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The Basics of Blended Learning

The Basics of Blended Learning

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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.

9 Tips To Apply Adult Learning Theory to eLearning In this article I'll discuss how Knowles' 5 adult learning theory assumptions can be translated to modern day eLearning experiences, so that you can integrate the 4 principles of Andragogy into your eLearning course for maximum learner engagement and motivation. According to the renowned American educator, Malcolm Knowles there are 5 assumptions concerning the characteristics of adult learners, and 4 principles concerning adult learning (andragogy). Despite the fact that Knowles' adult learning theory assumptions and principles were introduced in the 1980's, each can be utilized today to help eLearning professionals create more meaningful learning experiences for adult learners.

Recommendations for Blended Learning Course Design September 20, 2012 By: Rob Kelly in Instructional Design In an interview with Online Classroom, Veronica Diaz, associate director of the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative, offered the following advice for creating a better blended course: Blended Learning 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!!!

7 Stories From Educators About Teaching In The Flipped Classroom Informed articles and commentary on this powerful and often misunderstood concept. The University of Wisconsin’s Stout School of Education publishes a great Tech Tips newsletter. The last few issues of this newsletter have been packed with resources focused on topics near and dear to us here at EmergingEdTech, and we strongly recommend signing up for this free publication. 3 Easy Methods to Create eLearning Videos Video is fast becoming one of the most popular eLearning formats. Thanks to the popularity of sites like Coursera, Khan Academy, and Lynda.com, online learners are demanding modern, video-based courses that work beautifully across computers, tablets, and smartphones. Recent data shows just how popular video is becoming:

Online vs classroom learning (infographic) - Irish Innovation News Online learning is more beneficial than traditional books-and-chalkboard learning. That’s the gist of an infographic that compares the two learning styles. The infographic designed by Ben Arboleda that’s published on Visual.ly compares the two learning styles side by side, offering the positive aspects of online learning and the not-so-positive aspects of traditional learning in the classroom. The infographic is on to something, though, more and more institutions are adopting e-learning. 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.

New resources help blended learning teachers Today, a growing number of schools across the United States and around the world are starting to experiment with blended learning. Leaders at these schools recognize how blended learning can help them personalize instruction in order to meet their students’ individual learning needs. Nevertheless, many schools that are “going blended” face a common challenge of not knowing how to train and coach their teachers as they implement this new form of learning.

Theories – descriptive/prescriptive learning theories / instructional design theories Today’s big idea is about theories – the different between descriptive theories and prescriptive theories and two specific types of theories: learning theories and instructional-design theories. I began the day by reading about activity theory – a descriptive theory that was being used to describe some aspects of faculty development. Descriptive theories are concerned with providing a description of what people actually do. 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:

The 5 Minute Lesson Plan *Updated* 28th October 2014 The 5 Minute Lesson Plan is now available in digital format! This means you can now create quick lesson plans online.

Really good basic explanation of blended learning in an easy to follow video. #blended #video by nikikearns Oct 21

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