FEDERICA ORADINI
CAROL D’SOUZA
GUNTER SAUNDERS
'I would go back to
blended learning in a
heartbeat'
Can we do it? Yes we c...
Background to Foundation course
• Employer input
• Planning study skills
• Bb format
• External consultant (Viv Tucker)
• ...
Blended learning delivery
Face to Face
• Induction
• Practical
• Exams/Assessment
Online
• Module delivery
• Assessment
• ...
Developing the learning community
• Student introductions
• Discussion fora
• Café
• Netiquette
Discussion fora
Netiquette
Developing modules
• Welcome videos by module and course
leader
• Proforma for each session with LO’s
defined
• E-lectures...
Proforma
Resources
• Blackboard support
• E-learning library resources
• Other web linked resources
• Purchase core book
• Employer...
Transition to BSc
• Part time day release
• Work-place support
• Mid course entry
• All face to face sessions in large coh...
Focus group
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnWFNdblNX0
Focus group results
• Blended learning superior
• More engagement with core material
• Better community links for support
...
Other focus groups and surveys
• Surveyed new students across subjects
• Exploring their prior experience of
online learni...
Conclusions
• BL is a powerful way to deliver some of
the objectives that HE always had
• Engagement vs attendance?
• 2 co...
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  1. 1. FEDERICA ORADINI CAROL D’SOUZA GUNTER SAUNDERS 'I would go back to blended learning in a heartbeat' Can we do it? Yes we can! Recognising, promoting and developing flexible learning in HE 22 Jul 2013 - 23 Jul 2013
  2. 2. Background to Foundation course • Employer input • Planning study skills • Bb format • External consultant (Viv Tucker) • Overall timetable plan for the whole year • Style and format for each module consistent • Define on-line requirements
  3. 3. Blended learning delivery Face to Face • Induction • Practical • Exams/Assessment Online • Module delivery • Assessment • Feedback
  4. 4. Developing the learning community • Student introductions • Discussion fora • Café • Netiquette
  5. 5. Discussion fora
  6. 6. Netiquette
  7. 7. Developing modules • Welcome videos by module and course leader • Proforma for each session with LO’s defined • E-lectures (Example 1) • Learning activities for each session • Assessment and feedback
  8. 8. Proforma
  9. 9. Resources • Blackboard support • E-learning library resources • Other web linked resources • Purchase core book • Employer financial support • Work-based tutors • Tutor support workshops
  10. 10. Transition to BSc • Part time day release • Work-place support • Mid course entry • All face to face sessions in large cohorts • Tutorials in large groups • Same VLE – Bb with different styles depending on module leader • Assessment feedback (development)
  11. 11. Focus group http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnWFNdblNX0
  12. 12. Focus group results • Blended learning superior • More engagement with core material • Better community links for support • Tutor access • Electronic feedback better presented • Feedback explanation easier to obtain • Consistency facilitated better learning
  13. 13. Other focus groups and surveys • Surveyed new students across subjects • Exploring their prior experience of online learning • For their views on blended and mobile learning • Conducted further focus groups
  14. 14. Conclusions • BL is a powerful way to deliver some of the objectives that HE always had • Engagement vs attendance? • 2 communities: engaged and disengaged • What are the approaches to deal with those disengaged?

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