FULT February 2011 - Flexible & Blended LearningPresentation Transcript
Flexible & Blended Learning for Cooperation, Collaboration & Engagement Trisha Poole School of Teacher Education, Bathurst
What to do? What to do? Case Study What is flexible and blended learning? What can it look like? What tools can I use? Scenario Contextualising Discussion Enhancement
Flexible & Blended Learning What is flexible learning? What is blended learning? What does this mean for me?
Officially... “Blended and flexible learning is focused on blended learning processes which bring together on-campus and off-campus students and make available to all students resources and facilitation processes normally provided only to one cohort.” The Flexible Learning Institute (CSU), 2011, Blended and Flexible Learning Good Practice Guidelines (BFLGPG). http://www.csu.edu.au/division/landt/curriculumrenewal/documents/BlendedFlexibleLearningGoodPracticeGuidelines.pdf
Reality... Flexible learning is allowing students to access information in a variety of ways to enable them to study in a variety of places. Connection = you Blended learning is mixing different learning Environments and using multiple modalities to present information to afford students more opportunities to learn.
What does FBL look like? How do you imagine it? I imagined it like this…
FBL Tools for a Toolbox I’m a flexible tool. I’m engaging. I’m cooperatingwith others. I’m collaborative. I’m a blended tool.
Scenario Context Choose one of your subjects that you would like to improve – choose either an internal subject or a distance subject. Discuss the subject briefly with your group remembering to highlight the key points of the subject objectives and the intended learning outcomes. Identify areas that you would like to improve in the subject, focusing on collaboration, cooperation, and engagement. (Take note of these areas.)
Scenario Task Using this as a basis from which to begin, ascertain four or five points to discuss. These points should be based around collaboration, cooperation, and engagement within the subject. Discuss your chosen points with regards to the following questions. How can I increase cooperation using FBL concepts? How can I increase collaboration using FBL concepts? How can I increase engagement using FBL concepts? What aspects of FBL can be incorporated to improve the chosen points? What FBL tools could I use to increase cooperation, collaboration, and engagement?
Scenario Prepare Prepare to present the results of your discussion to the group. You should present at least three ideas about how you can incorporate ideas of flexible and blended learning into your chosen student cohort.
Flexible & Blended Learning FBL is a tool to enhance Cooperation Collaboration Engagement