transitioning to blended learningMaking the transition to a blended learning classroomdoesn’t have to happen overnight.Starting points .....• Post teaching and learning materials online a little at a time, systematically increasing your offerings.• Begin by providing instructional materials that were used throughout the school day online.Then .....• Gradually add extra options such as online lessons, collaboration and assignments.Now make it interesting .....
blended learning: yr 9 students effective & innovative online learning computer labs independent, personalised, laptop class set differentiated, rigorous learning LMS new learning experiences for increased bandwidth students/teachers develop: July – Dec 08, log br ief ist ics pilot 09 th e Zoho Project 3 lessons f2f learning spaces mgmnt projectManagement site 3 lessons anywhere on school grounds (independent) some class blockings e nt pl pm lo yr 9 teaching team: e ve 3 pl sessions d intensive with 1 teacher: Nov – Dec 08 July – Nov 08 [23 meetings]
core elements • students grouped in cross-class learning teamsmore than collaborating • team members support each otheractively participating Participation Learning Teams • teams participate in p2ptowards learning outcomes assessment • teams collaborate online and f2f once a fortnight Independent Learning P2Ptime management teacher as students central to problem solving /guide and mentor when online helping each other, rather than only relying on teacher Digital Media Authentic Online • authentic online & f2f teaching web-based applications – not software • real time online communication • ﬂexible work time / assessment due dates / who participates in learning / where learning happens
scaffoldinglearning teams collaborate online more onus on student control ++ f2f to complete major task participationstudents show judgement in use increased ﬂexibility – more choicesof digital toolschat used to ask questions/ chat rooms introducedproblem solve etcteams use social media to work learning teams introducedtogetherfocus on student voice and fun online collaboration introducedactivitydigital citizenship emphasised program introduced face-to-face
activity samples learning teams movies and reﬂectionindividual work create a short movie posted to learning & brief reﬂection that team discussion explore expectations forum for the new course Title: Expectations & Reﬂection engage in online animoto discussion: comment digital apps on team members’ posts discussion forum participate
activity samples audiocommentary web links embedded media dynamic graphics
activity samplesGlobal Perspectives Part 2: Digital Journalistyou are very much in control and can draw on all that youhave learnt this year and tools you have used create an expository (digital) piece that explores the cultural, learning teams political, lifestyle differences between Australia and Thailand start at school then move beyond the school environment show your ability to write and use other media to explore and present ideas. experiment with digital media to digital apps gather data and create your piece reﬂect on what this experience has taught you about ‘difference’
Thinking beyond theinstitutionalised logic ofthe school, to thenetwork logic of thelearning community...
yr 8 history features:‣ a networked, participatory online platform‣ discovery and inquiry‣ cross-class group work‣ online group work‣ learning activities = challenges‣ broad range of digital resources
student driven learning network Utilise social networking & Learning based on sharing, Participatory Amply Youth digital tools to amplify youth creation, interaction,conversation, communication. Learning Voices voices & participation. Support learningbeyond classroom & school structures. Promote inquiry Virtual Core Choices & through virtual Learning Features Differentiation connections. Respond to the needs of learners: present choices in the way content is presented, created, Use social networking assessed. features to develop new Social 21st Centurylearning experiences & place learners at centre of Networking Learning Develop digital literacy, knowledge creation & critical thinking & exchange. 21stC skills.
your turn: blended learning framework learning outcomes should relate to 21st century learning principles pedagogical outcomesblended learning approach what it will ‘look like’ who’s involved who will participate in the teaching & learning process learning spaces physical & virtual spaces digital ecology online tools including web 2.0 physical devices eg: mobiles, laptops devices etc