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Making the blend for optimal learning<br />Dr. Patricia  McGee<br />The University of Texas @ San Antonio <br />ISPI 8/26/...
NCAT<br />
What’s the % blend?<br />University of Central Florida -mix of study modes (pure distance and face-to-face) between 90–10 ...
Trends in blended<br />50-70% + institutions in higher education offer blended<br />Women participate and succeed in blend...
Learner Benefits<br /><ul><li>Connectedness
Extended cognitive engagement
More effective use of traditional class time
Increased participation
Learn more
Write better, more meaningful discussions
Better mastery of concepts and application of learning
Improved higher-order skills</li></li></ul><li>
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Making the blend

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A short overview of themes that run through academic blended learning experiences.

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Making the blend

  1. 1. Making the blend for optimal learning<br />Dr. Patricia McGee<br />The University of Texas @ San Antonio <br />ISPI 8/26/10 <br />
  2. 2. NCAT<br />
  3. 3. What’s the % blend?<br />University of Central Florida -mix of study modes (pure distance and face-to-face) between 90–10 and 10–90 (Brown, 2001) . <br />Time per course (semester): 90-135 hours<br />
  4. 4.
  5. 5. Trends in blended<br />50-70% + institutions in higher education offer blended<br />Women participate and succeed in blended/online courses at a higher rate than do men<br />Web 2.0 and mobile tech<br />
  6. 6. Learner Benefits<br /><ul><li>Connectedness
  7. 7. Extended cognitive engagement
  8. 8. More effective use of traditional class time
  9. 9. Increased participation
  10. 10. Learn more
  11. 11. Write better, more meaningful discussions
  12. 12. Better mastery of concepts and application of learning
  13. 13. Improved higher-order skills</li></li></ul><li>
  14. 14. Core considerations<br />
  15. 15. Fundamental Decisions<br />Shaw, P. P. (2007) Towards a conceptual framework for learning. In A. Picciano & C. Dziuban (Eds). Blended learning: Research perspectives. Sloan C. <br />Shank. P. (ed.) (2007). The Online Learning Idea Book: 95 Proven Ways to Enhance Technology-Based and Blended Learning. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. <br />
  16. 16. Varied Interaction<br />
  17. 17. Instructional Design<br />Frameworks<br />Strategies<br />Case-based<br />Scenario-based<br />Role-play<br />Simulation<br />Debate<br />Inquiry<br />Performance<br />Deep discussion<br />Self-assessment<br />Benchmarks<br />Learning teams/circles<br />Presentations/leading<br />Field work<br />
  18. 18. Shifts towards…<br />
  19. 19. Blended Course Resources<br /><ul><li>Course Examples
  20. 20. Login with username AND password: hybfac
  21. 21. EDUCAUSE Hybrid or Blended Learning - 92 Resources
  22. 22. MIT’s Blended Learning Revisited (1.5 hr)
  23. 23. WebJunction’sBlended Learning Guide</li>

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