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The State of Online Chinese Instruction: What Works? What Doesn’t?


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Ken Dirkin, Yao Tu, Yalun Zhou

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The State of Online Chinese Instruction: What Works? What Doesn’t?

  1. 1. Design and Implementation Issues of Blended Learning Yao TuConfucius Institute at the University of Kansas
  2. 2. What is Blended Learning? The combination of face-to-face instruction and online learning.
  3. 3. What is Blended Learning? How to combine? How much needs to be combined?
  4. 4. What is Blended Learning? A ratio of delivery modalities. A pedagogical approach that combines the effectiveness of online learning and socialization opportunities of face- to-face instruction. (Dziuban, 2004)
  5. 5. (North American Council for Online Learning)
  6. 6. Interactive Distance Learning (Videoconferencing) Interact with their teachers and peers at other sites in real time Receive immediate feedback from teachers and classmates CIKU can expand access to students across wide geographic areas
  7. 7. Some IDL Programs on Google Map
  8. 8. Challenges in IDL Class Classroom management Learning community Error correction Differentiated instruction Self-paced learning
  9. 9. Facilitator Training
  10. 10. Site Visiting
  11. 11. Three Instructional ModesIDL videoconferencing (synchronous)Online activities(asynchronous)Face-to-face field trip
  12. 12. Interactive Distance Learning (Videoconferencing) Explore identity through likes and dislikes  sports  hobbies  music  movies
  13. 13. Online Activities Provide students additional learning materials Deliver the content anytime anywhere  Language forms  Challenge option  Authentic materials  Cultural exploration  Assessment
  14. 14. Face-to-face field trip Meet the local Chinese community Attend culture workshops Present projects in the student film festival
  15. 15. Elementary School CurriculumStory (Thread of the unit) Hand LiteracySong Rhyme Math Learning craft Activity
  16. 16. Elementary School Curriculum Story (Thread of the unit)
  17. 17. Curriculum Development IssuesOutsider Administrator Instructional Designer TeacherInsider Facilitator Students