Blended Course Design Made Easy

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Slides presented at our Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning (November 3-5, 2010) - Post Conference Workshop.

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Blended Course Design Made Easy

  1. 1. Blended Course Design Made Easy 3 simple steps to success!
  2. 2. Overview & carousel Wrap-up & evaluation Step 1: Analyze Step 2: Design Step 3: Create Mini-presentations Step 1: Intention Step 2: Simplicity Step 3: Meaning
  3. 3. http://wordle.net
  4. 4. http://surveymonkey.com
  5. 5. Get ideas about ways to engage students in a blended environment across disciplines.
  6. 6. To design & teach a blended course to college faculty; make it fun!
  7. 7. How to select appropriate activities for online and f2f components.
  8. 8. I've never done anything in the blended format outside of a frozen margarita!
  9. 9. Objectives • Models, research • Practical examples & templates • Hands-on experience • Create community & products
  10. 10. Who are you?
  11. 11. 200+ years of experience!
  12. 12. We are a community of inquiry. We know more together than any of us know individually.
  13. 13. Literature review
  14. 14. CoI Model Social Presence Cognitive Presence Teaching Presence Setting climate Selecting content Supporting discourse Educ. Experience http://communitiesofinquiry.com/model
  15. 15. In-class Online • Spontaneous • Teacher-centered • Initiate community • Reflective • Metacognitive • Support community
  16. 16. Describes elements of a successful environment
  17. 17. Instructor Competencies
  18. 18. COTSAttitude/Philosophy Building Community ClassroomMgmt Faculty Workload Mgmt TechAptitude Teaching & Learning
  19. 19. ?Attitude/Philosophy Building Community ClassroomMgmt Faculty Workload Mgmt TechAptitude Teaching & Learning 123
  20. 20. Describes characteristics of a successful instructor
  21. 21. R2D2 Read Reflect Display Do
  22. 22. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_mJzkyHK7sBI/SG_GvfgtqsI/AAAAAAAAAJc/uedzgMN8W7c/s1600-h/01F1.1_R2D2+components.jpg
  23. 23. Provides a framework for balanced activities
  24. 24. Gagne’s 9 Events of Instruction Implementing the 7 Principles Bloom’s Taxonomy Photo credit: La Petite Vie http://www.flickr.com/photos/megjohn/3532981656/sizes/l/
  25. 25. intention. simplicity. meaning.
  26. 26. design with purpose
  27. 27. find the essence
  28. 28. achieve clarity
  29. 29. create meaning
  30. 30. Photocredit:http://www.flickr.com/photos/peasap/518956588/sizes/l/
  31. 31. Roll Up Your Sleeves!
  32. 32. Carousel Activity
  33. 33. Directions Small groups Brainstorm answers Move on to next after time’s up Review & report
  34. 34. Think about the ideas & topics discussed. What reaffirmed that you are on the right track? What new idea(s) came to light that you might try in the future? What do you want to learn or do next?
  35. 35. 1 Big Picture analysis intention
  36. 36. Text: 22-333 http://poll4.com Tweet: @poll
  37. 37. What is your first step in designing a course? Learning objectives Technologies Assess mastery Syllabus 22-333 poll4.com@poll
  38. 38. Your poll will appear here when you play the slide show. To play the slide show, Click “Play” in the menu and then “Play Slide Show.” Did you remember to connect to Poll Everywhere with our connection app?
  39. 39. Directions administrators support staff faculty
  40. 40. Directions What is your key role? What do you like about blended? What concerns you? administrators support staff faculty
  41. 41. Think about the ideas & topics discussed. Why is cutting content so difficult? How do you keep focus on what is important? Go to http://tinyurl.com/sloanc-blended2010
  42. 42. intention. simplicity. meaning. Break check?
  43. 43. 2 Your Unique Blend design simplicity
  44. 44. Text: 22-333 http://poll4.com Tweet: @poll
  45. 45. Learning theories provide insights into how human brains work, but have limited value when designing curriculum. True False 22-333 poll4.com@poll
  46. 46. Your poll will appear here when you play the slide show. To play the slide show, Click “Play” in the menu and then “Play Slide Show.” Did you remember to connect to Poll Everywhere with our connection app?
  47. 47. How do we learn?
  48. 48. Cognitive load
  49. 49. Repetition Repetition Repetition
  50. 50. Learning is social
  51. 51. Let’s do social learning!
  52. 52. Directions Groups of 3 Research 2 techs Go to tinyurl.com/sloanc-blended2010 Jigsaw Research Pick a group page & start editing!
  53. 53. 5-10 minutes Individually Part II Scan other pages & add ideas or comments
  54. 54. learning objectives assessmentsinstructional strategies Course Quality
  55. 55. Eliminate fluff. Don’t over-stuff!
  56. 56. learning objectives spontaneous initiate community teacher- oriented f2f online assmts content interaction feedback your preferred strategies your preferred strategies your preferred assessments reflective metacognitive support community practiceaccess Your unique blend
  57. 57. Think about the ideas & topics discussed. What one new technology or technique might you try upon returning to your home institution?
  58. 58. Our accomplishments:
  59. 59. We formed a community Models Resources Ideas (lots!) Big Picture Perspectives Reflections Learning principles Technologies ...and more!
  60. 60. Start a movement! http://www.ted.com/talks/derek_sivers_how_to_start_a_movement.html
  61. 61. intention. simplicity. meaning. Thank you!

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