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Blended learning


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I used these slides in a persentation given to colleagues at CUHK organised by CLEAR (The Center for Learning Enhancement and Research) on 1st September 2010

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Blended learning

  1. 1. Blended learning
  2. 2. The technology is no longer a barrier
  3. 3. Introduction to the course
  4. 4. Audio only – 10 – 15 minutes http://
  5. 5. Moodle
  6. 6. Audio and powerpoint slides
  7. 7. Recap of problem question discussion
  8. 8. Why? <ul><li>Introductory webcast (help early decision-making) </li></ul><ul><li>Give students a way of preparing / revisiting a lecture </li></ul><ul><li>Interesting to give it a try </li></ul>
  9. 9. Creates something to show for your teaching
  10. 10. How? <ul><li>In ITSC studio </li></ul><ul><li>In office </li></ul><ul><ul><li>computer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>headphones </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audacity (free) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Powerpoint </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Authorpoint (free) </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Recording of the lecture or a separate recording?
  12. 12. Judy Lo at ITSC – technical support
  13. 13. Prof Keith Thomas and Annisa Ho at CLEAR - evaluation
  14. 14. Paul Lam and Kevin Wong at CLEAR – mobile and e-books
  15. 15. Echo360 – Edman Chan in ITSC
  16. 16. Feedback <ul><li>Informal </li></ul><ul><li>Course Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Focus groups </li></ul><ul><li>Specific questionnaire </li></ul><ul><li>Record of downloads and visits </li></ul>
  17. 17. Get your feedback early!
  18. 18. Benefits <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Overview </li></ul><ul><li>Revision </li></ul><ul><li>Helps students with poorer English </li></ul><ul><li>Conveys enthusiasm </li></ul>
  19. 19. Takes time to write the script
  20. 20. Conference
  21. 21. ItunesU / YouTube / Academic Earth
  22. 22. JISC
  23. 23. Points raised in our seminar <ul><li>Too teacher-focused? </li></ul><ul><li>Different offerings for student sub-groups </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on controversial / emerging issues and cases </li></ul>
  24. 24. The next stage <ul><li>More podcasts !! </li></ul><ul><li>Tidy up </li></ul><ul><li>Blog </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile </li></ul><ul><li>E-books </li></ul>
  25. 25. Moodle
  26. 26. Why? <ul><li>Many ways to get at the same content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Preferred learning style </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Help students to get a firm grasp of the basics </li></ul><ul><li>Deeper learning (for those who want it) </li></ul><ul><li>Platform for scholarship </li></ul>
  27. 27. Evaluation <ul><li>Focus groups </li></ul><ul><li>Questionnaires </li></ul>
  28. 28. Why would you do it?