BLENDED LEARNING:
  HOW CAN YOUR
STUDENTS BENEFIT?
              TESOL 2010
          Christina M. Cavage
 in conjunction ...
Dilemma
Instructional Tools to support course goals/
outcomes and meet my students needs (beyond the
core text)
 They need...
Solution Attempt . . .

Over the course of the years, I
tried several things:

  Had students purchase CDs
  with texts

 ...
Solution Attempt . . .

Assigned lab work
for homework
  students often
  could not attend
  due to their life
  schedules
Solution Attempt . . .
Began using Course
Management systems
like WebCT and
Blackboard
  Very time consuming
  to create/l...
Blended Learning
Began using one web-
based tool, Focus On
Grammar Interactive
  students appeared more
  engaged, seemed ...
Blended Learning

Research tells us that blended learning is . . .
The blending of in-class instruction with a web-
based ...
Blended Learning
Could a blended
learning model truly
help my English
Language Learners
make greater learner
gains in thei...
Blended Learning
Blended learning . . .
The blending of in-class instruction with a web-based
course system that supports ...
Advantages of a Blended
 Learning Environment
Students interact
with content more
frequently when
content is presented
and...
Advantages of Blended
        Learning
Students have access to
content anytime,
anyplace . . . so that
student who works t...
Advantages of Blending
       Learning

Students take more
control over their own
learning; i.e.. they
develop greater lea...
Blended Learning
              Environments
Three levels of blended learning

   Non-management
          electronic workb...
LEI and FOGI
Longman English Interactive      Focus on Grammar
                                 Interactive
  Four levels
...
MyNorthStar Lab
My NorthStar Lab (and        Directed and open
other MyLabs)                speaking practice

  Five leve...
MyNorthStar Lab
What my students are           “I learn new words easily
saying . . .                   by playing games a...
Blended Learning
            Environments
Longman English Interactive
  login
Focus On Grammar Interactive
  login
MyNorth...
Blended Learning
What I have learned about using a blended learning
environment . . .
  allows the learners to have greate...
Blended Learning
Using a blended learning environment . . .

  allows ESL professionals to augment their teaching

  allow...
Blended Learning

Questions???
cavage@atlantic.edu
Blended Learning
References:
Al-Jarf, R. S. 2004. The effects of Web-based learning on struggling
EFL college writers. For...
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  1. 1. BLENDED LEARNING: HOW CAN YOUR STUDENTS BENEFIT? TESOL 2010 Christina M. Cavage in conjunction with Pearson Education
  2. 2. Dilemma Instructional Tools to support course goals/ outcomes and meet my students needs (beyond the core text) They needed to be: engaging accessible, but not cost prohibitive encouraged learners to be more independent; to develop greater autonomy
  3. 3. Solution Attempt . . . Over the course of the years, I tried several things: Had students purchase CDs with texts found these were often unopened
  4. 4. Solution Attempt . . . Assigned lab work for homework students often could not attend due to their life schedules
  5. 5. Solution Attempt . . . Began using Course Management systems like WebCT and Blackboard Very time consuming to create/load course content Created my own website found students were accessing it regularly, but allowed for little interaction
  6. 6. Blended Learning Began using one web- based tool, Focus On Grammar Interactive students appeared more engaged, seemed to take more control over their learning, and obviously they had greater access to course content Blended Learning . . .what is it really? And could this be the answer?
  7. 7. Blended Learning Research tells us that blended learning is . . . The blending of in-class instruction with a web- based course system that supports and reinforces the content delivered in the face to face environment.
  8. 8. Blended Learning Could a blended learning model truly help my English Language Learners make greater learner gains in their language development? Was this the answer? In class research Fellowship
  9. 9. Blended Learning Blended learning . . . The blending of in-class instruction with a web-based course system that supports and reinforces the content that is delivered in the face to face environment. Additionally, it increases learner gains through the increased level of engagement, easy access to material and the promotion of independent study.
  10. 10. Advantages of a Blended Learning Environment Students interact with content more frequently when content is presented and supported in a web-based environment thus increasing learner gains (supported by Dept of Ed 2009 research)
  11. 11. Advantages of Blended Learning Students have access to content anytime, anyplace . . . so that student who works till 3 am, can log on after work or can ‘keep up’ with the class if they need to return to their country due to an emergency
  12. 12. Advantages of Blending Learning Students take more control over their own learning; i.e.. they develop greater learner autonomy
  13. 13. Blended Learning Environments Three levels of blended learning Non-management electronic workbook instructors can view student work Little management reinforcement of course content can be manipulated to some degree Full course management system can be manipulated by teacher, i.e.. teacher can add and delete content
  14. 14. LEI and FOGI Longman English Interactive Focus on Grammar Interactive Four levels Five levels Incorporates all skill areas (provides learning Corresponds/supports text outcomes) Allows student to submit Provides remediation up to 10 drafts of an essay Nicely Supports Side by Provides essay revising/ Side, Center Stage editing tools
  15. 15. MyNorthStar Lab My NorthStar Lab (and Directed and open other MyLabs) speaking practice Five levels of Allows teacher to record MyNorthStar, to support feedback 5 texts Allows teacher to delete Includes book content questions/content and and so much more . . . also add questions/ content Rich vocabulary practice (pronunciation) Includes Assessments
  16. 16. MyNorthStar Lab What my students are “I learn new words easily saying . . . by playing games and practicing pronunciation.” “I can practice anytime.” “More fun than doing “I can practice as many homework in my book.” times as I want.” “I like to practice my “I like NorthStar Lab speaking on the computer because I can listen to my because sometimes I am teacher.” quiet in class.”
  17. 17. Blended Learning Environments Longman English Interactive login Focus On Grammar Interactive login MyNorthStar Lab login
  18. 18. Blended Learning What I have learned about using a blended learning environment . . . allows the learners to have greater access to course content allows the learners to interact with content in an engaging, stimulating way allows learners to interact with course content at high frequency rates allows the learners to self-direct their learning; leading to greater learner gains
  19. 19. Blended Learning Using a blended learning environment . . . allows ESL professionals to augment their teaching allows ESL professionals to customize their course content to meet needs of their course/program(through the re-ordering to creating and deleting questions) saves time for ESL professionals in searching for additional course support materials provides ESL professionals with a “portfolio” of student work, evidence for mastery of student learning outcomes
  20. 20. Blended Learning Questions??? cavage@atlantic.edu
  21. 21. Blended Learning References: Al-Jarf, R. S. 2004. The effects of Web-based learning on struggling EFL college writers. Foreign Language Annals 37 (1):49–57. Cavage, Christina. 2009. Teaching and Learning Language with Web 2.0. Princeton Mid-Career Fellowship Papers 2009 Evaluation of Evidence-Based Practices in Online Learning; A Meta- Analysis and Review of Online Learning Studies. U.S. Department of Education, Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development, Washington, D.C., 2009. Accessed at — (http://www.ed.gov/rschstat/ eval/tech/ evidence-based-practices/finalreport.pdf).

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