Blended learning solution in practice Blended learning is not only the buzz word. It is actually working. Why? Because we all realized that no single teaching approach is good enough to work for all learners. Since time immemorial we’ve been blending different instructional methods in our training initiatives. With the emergence of technology, this approach got new dimensions. What blended learning actually is? We’ve been hired by a training institution to help them design a blended training program for unemployed people aged from 25 to 35, to become accountants, using relevant accounting software. 1. Benefits: Learners could use these lessons at their own pace and according to their prior knowledge;Learners could come prepared to classroom workshops;Learners could use these learning materials also during and after the classroom workshops if needed; 2. Benefits: The same online learning environment was provided for the learners also during live sessions. 3. And what do learners think about this kind of blend? About Jana Jan
onswipe.education Did you know that you can change matter? Think about what happens when salt is added to an icy road on a cold winter day. It makes the snow and ice melt faster. What happens when you get a haircut? How about boiling an egg? Now, try to make Oobleck. What You Need: 1 cup cornstarch Bowl Glass of water Plastic container (like an old, empty yogurt tub) Food coloring (optional) Newspaper to cover the table Note: This recipe can be very messy, but it's loads of fun. What You Do: Put a cup of cornstarch in the bowl. Facts About Oobleck: It's a solid and liquid at the same time. Alicia Danyali, BS Elementary Education, taught primary-level students for four years at the International School of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
7 Essential Tools for a Flipped Classroom - Getting Smart by Guest Author - classrooms, EdTech, flipped classroom By: Erin Palmer The flipped classroom uses technology to allow students more time to apply knowledge and teachers more time for hands-on education. It’s a continually changing strategy that evolves with technology. Innovative educators are usually on the lookout for the latest technology breakthroughs that will help them better organize and conduct flipped classrooms. The following tools are listed from most basic to most sophisticated and can be used alone or in tandem to make flipped classrooms more engaging. Google Docs Google Docs have many advantages over traditional word processing programs, including real-time automatic updates visible to all users, a feature that enables robust discussion and sharing. YouTube Ideal for first-time flippers, YouTube offers a user-friendly, universally understood platform for taped lectures and other educational videos. Teachem The Flipped Learning Network Camtasia Studio Edmodo or Schoology This guest post was provided by Erin Palmer.
20 Amazing iPad Apps for Educators When one looks at how technology has changed education over the past decade, one can’t help but be blown away by the sheer number of iPad apps for educators that have absolutely flooded the electronic marketplace. There are so many iPad apps for teachers released every month that even the most plugged-in educator would have a difficult time processing and utilizing them all. Luckily, when teachers are looking to learn how to use iPads in the classroom, they need to look no further than TeachHUB magazine and TeachHUB.com -- an educator’s primary go-to resource when researching iPad apps for teachers and iPads in the classroom. Read on to learn about TeachHUB magazine and TeachHUB.com’s updated list of the hottest iPad apps for teachers and iPad apps for education, destined to forever alter your curriculum landscape, organized here by subject. Scroll down for an index of many of TeachHUB's helpful iPads in the classroom app reviews and more of the best usage of iPads in the classroom. Trello
Is K–12 blended learning disruptive?An introduction of the theory of hybrids Download the full white paper By Clayton M. Christensen, Michael B. Horn, and Heather Staker May 2013 The Clayton Christensen Institute, formerly Innosight Institute, has published three papers describing the rise of K−12 blended learning—that is, formal education programs that combine online learning and brick-and-mortar schools. Introduction to sustaining and disruptive innovation There are two basic types of innovation—sustaining and disruptive—that follow different trajectories and lead to different results. Disruptive innovations, in contrast, do not try to bring better products to existing customers in established markets. Theory of hybrids Often industries experience a hybrid stage when they are in the middle of a disruptive transformation. How to spot a hybridHybrid innovations follow a distinct pattern. Hybrid models of blended learning In many schools, blended learning is emerging as a hybrid innovation that is a sustaining innovation relative to the traditional classroom.
Have you mastered blended learning? 10 strategies for thriving in this growing field Workshop: ICT for a change - How teaching in the unified classroom ... E-Learning and Blended Learning It is difficult to find one simple solutions for a complex issues. The expectations with regards to performance at work place or at home are complex; we need a blend of various learning solutions to resolve these complex issues. In such a scenario, Blended learning offers a greater chance of success. Blended learning is not new concepts. In fact, it is an age-old concept that existed for several centuries. In ancient India, the pupil leave with their teacher or guru for years in Ashrams. Today, the needs and challenges of learning have changed. Time constraintTotal number of students that can be reachedLearners being distributed at far different placesComplexity of tasks to performComplexity of contentForms of content (Audio, Video, Text etc.)InfrastructureCost All these factors necessitate a unique learning strategy; a strategy that constructs a learning environment that has the following features. E-Learning and Blended Learning:
Tips for Creating a Community Within Blended Learning If the 21st Century had to be summarized in five words or less, most could agree on “The Age of Information.” Between text messaging, social media, and the numerous chat programs floating around cyberspace, we have become a culture that rapidly interacts and shares new ideas on every platform available. That being said, blended training programs that incorporate these features often experience increased user engagement. However, creating a blended learning program, and getting learners to embrace it, are two different beasts. Setting Initial Expectations Early It is not uncommon for employees to avoid speaking up and conversating within the training context. Generate Attention-Capturing Lessons Also, by utilizing content and mechanics that inspire communication you are likely to get learners more involved. Likewise, the web training itself should be used as a catalyst to bring students together. Make Sure Training Evolves With Your Learners By Designing Digitally, Inc.
L’hybridation dans l’enseignement supérieur : vers une nouvelle culture de l’évaluation ? | Marcel Lebrun L’hybridation dans l’enseignement supérieur vers une nouvelle culture de l’évaluation ? 66 Evaluer. comment le principe de cohérence permet de dégager des tierces places fertiles en termes d'apprentissage et d'évolution de l'enseignement en général. 1.1 Des tensions au sein du débat sur l'innovation : il y a longtemps déjà L'analyse des discours, à propos de la place encore à définir des TIC (Technologies de l’Information et de la Communication) à l'école, dans l'enseigne ment, dans l'éducation… montre une tension tangible entre un système top-down conservatif, fortement structuré, normalisé (on peut penser à l'évaluation dans le cadre de référentiels de compétences) et un autre en émergence davantage centré sur les utilisateurs, les apprenants, un système plus horizontal (pensons ici à l'évaluation par les pairs). éducatifs, économiques, sociaux… knowledge gap aussi appelé effet Mathieu. Phèdre , que nous résumons ici. 1.2 À titre de contextualisation, les MOOC : 2 millénaires plus tard e
Blended Learning: What and Why? In the ongoing quest for improved workforce training, organizations often find they don’t know where to turn for the best advice. Is it better to outsource or to train in-house? What are the newest tools and techniques for delivering training? The traditional instructor-led, classroom training model has typically been thought of as the standard for delivering high quality training to learners. However, studies have shown the effectiveness of training has less to do with face-to-face instruction than it does with the design of the course material1. One thing is certain; companies want more value from their training programs, i.e. better results for less capital outlay. What is Blended Learning? Take one part classroom training, one part e-learning, a dash of self-study, and add a pinch of on-the-job training. Often blended learning is thought of as a compromise between delivering classroom-only training, or online training. Benefits of Blended Learning 1 U.S. By Designing Digitally, Inc.
The Secret Is the Blend | Higher Ed Beta Recently, a Dean’s office asked me whether they should deliver blended classes in their college. Specifically, they wanted some evidence that showed that students enrolled in blended courses as they do online courses. Our online courses can sometimes fill up far faster than our face-to-face (f2f) courses. Through the years, I have had a couple chapters on blended learning, one of which I just wrote a little over a year ago, so I had some literature, but I wanted to know what was happening on other campuses as of late. This request led me to ask my tweeps (peeps or friends on Twitter) what research was out there and resulted in a working blog post that listed some of these resources. Let’s remember that blended learning is not new, but it has had a resurgence in the past couple years. I am a bit partial, I know. However, as recent as last month, I was asked to come talk to a university that was starting a blended program (Hi, friends at U of Tampa). Why the growth?
The Flipped Learning Process Visually Explained April 2, 2015 After yesterday’s post on “Flipped Learning Resources” one of our readers emailed us this beautiful visual outlining the six main steps involved in the creation of a flipped classroom. These steps include: planning, recording, sharing, changing, grouping, and regrouping. Read the graphic for more details on each of these steps. As a refresher for those who are not yet familiar with the concept of a flipped classroom. via Daily Genius Courtesy of eLearning Infographics