Redesigning a traditional F2F Biology Course to Maximize Content Coverage and Learning Matt Russell, Ph.D. & Gerald Bergtrom, Ph.D. Learning Technology Consultants Learning Technology Center University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
One key to a successful blended pedagogy is Integration
Online activities (exercises, learning modules) should build on and reinforce F2F activities.
F2F activities should build on and reinforce online activities.
Careful attention to integrating online and F2F activities is the surest way to avoid the course-and-a-half syndrome !
Home Text readings, un-narrated PowerPoint slide presentations, online quizzes V OP lectures, Muddiest Points Discussions Short Papers online exams Integration ( closing the loop ): Mutual reinforcement of online and F2F activities Integration in The Blended Course: F2F: Index Card Qs F2F: Clicker Qs F2F: Debrief muddiest points
A more enjoyable, more effective way of teaching science.
Enduring, easily updatable course materials.
More content coverage.
More student engagement with content, concept and each other
Gerald Bergtrom, Ph.D. Learning Technology Consultant Learning Technology Center University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee [email_address] 414-229-4319 Redesigning a traditional F2F Biology Course to Maximize Content Coverage and Learning