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Workshop Blended Learning

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A client wanted a headstart in blended learning. This is what I presented them, including three exercises.

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Workshop Blended Learning

  1. 1. Wytze Koopalinfo@koopaladvies.nlwww.koopaladvies.nlFebruary 2012 1
  2. 2.  Better understanding of blended learning Different sorts of tools for blended learning Make informed choice between possible scenario’s for blended learning Pitfalls and best practices Exercise with tool(s) yourself Please don’t hesitate if you have any questions 2
  3. 3. 1. What is blended learning?2. Exercise 1: what will you and your organisation gain from blended learning?3. Software categories for blended learning and e-learning4. Examples and demonstrations of toolsCoffee break?5. Exercise 2: create your own online learning materials6. Exercise 3: find, evaluate and build upon existing materials7. Create or reuse?8. Trends and future developments9. Wrapup 3
  4. 4.  Blend of formal and informal learning Blend of workplace and classroom Blend of instructionally structured resources and resources created for a purpose other than learning Blend of interaction with others in the same or different locations Blend of digital and physical locations More blends? Collis, B., & Moonen, J. (2005). An on-going journey: Technology as a learning workbench. University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands. http://www.BettyCollisJefMoonen.nlWorkshop Blended Learning 4
  5. 5.  “Choosing the best blend for a learning situation is a new skill. Designing a Web environment to integrate the components of the blend is also a new skill.“  This implies that role of trainer changes: ◦ Less face-to-face instructional activities ◦ More ICT savvy ◦ Broader repertoire of learning activities ◦ Community manager ◦ Moderator ◦ Facilitator Collis, B., & Moonen, J. (2005). An on-going journey: Technology as a learning workbench. University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands. http://www.BettyCollisJefMoonen.nlWorkshop Blended Learning 5
  6. 6.  “Informal learning is the unofficial, unscheduled, impromptu way people learn to do their jobs.” Jay Cross (2010) Video explanation by Jay Cross himself http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlETGJ0mnno http://theelearningcoach.com/elearning2-0/informal-learning-an-interview-with-jay-crossWorkshop Blended Learning 6
  7. 7.  This is a matter of transfer: ◦ will you still remember what is told in the classroom weeks ago? ◦ will you be able to execute a task that you trained last month? ◦ how realistic can a classroom training be anyway? 7
  8. 8. Collis B., & Moonen J. (2001). Flexible learning in a digital world (pp.86-109). London: Kogan Page. 8
  9. 9.  Some suggestions: ◦ Supply your participants with key resources to study (online) ◦ Supply an e-assessment ◦ Give them opportunity to provide their specific questions (or learning goals) ◦ Let them write an essay (e.g. weblog) ◦ Record (parts of) your lecture through video and make this available ◦ Let them submit materials online ◦ Build connections by providing contact possibilities (social networking) ◦ Any other suggestions? 9
  10. 10.  Some suggestions: ◦ Beware of too much lecturing ◦ Create and provide exercises and activities ◦ Use peer feedback ◦ Design an follow-up activity ◦ Any other suggestions? 10
  11. 11.  Some suggestions: ◦ Check out the results of the follow-up activity ◦ Provide exercises, quizzes and activities ◦ Let them build their professional network online ◦ Any other suggestions? 11
  12. 12. Satish Patel (2009): https://vimeo.com/6309098 12
  13. 13.  Flexibility in ◦ time ◦ location ◦ trainer ◦ but mostly dependent on internet-connection Creative use of ◦ interactivity / learning activities ◦ audio and/or video More geared to individual learner More active engagement expected of learner 13
  14. 14.  (1) "The delivery of formal and informal learning and training activities, processes, communities and events via means of all electronic media like Internet, intranet, extranet, CD-ROM, video tape, DVD, TV, cell phones, smartphones et cetera." (2) “E-learning comprises all forms of electronically supported learning and teaching. (..) The term will still most likely be utilized to reference out-of- classroom and in-classroom educational experiences via technology, even as advances continue in regard to devices and curriculum.” (1) Marcel de Leeuwe: http://www.leerbeleving.nl/wbts/1/what_is_elearning.html (2) Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E-learning 14
  15. 15. Before During After Collis B., & Moonen J. (2001). Flexible learning in a digital world (pp. 86-109). London: Kogan Page. 15
  16. 16.  Questions to ask yourself:  What can and should be learned invidually?  How and when can I use peer feedback / review?  What are exactly the training needs of the learners; which skills should they acquire?  How can i deliver (digital) content before and after? 16
  17. 17.  Jane Hart : http://www.c4lpt.co.uk/blog/2011/10/28/you-cant-manage- informal-learning-only-use-of-informal-media Hans de Zwart: http://www.slideshare.net/hansdezwart/7-problemen-en-9- vragen-voor-opleiders Marcel de Leeuwe: http://www.slideshare.net/marceldeleeuwe/fontysavond- over-elearning-tools-op-14-feb-2012 Wilfred Rubens: http://www.te-learning.nl/developrubens.pdf Open Universiteit: http://portal.ou.nl/nl/web/leren-met-ICT 17
  18. 18. Workshop Blended Learning 18
  19. 19.  What is your analysis right now? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SWOT_analysis 19
  20. 20.  Write down (10 minutes) ◦ Strengths, or greatest (potential) benefits ◦ Weaknesses, or pitfalls ◦ Opportunities, external chances to improve ◦ Threats, external elements that could cause trouble Discussion (15 minutes) We will get back at unanswered issues later in this workshop 20
  21. 21. Workshop Blended Learning 21
  22. 22.  What kind of software tools are out there?  Basically a few types: ◦ Learning Management (administration & delivery & access) ◦ Authoring (production) ◦ Networking (connect, share, re-use, trust) ◦ Repositories (sharing, distribution) ◦ Secondary stuff, such as screen recording, webinars, etcWorkshop Blended Learning 22
  23. 23.  Slighty different systems ◦ Blackboard, N@tschool, Saba, Docent, Moodle -> Sakai, It’s Learning, Very similar in functionality ◦ courses ◦ classes and groups ◦ assignments ◦ schedules ◦ grading ◦ access to content ◦ some stuff that we categorize hereafter http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E-learning 23
  24. 24.  Authoring Lectora, EasyGenerator, Articulate, eXe Graphical Photoshop, Fireworks, Gimp Audio Audacity Animation Flash, Fireworks Simulation Captivate, OnDemand Video YouTube, Vimeo, Pinnacle, iMovie Screencapturing SnagIt, Jing, Screenr Assessment Questionmark, HotPotatoes Simulation Viewletbuilder 24
  25. 25.  OCW Consortium Connexions Merlot Wikiversity Wikibooks Khan Academy OER Commons (NL) WikiWijs 25
  26. 26.  LinkedIn : closed groups Twitter e.g. follow thought leaders Facebook : create your own presence Elgg : create your own (closed) community, with subgroups etc 26
  27. 27.  Communication ◦ Chat [ICQ, MSN, Skype] ◦ Apps and screen sharing [PC Anywhere, Skype] ◦ Videoconferencing [Live Messenger, Skype] Content and knowledge management ◦ Weblog [Wordpress, Blogger] ◦ Wiki [DokuWiki, MediaWiki] Visualisatie tools ◦ MindMapping [MindManager, FreeMind] ◦ Flowcharts [Visio] Virtual Classrooms [DimDim, Adobe Connect, Skype] 27
  28. 28. http://www.ocwconsortium.org/http://www.ocwsearch.com/http://www.KHANAcademy.orghttp://cnx.org/http://www.oercommons.org/http://www.merlot.orghttp://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/http://www.flatworldknowledge.comhttp://en.wikibooks.orghttp://en.wikiversity.orghttp://www.p2pu.org/enSocial network, eg. ElggArticulate StudioeXe LearningHotPotatoes 28
  29. 29.  Challenge: we’d like to exchange digital learning materials The solution: ◦ we agree on a certain format So we have ◦ Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) ◦ IMS Content Packaging (IMS CP) ◦ IMS Question and Test Operability (IMS QTI) ◦ http://www.imsglobal.org/specifications.html ◦ EPUB (digital books) 29
  30. 30.  Challenge: we’d like to exchange digital learning materials The problem: ◦ we may not freely use or rewrite it Solution ◦ not Copyright, but Copyleft ◦ Creative Commons (http://creativecommons.org) 30
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  32. 32.  eXe Learning Hot Potatoes Articulate Studio (perhaps other tools?) Take 30-40 minutes See instructions in handout 32
  33. 33.  How did it go? Any changes in your SWOT analysis? 33
  34. 34.  Take 20 – 30 minutes See instructions in handout 34
  35. 35.  How did it go? Any changes in your SWOT analysis? 35
  36. 36.  What is your opinion? Have you read the license conditions? 36
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  40. 40.  Informal Producing Remixing Is personal: finding the right teacher, the right content, the right time (learning network) Always on: mobile, ubiquitous http://www.slideshare.net/wrubens/trends-elearning2011 40
  41. 41. Learning in networks, social learning Peter Sloep e.a.: http://celstec.org/content/leernetwerken Jane Hart: http://www.slideshare.net/janehart/the-future-of-elearning-is- social-learnngCurriculum and instructional design Marius van Bruggen: http://www.gmw.rug.nl/~stud099/Marius/Home01.html Van Merrienboer, Jeroen & Kirschner, Paul A. (2008, September 9). Four Component Instructional Design (4C/ID). SciTopics. Retrieved February 28, 2012, from http://www.scitopics.com/Four_Component_Instructional_Design_4C_ID.html David Merrill: https://www.indiana.edu/~tedfrick/aect2002/firstprinciplesbymerrill.pdf http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Instructional_Technology/Models_of_Instruction al_Design 41
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