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Blended Learning: Combining Face-to-Face and Online Education

Blended Learning: Combining Face-to-Face and Online Education
There's this myth in the brick and mortar schools that somehow the onset of online K-12 learning will be the death of face-to-face (F2F) interaction. However this isn't so -- or at least in the interest of the future of rigor in education, it shouldn't be. In fact, without a heaping dose of F2F time plus real-time communication, online learning would become a desolate road for the educational system to travel. The fact is that there is a purpose in protecting a level of F2F and real-time interaction even in an online program. In education, the components of online and F2F are stronger together than apart. Face-to-Face + Synchronous Conversations + Asynchronous Interactions = Strong Online Learning Environment And if distance learning is to have the level of quality that we dream for it, we as educators need to proactively be a part of the Blended Learning that is inevitably coming our way. The Threat Ahead in Teacher Interaction $%#^$^&?!!! 5 Components Needed for a Blended Learning Model

Learning 3.0: Face-to-face, Online, Hybrid - New Educator - College of Education - Michigan State University In the classroom or on the screen — or both, the College of Education continues to rethink where, and how, learning occurs By Nicole Geary Have you taken a course online? The College of Education led the charge into web-based teaching more than a decade ago and currently claims nearly 900 students pursuing degrees completely online. The mission hasn’t changed, but the reach is far greater. Online programs make higher education opportunities available to more people in more places. More than ever, professors are prepared to foster learning online without sacrificing the quality of instruction that Michigan State University is known for. BUT BEING ONLINE ISN’T ENOUGH. In the MSU College of Education, the question is not how many students can be reached. “We used to ask questions like whether we should or not, and if the technology will actually work,” said Cary Roseth, assistant professor of educational psychology. The questions have become: Why synchronous? Click to enlarge Yet.

A Comparative Study of the Effectiveness of an Online and Face-to-Face Technology Applications Course in Teacher Education Infographic_V9.pdf Are the Functions of Teachers in e- Learning and Face-to-Face Learning Environments Really Different? Face-to-Face versus Online Coursework: A Comparison of Costs and Learning Outcomes Face-to-Face or Online Instruction? Face-to-Face is Better When students are asked why they chose to take an online class, the most prevalent answer would probably be “convenience.” This response is not surprising considering that the primary reason for online education is to serve students who are unable or find it difficult to attend on-campus classrooms. Online courses accommodate students by allowing them the flexibility to attend school at a time and location that is convenient for them. Even though online courses are a growing trend, students need to consider the differences between online education and a traditional classroom education before deciding which form of instruction to take. More specifically, are important communication variables, such as peer and teacher interaction, meanings, and messages compromised when courses are offered online? What role do these variables play and how do they affect students? An online course delivers most, if not all of the class content through the Internet.

Transitioning to Teaching Online Spring 2015 “Good teaching cannot be reduced to technique; good teaching comes from the identity and integrity of the teacher.” The Courage to Teach, Parker J. Palmer Hello and Welcome! In this course we explore methods and strategies that can be useful as you get ready to develop or teach online courses of your own. The course includes both text-based and video-based instruction organized into four modules. How to Get Started Look at the Course Navigation menu on the left of this page. First, use the Announcements link to find important information from your instructor. This course is delivered through weekly content modules. Questions? If you have questions about something in the course, please use the Question and Answer Forum first. by using the Discussions link in the Course Navigation Menu. by using the Modules link in the Course Navigation Menu- the class Q&A forum is at the top of the page.