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Blended learning

  1. 1. Blended Learning Right here in our corner of ‫ا ا اا‬‫ااا‬
  2. 2. Agenda• Background • Why, what, etc?• Pilot course - Who?• Issues • Attendance, Assessments …• BB Learn Demo• Q/A
  3. 3. Why Distance Learning?
  4. 4. Why Distance Learning?
  5. 5. Why Distance Learning?• BB Learn Initiative … before and after• Tools aplenty … and support• Publishers’ Commitment• “Learn by Doing” Engagement HCT … It’s time!
  6. 6. What Distance Learning Is NOT • NOT a substitute for “real” teaching … or learning • NOT a way to simply save time … or effort • NOT a pathway to an “easy” A (or B, or …)
  7. 7. Then, what is it … for us?
  8. 8. Who?BUS 1103 – Econ for Managers (PRC)• Small group, easy to work with• Highly motivated (weeeell … for the most part :-)• Experience with on-line Econ courses Familiarity with the group
  9. 9. Blended … How?One period per week for meetings• Mandatory for the first 5 weeks (first assessment)• To provide a “comfort” levelDaily Login Requirement• Check Announcements, post to Discussions, etc.Discussion requirements throughout the week• First post by … Tuesday, at least 3 days per week …Synchronous vs. Asynchronous
  10. 10. AssessmentsOnline exercises, quizzes … and discussions.Major Exams• … also online, but taken on-campusGroup Projects• Collaborate using … uhm, Collaborate (or other synchronous tools)
  11. 11. When to … …• If the average of the first major assessment … is “too low”• If the students don’t participate in the online forums … “enough”• Takepoll of the students at “various” times throughout the term•…

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