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  • 1. Blended Learning forHistory & Social Science courses
    Global Education Conference 2010
    Mike Gwaltney
    mikegwaltney.net/blog
    Twitter: @MikeGwaltney
    Email: mike@mikegwaltney.net
  • 2.
  • 3. Essential Questions for Conversation
    What is Blended Learning?
    Why is it beneficial for our students?
    What strategies work best in a Blended Learning model?
    What resources can be employed in traditional classes to start blending teaching and learning?
    What challenges are presented by a move to a Blended Learning model?
  • 4. Joins the best aspects of face-to-face instruction with the best aspects of online education.
  • 5. Effective? Relevant?
    • There is early evidence that a "blended" instructional approach can result in learning outcome gains (http://www.uic.edu/depts/oee/blended/workshop/bibliography.pdf).
    • 6. 93% of Higher Ed instructors and admin say they are using blended learning strategies somewhere in their institution. 7 in 10 expect more than 40% of their schools’ courses to be blended by 2013 (Bonk, C. J. & Graham, C. R. (Eds.).
    • 7. Web Learning @ Penn State Univ.http://weblearning.psu.edu/
  • Why Do it?
    21st Century Tasks
    21st Century Competencies
  • 8. What’s the Balance?Goals, Policies, etc.
    How much Face-to-Face time?
    How much Online time?
    “Web-Centric” vs. Fully Blended
  • 9. “The Flip” Version
    Classroom time is used for interactive experiences / discussion of big ideas
    Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Creative problem-solving are done with instructor on the side
    Online time is used for consumption of multimedia-rich content
    Student acquires important information on his/her own
  • 10. Students consume content
  • 11. Gold-Standard Blended Learning
    Student-Centered
    Students are “doing” online, teachers are facilitating / coaching
    Students make their own meaning by applying (transferring) what they learn to "authentic, meaningful, worthwhile tasks” online, creating content
    Performance Tasks and Assessments are Authentici.e. “real-world”
    Communicate and Collaborate
    Manage information
    Think Critically and Problem-solve
    Create own products with Authentic Audiences
  • 12. Blogging
    Debate
  • 13. Questions so far?
    What is Blended Learning?
    Why is it beneficial for our students?
    What strategies work best in a Blended Learning model?
  • 14. Getting Started
    Web Hosting
    Google Sites
    Blogs
    Edublogs, Wordpress, Blogger
    Learning Managements Systems (LMS)
    Blackboard, Moodle, Haiku, etc.
    Social Networks
    Ning, Facebook
  • 15. Ning
  • 16. Tools
    Content Consumption
    Textbook Sites
    Online Video
    TED, YouTube,TeacherTube, Discovery Ed, etc.
    News sites
    RSS Feeds / Blogs
    Podcats
    iTunes, iTunes U
    GapMinder
    Newseum
    Content Creation
    Images
    Flickr, Picasa, National Archives
    ScreenCasting Videos
    Jing
    Video Uploading
    YouTube, Vimeo
    Video Creation
    Animoto
    Graphic Organizers
    bubbl.us
  • 17. Screencasting
    http://www.techsmith.com/jing/
  • 18. Video
  • 19. Video
    http://vimeo.com/
  • 20. Graphic Organizers
    http://bubbl.us/
  • 21.
  • 22. Great Online Content for History and Social Science Teachers
    Teaching History with Technologyhttp://www.thwt.org/
    NCSS Teacher Network:http://ncssnetwork.ning.com/group/teachingwithtechnology
    100 Great History Blogshttp://www.bestcollegesonline.com/blog/2008/09/10/100-awesome-blogs-for-history-junkies/
  • 23. Web 2.0 Tools for Gold-Standard Blended Learning
    Collaborate
    Google Documents
    Social Bookmarking
    Diigo, Delicious
    Wikis
    Google Sites, Wikispaces
    Microblogging and Social Networking
    Twitter, Ning, Facebook
    Personal Learning Networks
    Create
    Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts
    VoiceThread Speeches, Debates
    Storytelling
    Animoto, Prezi
    Video
    Online Discussion
  • 24.
  • 25.
  • 26. Wikis
    http://www.wikispaces.com
  • 27. Wikis – Google Sites
    https://sites.google.com
  • 28.
  • 29. VoiceThread
    http://voicethread.com/
  • 30. VoiceThread embedded
  • 31. Twitter
  • 32. Emerging: Mobile Learning
    "We learn anywhere, anytime, anyplace; there are opportunities to learn all around us everyday. We learn in the home, office, on the road. Likewise, educational content can be shaped to fit all kinds of useful delivery media that is convenient, user-friendly, and (most important) serves the educational need of members without the content being shortchanged or trivialized." Smith,J.(2001)
  • 33. Assessing Online Learning
    Implications for Rubrics
    include 2 traits to distinguish between:
    content understanding
    product/performance quality
    Rubric must be properly weighted to reward the trait emphasized by the task/assessment
  • 34. Questions?
    What resources can be employed in traditional classes to start blending teaching and learning?
    What challenges are presented by a move to a Blended Learning model?
  • 35. http://www.globaleducationwiki.com/
  • 36. References
    Watson, John. Blending Learning: The Convergence of Online and Face-to-Face Education. Vienna, VA: North American Council for Online Learning, 2008. Promising Practices in Online Learning. North American Council for Online Learning. Web. 10 June 2010.http://www.inacol.org/research/ promisingpractices/NACOL_PP-BlendedLearning-lr.pdf.
    Smith, Judith M. Ph.D. (2001). "Blended Learning: An Old Friend Gets a New Name." Executive Update, Online.http://www.gwsae.org/Executiveupdate/2001/March/blended.htm