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Presentation given at the Oxford English Centre, 24th February 2012, on English for Medical Purposes and the English360 learning management system

Presentation given at the Oxford English Centre, 24th February 2012, on English for Medical Purposes and the English360 learning management system

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  • 1. Online and Blended Learning:English360 for EMPSaturday 24th February 2012
  • 2. This session...• What is blended learning?• Is it worth considering?• How can I implement blended learning in my teaching situation?• A look at English360, a blended learning LMS
  • 3. English360 is about blended learning... “Blended Learning refers to a course which combines F2F classroomcomponent with an appropriate use of technology” (Sharma, Barrett 2007) Web-based extra skills work Outside the classroom Traditional Feedback classroom from tutor teaching Aim: major time and efficiency savings
  • 4. Is blended learning worth considering? “Allocation of time between blended learning and face-to-face instructional strategies is not the question. It is a question of which methodology will best serve student needs. We want to provide the right and best opportunities for learning.” Tom Ryan
  • 5. How can I implement blended learning inmy teaching situation? Teacher / Your Your students’ expectations needs Technophobia Blended Costs Learning Commitment Training Needs Hardware, Software Marketing Needs Traditional Courseware
  • 6. Integrated or Parallel Blended Learning...? Integrated Parallel Blended Blended Learning Learning Face to Face Lesson integrates Extra online with... Face to Face practice, Online Lesson delivered via ...online LMS practice is practice for monitored self-access, and feeds delivered via back into LMS next lesson
  • 7. English360 LMS – a tool for blended learningimplementation
  • 8. English360 Structure Platform (LMS)
  • 9. English360 Structure Set up your users & classes Create your tailor-made courses Platform (LMS) Monitor your students’ progress Exchange detailed feedback Send personal messages Set up forums for collaborative work
  • 10. English360 Structure Set up your users & classes Pre-loaded Content from Publisher Create your tailor-made or Community courses Platform (LMS) Monitor your students’ progress Exchange detailed feedback Send personal messages Set up forums for collaborative work
  • 11. English360 StructureOver 45 CUP Over 12,000 “doublecourse titles learning click” = resources dictionary Set up your users & classes Pre-loaded Content from Publisher Create your tailor-made or Community courses + Platform (LMS) Monitor your students’ progress Exchange detailed feedback Send personal messages Set up forums for collaborative work
  • 12. English360 StructureOver 45 CUP Over 12,000 “doublecourse titles learning click” = resources dictionary Set up your users & classes Pre-loaded Content from Publisher Create your tailor-made or Community courses + Platform (LMS) Monitor your students’ progress Your Own Exchange detailed feedback (interactive) Content Send personal messages Set up forums for collaborative work
  • 13. English360 Structure Over 45 CUP Over 12,000 “double course titles learning click” = resources dictionary Set up your users & classes Pre-loaded Content from Publisher Create your tailor-made or Community courses + Platform (LMS) Monitor your students’ progress Your Own Exchange detailed feedback (interactive) Content Send personal messagesText, audio, Picture Gap fill Drag & drop Set up forums for video labelling collaborative work Needs Matching Highlight Reorder analysis
  • 14. Building a 20 hour B1 medical English online course Your own Content from Material the Web6 hours 5 hours 5 hours 3 hours 1 hour Content re-formatted for consistency New 20 hour branded course
  • 15. Build your ownCourse• Click on “Create anew course”• Choose your titleand descriptive text• Choose start / Enddates• Choose length• Choose Copyright• Start to add units,folders and content!
  • 16. Find the content you need...
  • 17. ...and add to your new course copy
  • 18. Create yourinteractiveresources• Choose what kind of exerciseyou with to create (addvideo, gap fill etc etc). Here I’vechosen picture labelling.• Give it a Title and Introduction• Use the intuitive template tocreate the exercise....
  • 19. The finished Interactive exercise. This took aboutfive minutes to create. Now you can add it to yournew course....
  • 20. ...et voila!
  • 21. Thank You!Key Contact details:For commercial information, demos and Evaluation access :Byron Russellbyron@english360.comFor further training and ongoing pedagogical advice:Valentina Dodgevalentina@english360.com
  • 22. Go to www.english360.com Fill in the Form with the then Pricing, then information requested. NOTEthen Signup...Educator Sign-up you will NOT be billed !!!! Now Click here !