First Person: Taking Learning out of the classroom Homework from Geography teacher Mr Kelwin Koh can be anything from watching a video to hunting around your neighbourhood for rainforest leaves. He shares how it’s all for the sake of deeper learning. For the last four or five years, I’ve been creating “walkthrough videos” on YouTube. For those unfamiliar with the term, “walkthrough videos” are step-by-step guides for popular games produced by expert gamers to help others get through different levels in a game. My videos, instead of taking my viewers through games, take my students through various concepts of Geography. For instance, I’ve done videos for topics like Living with Tectonic Hazards, and Impact of Water Shortage.
3 Ways to Implement Blended Learning In The Classroom By Rachelle Dene Poth Best practices for blending or flipping your classroom are hot topics of discussion in education today. Much of the discussion focuses on finding clear definitions of what these terms mean and the benefit to classrooms. Singularity University Exponential Innovation Program We’ll Prepare You to Innovate Successfully in This New Future In this energizing three-day program, we’ll take you to the future and back, and help you map out a successful innovation journey to propel your organization forward. We’ll explore the most recent advances in exponential technologies (and give you hands-on experience!), provide a deep dive into the latest innovation tools and methodologies for succeeding in an exponential world, and examine the newest leadership and organizational models to support innovation. Upcoming program dates September 25 - 27, 2017
Blended Learning in the Classroom: Five creative ways to use it - CAE The growth of eLearning isn’t just about online courses. Many of the technological advancements in the education industry are about what happens inside the classroom. Technology such as computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones become more and more present in our lives. So, it makes sense for these useful tools to be gaining a much greater presence in the classroom, too. 4 Tips for Managing Blended Learning With Google Classroom With millions of teacher and student users around the world, Google Classroom has become a staple for work, collaboration, and learning. Its user-friendly qualities make it a suitable learning management system (LMS) for students of all ages and for all subjects. As more and more schools try blended learning, many teachers may wonder: How can I use Google Classroom as a learning management system for blended learning experiences? In my classroom, my students rotate through a station rotation blended learning model.
Centre for Teaching Excellence What is Blended Learning? Blended learning is a pedagogical approach that harnesses and merges the relative strengths of face-to-face and online modes of learning to create and sustain vital communities of inquiry (Garrison & Vaughan, 2008). The former mode is commonly associated with a synchronous, oral form of communication, social interaction and collaboration opportunities, and the latter commonly associated with characteristics of asynchronous communication, self-paced, self-directed learning, and access to broader Internet-based learning opportunities. In essence, blended learning refers to contextually appropriate combinations of the effectiveness and socialization opportunities of the classroom with the technologically-enhanced active learning possibilities of the online environment (Dziuban, Hartman and Moskel, 2004). Benefits of Blended Learning
Blended learning: the new normal and emerging technologies Adams Becker, S., Cummins, M., Davis, A., Freeman, A., Hall Giesinger, C., & Ananthanarayanan, V. (2017). NMC horizon report: 2017 higher Education Edition. Austin: The New Media Consortium. Google Scholar Alhabeeb, A. M. (2015). Delft Institute of Positive Design How does design mediate, facilitate, or foster user well-being? What are the universal principles of human experience? If you find yourself asking these questions, then this guide is for you. The Positive Design Reference Guide focuses on the why, what and how of human experience – both in general, and in relation to design for well-being. The guide provides you with a quick entry point into the variety of theories that we believe can be relevant for well-being-driven design. It comprises 29 models, theories and frameworks, separated into two sections.
Blended Learning - What is it and how is it used? If you’re familiar with eLearning in any way, there’s no doubt you’ll have heard about blended learning. It’s is a concept that has risen in popularity over the last few years, with its advantages being lauded by eLearning professionals and learners alike. Despite the acceptance of the effectiveness of blended learning, there continues to be some ambiguity around its definition. So, just what is blended learning?
Blended Learning: Where Tradition Meets Technology Ever since the World Wide Web started making inroads into our homes and schools, researchers and practitioners have been exploring ways to combine both traditional and new ways of teaching. How can we blend the best of both worlds? What happens when tradition meets technology?