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Get Blended! A Six-Pack of Free Online Tools for Creating Blended Learning


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This presentation will give clear purpose for why instructional designers, instructors, and institutions should consider changing traditional instruction to a Blended Learning approach. In this global age of information, digital literacy and 21st Century Skills have become a major deciding factor in hiring contemporary scholars who are adept at working and living in an age of global information.

Get Blended! shares six tools that can easily be used to transform traditional instruction to a blended format, and the pedagogical purpose of applying each of those tools. We will look at applying these tools in terms of Bloom’s Taxonomy, a categorization of learning objectives based on the cognitive domains.

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Get Blended! A Six-Pack of Free Online Tools for Creating Blended Learning

  1. 1. Get Blended! <br />A Six-Pack of Free Online Tools <br />for Creating Blended Learning<br />
  2. 2. Digital Literacy & 21st Century Skills<br />Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy<br />Six Tools:<br />Wiki’s<br />SlideShare<br />GoogleDocs<br />Blogs<br />e-Portfolios<br />VoiceThread<br />Get Blended!<br />
  3. 3. Digital Literacy & 21st Century Skills<br />Get Blended!<br />
  4. 4. Get Blended!<br />Creativity and Innovation <br />Critical Thinking and Problem Solving <br />Communication and Collaboration <br />21st Century Skills<br />Information Literacy<br />Media Literacy<br />ICT Literacy<br />
  5. 5. Bloom’s Taxonomy<br />Get Blended!<br />1956 - Original<br />2001 - Revised<br />
  6. 6. Bloom’s Taxonomy Blooms Digitally<br />2008 Article by Andrew Churches<br />Get Blended!<br />programming, filming, animating, Blogging, Video blogging, mixing, remixing, wiki-ing, publishing, video-casting, podcasting, directing/producing, creating or building mash ups<br />(blog/vlog) commenting, reviewing, posting, moderating, collaborating, networking, reflecting, (alpha & beta) testing.<br />mashing, linking, reverse-engineering, cracking, mind-mapping, validating, tagging<br />Implementing, carrying out, using, executing, running, loading, playing, operating, hacking, uploading, sharing, editing<br />advanced searching, Boolean searching, blog journaling, twittering, categorizing and tagging, commenting, annotating, subscribing<br />highlighting, bookmarking, social networking, social bookmarking, favorite-ing/local bookmarking, Searching, Googling<br />2008 - Digital<br />
  7. 7. Get Blended!<br />Models for Blended Learning<br />Program in Course Redesigna Pew-funded effort that demonstrated how colleges and universities can redesign their instructional approaches using technology to achieve cost savings as well as quality enhancements. PEW researchers created three models of blended instruction:<br />Supplemental Model<br />Replacement Model<br />Emporium Model<br />
  8. 8. Any questions so far? <br />Get Blended!<br />
  9. 9. Wiki<br />A collection of web sites designed to enable anyone with access to contribute or modify content<br />Examples:<br />Wiki for this presentation:<br />PSU iMBA Program Wiki<br />Get Blended!<br />
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  11. 11. PSU iMBA Wiki<br />
  12. 12. SlideShare<br />A presentation sharing website where users can upload, view, and share presentation files<br />Examples:<br />Instructional Practices presentation<br />This presentation<br />Get Blended!<br />
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  15. 15. Google Docs<br />A free, Web-based word processor, spreadsheet, presentation, and form application<br />Collaborate!<br />Examples:<br />Human Resources/Employee Relations course<br />Workflow for this presentation<br />Get Blended!<br />
  16. 16. HRER 505 – Seminar in Human Resources Google Docs assignment<br />
  17. 17. Google Docs Dashboard<br />
  18. 18. Blogs<br />A type of website, usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions or events, or other material such as graphics or video<br />Examples:<br />PSU English course<br />PSU Criminal Justice course<br />Get Blended!<br />
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  21. 21. e-Portfolios<br />Electronic Portfolios are a collection of electronic evidence (text, files, images, links) usually assembled and managed by a single user<br />Examples:<br />e-Portfolios at Penn State<br />KEEP Toolkit <br />Get Blended!<br />
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  24. 24. VoiceThread<br />A collaborative multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos, and allows people to leave comments using voice, text, an audio file, or video<br />Examples:<br />Comm 150 – Response Assignment<br />PSU Roman Archaeology Course<br />Get Blended!<br />
  25. 25. Comm 150 Course<br />
  26. 26. Roman Archaeology Course<br />
  27. 27. Digital Literacy & 21st Century Skills<br />Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy<br />Six Tools:<br />Wiki’s<br />SlideShare<br />GoogleDocs<br />Blogs<br />e-Portfolios<br />VoiceThread<br />Get Blended!<br />
  28. 28. Any Questions?<br />Get Blended!<br />
  29. 29. Contact Us!<br />Stephanie Edel-Malizia<br /><br />Kristin Bittner<br /><br /><br />Get Blended!<br />
  30. 30. Resources:<br />21st Century Skills Project at  <br />Churches, Andrew. &quot;Bloom&apos;s Taxonomy Blooms Digitally.&quot; Educators&apos; eZine (2008). Retrieved 8 Aug 2009, from<br />e-Portfolios @ Penn State -<br />Forehand, M. (2005). Bloom&apos;s taxonomy: Original and revised. In M. Orey (Ed.), Emerging perspectives on learning, teaching, and technology. Retrieved 18 Oct 09, from<br />Garrison, D. Randy and Vaughan, Norman D., (2008). Blended Learning in Higher Education - Framework, Principles, and Guidelines <br />Krathwohl, D.R. (2002). A Revision of bloom&apos;s taxonomy: an overview. Theory into Practice, 41(4), 212-218.<br />The Economist Intelligence Unit 2008, The future of higher education: How technology will shape learning<br />Web Learning @ Penn State – Blended Learning<br />