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Blended Learning

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Blended Learning

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Blended Learning

  1. 1. Blended Learning What it is What it isn’t
  2. 2. Blended… A face-to-face class with an online component? OR An online class with a face-to-face component?
  3. 3. BL – What it is Source: Picciano, A.G. (2005)
  4. 4. BL – What it is • Traditional “seat-time” is replaced with online activities • Activities are planned in a pedagogically sound manner • Instructors choose which methodology best suits the activity “The best of both worlds”
  5. 5. BL – What it isn’t • An opportunity for students to do less work for their 3 or 4 credits • An opportunity for students to be uninvolved in their learning • An enormous increase in work for faculty • A class in which only the tech-savvy can teach
  6. 6. Advantages of BL • Student access to higher education • INCREASED ENROLLMENT and RETENTION • Opportunity to be creative, for both faculty and students
  7. 7. Why Blend? • 1. Improved Pedagogy • Interactive vs. Transmissive enviroments • Authenticity integration into work • 2. Increased Access/ Flexibility • Reduced seat time courses-UCF M courses • 3. Increased Cost Effectiveness • Corporate: ROI-IBM 47:1, Avaya, Microsoft • Higher Ed: PEW Grants
  8. 8. Blended Learning Advantages • 1. Increased Learning (better papers, higher scores) • 2. More effective pedagogy and interaction • 3. Course access at one’s convenience and flexible completion (e.g. multiple ways to meet course objectives) • 4. Reduction in physical class or space needs, commuting, parking • 5. Increased opportunities for human interaction, communication, & contact among students • 6. Introverts participate more
  9. 9. Learning Community •There is a preference for creating an online learning community in order to increase student learning and retention in the program. Such a community might be in a single class or across a series of classes.
  10. 10. Implication and Challenges for Blended Learning in Higher Education • Faculty and students are more mobile • Student expectations rise. • Greater self-determined learning. • More corporate university partnerships. • Courses increasingly modular. • Less predefined schedules. • Scheduling much more complex.

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