13 Real-World Examples Of Blended Learning Blended learning—which combines traditional, face-to-face instruction with technology-based learning—is considered by some to be education’s next big thing. Salman Khan has made a name for himself with the method through his Khan Academy , which is used in around 15,000 classrooms to augment the learning experience. Many school districts and even colleges have shown improvement when blended learning is implemented, with some underperforming schools even performing complete turnarounds. This year, Education Dive has already compiled case collections of iPad classroom projects and flipped learning uses. Today, we break down 13 examples of how blended learning’s proliferation has made an impact at various levels nationwide: 1. 2. Earlier this year, New York teacher Sam McElroy blogged about a year of blended learning under the iLearn NYC Program. 3. Dr. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. When Venture Academy opens in 2013 , it will be Minnesota’s first blended learning middle-high school. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.
Blended Learning at GrayHarriman.com What is Blended LearningWhy use Blended Learning?How does one create Blended Learning?What medium can be used in Blended Learning?What are the challenges of Blended Learning? What is Blended Learning? 1. 2. Why use Blended Learning? 1. 2. 3. 4. How does one design Blended Learning? To design blended training, the instructional designers start by analyzing the training or course objectives and braking them down into the smallest possible pedagogically (for children) or andragogically (for adults) appropriate chunks (learning object). After the course or training has been chunked, the best approach to deliver each segment of instruction (learning object) is identified. The course is then aggregated by grouping the instruction logically while taking into account the medium of delivery. What medium can be used in Blended Learning? The medium is not limited to technology and can include: Here is a table that categorizes the type of learning that may be used: Blended Learning Resources:
Teachers Guide to Blended Learning " A blended learning approach combines face to face classroom methods with computer-mediated activities to form an integrated instructional approach. In the past, digital materials have served in a supplementary role, helping to support face to face instruction.For example, a blended approach to a traditional, face to face course might mean that the class meets once per week instead of the usual three-session format. Learning activities that otherwise would have taken place during classroom time can be moved online...." I have chosen for you the above introducation from weblearning to set the floor for the infographic below which has some amazing data and facts about blended learning. read and share .Click to enlarge the image Browse more infographics.
Blended Learning | LearningHood RT @ITLynda: “Good is the enemy of great…:)” and… comfortable/habitual teaching is the enemy of innovation in learning… #ecoo13— Jennifer Faulkner (@learninghood) October 23, 2013 #ecoo13 take a look at this graphic – students imagining the future of Ont schools Jennifer Faulkner (@learninghood) October 23, 2013 Come and See!!! Learn to be trans’Parent’ – it will be great! The power – Listening to Our Students: THEIR Voice THEIR Way! Professional Learning and Expression by @bloggucation and @lisaneale #ecoo13 Jennifer Faulkner (@learninghood) October 24, 2013 Spotted @HeidiSiwak hanging out in front of Pellar Estates A #ECOO13 Tomorrow morning’s session must be a no miss pic.twitter.com/dBkKUzElct— Aaron Puley (@bloggucation) October 24, 2013 Simon Sinek – ‘people don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it’… can we take that to innovative learning? ‘by nature humans seek to be part of the greater purpose or greatest good..’
Don't Confuse Technology With Teaching - Commentary By Pamela Hieronymi This spring, Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced a $60-million venture to offer free classes online. Just last month the University of California at Berkeley said it would also join the effort. John Hennessy, president of Stanford, recently predicted that a technology "tsunami" is about to hit higher education. When justifying their decision to remove Teresa Sullivan as president of the University of Virginia, the Board of Visitors cited, in part, the need to ride this wave. As we think about the future of education, we need to sharpen our understanding of what education is and what educators do. Education is not the transmission of information or ideas. Educators are coaches, personal trainers in intellectual fitness. A set of podcasts is the 21st-century equivalent of a textbook, not the 21st-century equivalent of a teacher. Of course, computers do much more than deliver podcasts. These capacities should be celebrated.
Blended Learning Toolkit | 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. 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 I recently helped to pilot a number of distance learning programs for my school district. $%#^$^&?!!! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
How 21st Century Thinking Is Just Different How 21st Century Thinking Is Just Different by Terry Heick This content is proudly sponsored by The Institute for the Habits of Mind, promoting the development of personal thinking habits in 21st century learners. In an era dominated by constant information and the desire to be social, should the tone of thinking for students be different? After all, this is the world of Google. As a result, the tone of thinking can end up uncertain or whimsical, timid or arrogant, sycophant or idolizing–and so, devoid of connections and interdependence. The nature of social media rests on identity as much as anything else—forcing subjectivity on everything through likes, retweets, shares, and pins. But this takes new habits. Information Abundance There is more information available to any student with a smartphone than an entire empire would have had access to three thousand years ago. New contexts—digital environments that function as humanity-in-your-pocket—demand new approaches and new habits. Persisting.