Making the blend for optimal learning<br />Dr. Patricia  McGee<br />The University of Texas @ San Antonio <br />ISPI 8/26/...
NCAT<br />
What’s the % blend?<br />University of Central Florida -mix of study modes (pure distance and face-to-face) between 90–10 ...
Trends in blended<br />50-70% + institutions in higher education offer blended<br />Women participate and succeed in blend...
Learner Benefits<br /><ul><li>Connectedness
Extended cognitive engagement
More effective use of traditional class time
Increased participation
Learn more
Write better, more meaningful discussions
Better mastery of concepts and application of learning
Improved higher-order skills</li></li></ul><li>
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  •  Institutions struggle to address growing and changing learner needs, while supporting faculty members and meeting institutional objectives.  Blended learning emerges to address these and several other challenges (access, accountability, affordability) as an optimized delivery mode.  Blended courses often have better completion rates, have demonstrated improved learning outcomes, and are appealing to a broader student and faculty member audience than solely online courses.  Having directed several technology and teaching grants in higher education, Dr McGee has also has six appointments as research faculty  through the Office of Naval Research, the AF Research Lab, and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (formerly NLII) studying emerging technologies and learning systems, particularly those used in distributed learning environments.  She actively participates in EDUCAUSE and Sloan-C and is a recipient of a United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) Gold Award for Online Technology in Higher Education. Patricia is an active consultant and invited speaker in the areas of strategies for faculty support, instructional design for online and blended learning, and strategies for pedagogically sound applications of digital tools and resources. Her most recent interests include storytelling as an instructional method and informal learning through Web 2.0 technologies.
  • Making the blend

    1. 1. Making the blend for optimal learning<br />Dr. Patricia McGee<br />The University of Texas @ San Antonio <br />ISPI 8/26/10 <br />
    2. 2. NCAT<br />
    3. 3. What’s the % blend?<br />University of Central Florida -mix of study modes (pure distance and face-to-face) between 90–10 and 10–90 (Brown, 2001) . <br />Time per course (semester): 90-135 hours<br />
    4. 4.
    5. 5. Trends in blended<br />50-70% + institutions in higher education offer blended<br />Women participate and succeed in blended/online courses at a higher rate than do men<br />Web 2.0 and mobile tech<br />
    6. 6. Learner Benefits<br /><ul><li>Connectedness
    7. 7. Extended cognitive engagement
    8. 8. More effective use of traditional class time
    9. 9. Increased participation
    10. 10. Learn more
    11. 11. Write better, more meaningful discussions
    12. 12. Better mastery of concepts and application of learning
    13. 13. Improved higher-order skills</li></li></ul><li>
    14. 14. Core considerations<br />
    15. 15. Fundamental Decisions<br />Shaw, P. P. (2007) Towards a conceptual framework for learning. In A. Picciano & C. Dziuban (Eds). Blended learning: Research perspectives. Sloan C. <br />Shank. P. (ed.) (2007). The Online Learning Idea Book: 95 Proven Ways to Enhance Technology-Based and Blended Learning. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. <br />
    16. 16. Varied Interaction<br />
    17. 17. Instructional Design<br />Frameworks<br />Strategies<br />Case-based<br />Scenario-based<br />Role-play<br />Simulation<br />Debate<br />Inquiry<br />Performance<br />Deep discussion<br />Self-assessment<br />Benchmarks<br />Learning teams/circles<br />Presentations/leading<br />Field work<br />
    18. 18. Shifts towards…<br />
    19. 19. Blended Course Resources<br /><ul><li>Course Examples
    20. 20. Login with username AND password: hybfac
    21. 21. EDUCAUSE Hybrid or Blended Learning - 92 Resources
    22. 22. MIT’s Blended Learning Revisited (1.5 hr)
    23. 23. WebJunction’sBlended Learning Guide</li>

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