Good eveningMy topic looks at a current pilot project at the English department and my focus is to evaluate the effectiveness of a hybrid instructional model.
I would like to start off with this quote by Matthew Allen. New technologies have the potential to help students socialize in the writing classroom. Through a virtual platform student can be more engaged and interactive with the instructor and one another – it is my personal belief that this allows students to undergo a transformative experience that changes the way they learn.
What have academics envisioned? Pew Research Center with Ellon University conducted a study this year and survey results showed that. There is a small 21% of difference, there are room for negotiation and debate about the integration of digital pedagogical methods in higher education.
But what’s holding us back? Heather Hundley… as soon as most articles about new technologies are published, they are out of date. Other two problems that my paper looks at is the issue with instructor’s proficiency in using new technology and the limitations in existing LMS.
My first section discusses about rigor in the classroom today.Looking at the question if technology is Supplementing or supplanting/replacing trad teaching methods.
I also talked about some challenges faced by the instructors, what hindered them from teaching with new technologies.
One of the struggles facing students – less comfortable during in-class discussionsIn this paper I have also shared my personal experience with online elements of my 191: More openness
Does hybrid instructional method encourage better engagement?Later, I will touch on the tools that instructor used in this model. But for now, here are the results I’ve gotten.
Also some areas that can be improved.
College is one of the best times for students to experience differences among themselves.I look at severalDiversity domains (DavidFelder & Rebecca Brent)Conclude by using Pratt’s concept that Asynchronous communication technologies are acrucial tool to mediate the pedagogical contact zone
In this blended 191, students utilizes several tools to deal with that contact zone experience.
One of the biggest struggles facing instructors of this hybrid model is the limitations on LMS.Flattening the power relations of the teachers via student-centered LMS
Active learning and cooperative learning… students to interact with one another
Using MOO as bac- channelingProblem-posing (Paulo Freire) method of teaching
Poll results 67.5% more autonomy70% would recommend to other students
Overall limitations of hybrid modelLimitations in this Blended project
And I sum up by saying that hybrid instructional method is helpful to foster critical consciousness in the students and should be considered by FYC teachers today for their curricula. Thank You.
Decentralizing Power Relations, Creating Conversations
DECENTRALIZING POWER RELATIONS,CREATING CONVERSATIONSAn Analysis of a Blended Learning Pilot Project for a First-Year Composition CourseDecember 2012 @JasonCKTham
DIGITALTECHNOLOGIESIN THE WRITINGCLASSROOMUniversities are not justportals where studentsaccess learning, theyare places in whichpeople develop associal beings, in somequite specificallyinstitutional ways.Matthew AllenInternet Studies, Curtin University
39 % 60 %Requires in-person, Mass adoption ofon-campus attendance of teleconferencing andstudents most of the time at distance learning tocourses featuring a lot of leverage expert resources.traditional lectures. Individualized learning activities.
WHAT’SHOLDING USBACK?It’s simply achallenging task tokeep up with the latesttechnology.Instructors may lackthe proficiency in usingnew teaching tools.Limitations in currente-learning systems.
RIGORREIMAGINEDWhat is a rigorouslearning experience?Is technology in thewriting classroomsupplementing orsupplanting traditionalclassroom instruction?