The State of Online Chinese Instruction: What Works? What Doesn’t?
Design and Implementation Issues of Blended Learning Yao TuConfucius Institute at the University of Kansas
What is Blended Learning? The combination of face-to-face instruction and online learning.
What is Blended Learning? How to combine? How much needs to be combined?
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)
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
Three Instructional ModesIDL videoconferencing (synchronous)Online activities(asynchronous)Face-to-face field trip
Interactive Distance Learning (Videoconferencing) Explore identity through likes and dislikes sports hobbies music movies
Online Activities Provide students additional learning materials Deliver the content anytime anywhere Language forms Challenge option Authentic materials Cultural exploration Assessment
Face-to-face field trip Meet the local Chinese community Attend culture workshops Present projects in the student film festival
Elementary School CurriculumStory (Thread of the unit) Hand LiteracySong Rhyme Math Learning craft Activity
Elementary School Curriculum Story (Thread of the unit)
Curriculum Development IssuesOutsider Administrator Instructional Designer TeacherInsider Facilitator Students