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Blended Learning

  1. 1. Blended learning Susan Armitage Phil Tubman
  2. 2. Blended learning some definitions <ul><li>a course where at least some of the content is delivered and/or some of the interaction is conducted using information and communications technology, with the rest of the course delivery taking place in a face to face setting. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(Bell, 2002) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>“ This Strategy does not propose that e-learning replaces face to face models of learning but argues for a blended learning model in which ICT is deployed to enhance the quality and consistency of the student learning experience, complementing existing learning, teaching and assessment approaches.”  </li></ul><ul><li>LU e-learning strategy 2006 </li></ul>
  4. 4. Confidence query… <ul><li>How confident are you about using technology to support teaching and learning on a scale of 1-5? </li></ul><ul><li>where 1 is not confident at all and 5 is very confident </li></ul>
  5. 6. A brief history trip… 1992 1989 1993/4 2001 VLEs Teaching and Learning Technology Programme and TLTSN Tim Berners-Lee starts the WWW My son is born Lancaster is a leader in the use of online collaborative learning tools (CMC); Computers in Teaching Initiative established Take off in use for on-campus courses Use of graphical interfaces for CMC via WWW, mainly supporting distance learning; Content sharing 2004 Web 2.0 Collaborative creation of content Sharing information, communication & social networking Blended learning 2008 Technology Enhanced Learning The future …
  6. 7. A Blended Learning activity? <ul><li>Think back to the Student Diversity session where a mix of media were used to run the session in the absence of the tutor… </li></ul><ul><li>Consider the following affordances </li></ul><ul><li>New opportunities for learning </li></ul><ul><li>New opportunities for teaching </li></ul>
  7. 8. What benefits and barriers can you identify in this activity? Student Tutor Benefits Barriers
  8. 9. technology/media supported Fully online Face to face Technology/media dependent e.g. Email, Metalib e.g. Powerpoint e.g. Videoconferencing, simulations e.g. MSN/SKYPE, wikis, blogs, virtual worlds
  9. 10. Technology/media supported Fully online Face to face Technology/media dependent wikis MyPlace /MyPGR /MyModules VLE Mail explosion lists Email Off-air recording PRS/EVS systems DVD/CD players PC & Data projector Powerpoint LUMES CBA Videoconferencing eprints Scanned documents Virtual worlds /Virtual reality Pictures Videostreaming Film & video CBA MSN /SKYPE Metalib Interactive whiteboards Podcasting Audio Simulations /Adobe connect /Twitter Adapted from: Picciano, A.G., 2005, Sloan-C Summer Workshop, Victoria, British Columbia
  10. 11. LTG Support <ul><li> </li></ul>
  11. 12. Collaborative course design <ul><li>Subject Librarians </li></ul><ul><li>Learning technologists </li></ul><ul><li>Administrative staff </li></ul><ul><li>IT staff </li></ul><ul><li>Colleagues </li></ul>
  12. 13. Audio visual services (94393) Copyright LUTV Photographic unit Creating content Scanning Powerpoint Lancaster Uni’s E-learning strategy Techdis Accessibility Case studies of practice @ Lancaster Elearning practice in HE Staff Learning Centre Learning Technology Group Plagiarism detection JISC regional support centre HE Academy subject centres Blended Learning CETL
  13. 14. Design lifecycle <ul><li>Pilot phase </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Embedding </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation & monitoring </li></ul>
  14. 15. The key message… <ul><li>It depends on what you do with it in your context and what your success criteria are for blended learning </li></ul>
  15. 16. reflection <ul><li>Could any of these tools be useful to you? </li></ul><ul><li>What ideas/thoughts have you had about blended learning as a result of today’s session? </li></ul><ul><li>What will you follow up on after today? </li></ul>
  16. 17. Confidence query… <ul><li>How confident are you now about using technology to support teaching and learning on a scale of 1-5? </li></ul><ul><li>where 1 is not confident at all and 5 is very confident </li></ul>
  17. 19. The persistence of myths The Open University's Institute for Educational Technology
  18. 20. So what else is changing? The Open University's Institute for Educational Technology Q4.5: ‘If you download written materials, do you read them onscreen or print them out?
  19. 21. A, b or c? A web supplemented B web dependent C fully online course
  20. 22. <ul><li>“ Any given instructional strategy can be supported by a number of contrasting technologies (old and new), just as any given technology might support different instructional strategies. But for any given instructional strategy, some technologies are better than others: better to turn a screw with a screwdriver than a hammer — a dime may also do the trick, but a screwdriver is usually better”. </li></ul><ul><li>from IMPLEMENTING THE SEVEN PRINCIPLES: Technology as Lever by Arthur W. Chickering and Stephen C. Ehrmann available online at: </li></ul>
  21. 23. LU e-learning strategy threshold Minimun/ Introductory (common features currently) Intermediate/ Contextual (substitution & customisation) Advanced/ Transformational (incl forms of learning not readily possible by traditional means) Category & Level