benefits of blended learning
The flexibility of blended courses allows teachers to redesign almost any course to best fit the needs of the learners. When it’s done right, a blended course offers flexibility and access (for both teacher and student) while enhancing the learning experience. Learn some of the most effective classroom-tested methods from someone who has been teaching blended courses for nearly a decade.
Online Seminar • Recorded on Tuesday, February 4th, 2014
Blended learning entails more than simply replacing class time with online course elements or supplementing an online course with face-to-face meetings. To be successful, the online and face-to-face modes need to be integrated by taking into account the learning objectives and the affordances of each mode and deliberately linking what occurs in each mode.
Blended learning does not simply involve shifting portions of face-to-face instruction online. Ultimately, a blended course will require reconceptualization of the entire learning process. That’s where ADDIE comes in.
The ADDIE method is an acronym that stands for analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation. It is a critically important tool for designing blended courses.
Blended courses, when executed skillfully, can create a better learning experience for students while also meeting the needs of the institution for scalability and academic rigor. This seminar goes beyond discussing theory and focuses on demonstrating how blending has worked in classroom settings, giving you the skills you need to adapt the blended learning model to your own courses.
Online Seminar • Recorded on Thursday, May 2nd, 2013
This seminar will provide you with greater confidence in making the move to blended learning classroom, as well as a clear understanding of the right way to approach it, the best practices for content delivery, and the most meaningful methods of assessment and improvement.
Online Seminar • Recorded on Wednesday, March 13th, 2013
This blended learning video series provides a comprehensive approach to blended course design based on established pedagogical theory and shaped by real-world experience.
For college faculty interested in exploring blended learning, deciding which course elements to teach face-to-face and which to address through online technology can be a major stumbling block.
Teaching a great blended course involves much more than divvying up content between face-to-face instruction and online technology. Effective blended course design requires faculty to reconsider their role in learning.
Blended learning course design, a deliberate combination of face-to-face and online learning, requires a shift in thinking in what it means to teach and what it means to learn.
You don’t need to choose between online learning and face-to-face instruction. With blended courses you can get the best of both worlds: The cost efficiencies of an online learning experience combined with invaluable face-to-face interaction. This video seminar explains how to successfully transform your current courses into blended courses.