroom. "
  16. 16. http://goo.gl/JRmSD How to Blend...
  17. 17. http://goo.gl/JRmSD "get comfortable with chaos"
  18. 18. "Each unit and group will require a unique blend..." "Select themethods and tools whichwork the bestfor the unit & the group"
  19. 19. http://goo.gl/JRmSD Use different tools for different jobs... Avoid all-in-one solutions!
  20. 20. http://goo.gl/JRmSD Question... "What tools do you use to support blended learning?" http://wallwisher.com/wall/blendedlearningtools
  21. 21. http://goo.gl/JRmSD Types of tools...
  22. 22. http://goo.gl/JRmSD Examples... "Data collection tools can be used to inform instruction..."
  23. 23. http://goo.gl/JRmSD Data collection tools...
  24. 24. http://goo.gl/JRmSD Example... "You are at a casino on Monte Carlo, watching a roulette table... The ball has landed on black 25 times in a row... You decide to place a bet on the next spin, which color is more likely to win? http://goo.gl/837z4
  25. 25. http://goo.gl/JRmSD Collaboration Tools
  26. 26. http://goo.gl/JRmSD Example... Collaborative Notetaking in Google Docs http://goo.gl/tbXIW
  27. 27. http://goo.gl/JRmSD Direct Instruction Tools
  28. 28. http://goo.gl/JRmSD Example... Teacher uses ScreenR to record and share a Math lesson (Flipped classroom) Student uses ScreenR to record a voiceover for a presentation
  29. 29. http://goo.gl/JRmSD Electronic Portfolios
  30. 30. http://goo.gl/JRmSD Example... Students share their work with an authentic audience using a blog http://isd4456.weebly.com
  31. 31. http://goo.gl/JRmSD Self-Paced learning
  32. 32. http://goo.gl/JRmSD Example... A Data-Driven Classroom www.khanacademy.org
  33. 33. http://goo.gl/JRmSD Organisation & Communication
  34. 34. Example... Classroom communication platform www.edmodo.com
  35. 35. http://goo.gl/JRmSD The Environment
  36. 36. http://goo.gl/JRmSD The Environment "Factors which influence the blended learning environment" ● Schools Mission and Strategic Plan ● Network Infrastructure ● Access to Resources ● Schools Administration ● Teachers philosophy ● Buy-in from students
  37. 37. http://goo.gl/JRmSD Types of Blended Classrooms ● Digital Supplement ● Flipped ● Self-Paced
  38. 38. http://goo.gl/JRmSD Digital Supplement "Digital tools are used only as a supplement to the face-to-face learning" Also called self-blending
  39. 39. http://goo.gl/JRmSD The Flipped Classroom "Traditional Direct Instruction is done at home by watching videos, problem-sets are done in class" Student learning is still synchronised
  40. 40. http://goo.gl/JRmSD The Self-Paced Classroom "Students learn at their own pace, teachers act as learning coaches and facilitators" Class-time freed up for projects!
  41. 41. http://goo.gl/JRmSD Salman Khan explains blended learning
  42. 42. http://goo.gl/JRmSD Thank you!Follow me on Twitter: @avanderbergh View my Blogwww.sharpinput.com

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