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What's so Special about Blended Learning?


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What's so Special about Blended Learning?

  1. 1. What’s so special about Blended Learning?<br />
  2. 2. Balancing Time and Place<br />
  3. 3. Flexibility is Key<br />
  4. 4. Anytime/anywhere work<br />Ease of schedule <br />Improved control <br />Freedom from large classes<br />Flexibility <br />Convenience<br />Student Involvement in Online Learning, Dziuban, et al<br />What motivates studentstoenroll in online courses?<br />
  5. 5. Place can be more flexible<br />
  6. 6. Mobile Learning adds convenience<br />
  7. 7. 1) take it easy<br />2) focus on design, not technology<br />3) use resources already available (open content, etc.)<br />4) don’t go it alone<br />5) manage your students’ expectations<br />6) anticipate problems<br />University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee<br />Tips on Hybrid Courses<br />
  8. 8. Interactions outside the classroom<br /><ul><li>threaded discussion, blogs, journals,
  9. 9. wikis (collaborative writing),
  10. 10. mobile learning (see Twitter recording),
  11. 11. assessments tool,
  12. 12. assignment tool,
  13. 13. research projects,
  14. 14. peer review,
  15. 15. media projects (video/audio/graphics),
  16. 16. presentations,
  17. 17. virtual worlds (simulations, role playing)</li></li></ul><li>Web-based technologies<br />
  18. 18. Who is doing Blended Well?<br />
  19. 19. Babson Survey Research Group, Class Differences: Online Education in the United States, 2010, The Sloan Consortium<br />Dabbagh, Nada, The Online Learner: Characteristics and Pedagogical Implications, Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, 7 (3), 217-226<br />Howard, Samuel B, The Benefits of Face-to-Face Interaction in the Online Freshman Composition Course, MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching Vol. 5, No. 4 December 2009 <br />Mendernach B., et al, Learner Attribute Research Juxtaposed with Online Instructor Experience: Predicors of Success in the Accelerated, Online Classroom, Journal of Educators Online, Vol 3, No. 2 July 2006<br />Dziuban, Charles, et. al. Student Involvement in Online Learning, Alfred P Sloan Foundation, October 2007<br />University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, Hybrid Courses,<br />Blended Learning at Simmons College<br />Blended Learning Initiative at University of Illinois at Chicago,<br />References & Resources:<br />
  20. 20. Ekapadakapotasana variation by Kelly Loves Whales<br />Scale by fortinbras<br />Skype Brothers by Andrew Scott<br />MacbookAir and SandiskCruzer by NoWin<br />University of Chicago, Eckhart Hall By jsutcℓiffe<br />Cloud_Queen by lennysan<br />Layers by Incase.<br />What’s the Story ebook on iPad… by shiftstigma<br />Augmented reality game… by nilsmengedoht<br />All images Licensed under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA<br />