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The Definition Of Blended Learning

The Definition Of Blended Learning
The Definition Of Blended Learning by TeachThought Staff Blended education. Hybrid learning. Flipping the classroom. Whatever one chooses to call it, this method of learning–which combines classroom and online education–is going places and making headlines along the way. That alone is one of the major benefits of blended learning. Defining hybrid or blended education is a trickier task than one might think–opinions vary wildly on the matter. That does not mean a professor can simply start a chat room or upload lecture videos and say he is leading a hybrid classroom. Blended Learning In Action In the course of higher education, blended or hybrid learning is a snazzy, yet relatively new tool, and not all professors use it the same way. For instance, most professors in blended classrooms use some version of a course management system application to connect with students online. How Hybrid Classrooms Are Redefining Education “Flipping” defies these conventions. Does Blended Learning Work? Related:  e-learning

Transforming schools with blended learning Blended learning—which combines face-to-face classes with online courses—is quickly gaining ground in education. In fact, some studies suggest that blended learning, also called hybrid learning, offers a better academic experience than pure brick-and-mortar classes or online-only courses. Whether students are out of school on extended absences, want to enroll in a higher-level course not offered in their local district, or need to recover academic credits, blended learning offers flexible solutions and different scenarios for students and teachers alike. With the generous support of Connections Learning, we’ve put together this list of stories from our archives, along with other relevant materials, to help you best determine how blended learning might meet the needs of your school or district. —The Editors

7 Free Handwritten Fonts for Your E-Learning Courses I like to use handwritten fonts in my courses. They work well when I add them to speech bubbles, callouts, or captions. I also like the contrast a handwritten font adds to a more formal design. It comes across as a personal note—something I need to focus on. In a previous post I shared ways to use the handwritten fonts as well as some speech bubbles and free hand-drawn graphics that you can download and use with the fonts. One of my favorite handwritten fonts is Skippy Sharp. Buying fonts can be pricey if you don’t have a budget but want a lot of choices. Free Font Sites Free (with Conditions) But one problem is that free isn’t always free. The restrictions aren’t extreme. Seven Free Fonts To help you save time, I looked for seven really nice handwritten fonts that are free for commercial use and each a little bit different. *Bonus: free fonts in the community. You’ll notice that all of the fonts come from Google Web Fonts. Do you have a favorite handwritten font? Tidbits

Uusi mullistava oppimisteoria: opetetaan takaperin! « LEHMÄTKIN LENTÄIS Yritin keksiä otsikkoon nasevan väännöksen flipped classroomista. Flipped classroom eli suomeksi käänteinen luokkahuone (myös käänteinen opetus/oppiminen) tarkoittaa sitä, että opettaja jakaa luentonsa etukäteen opiskelijoiden katsottavaksi esim. YouTube-videona, jolloin opettajalla jää tunnilla enemmän aikaa vuorovaikutukseen opiskelijoiden kanssa. Matkan varrella flipped classroomiin on liitetty jos jonkinlaista tämän hetken muotisanaa, mutta tuota se tarkoittaa. Ideahan on mahtava: kun ollaan yhdessä koolla, niin aikaa ei kannata tuhlata siihen, että yksi puhuu ja muut kuuntelevat. Flipped classroom näyttää iskeneen suoraan kultasuoneen. No, ei aivan, ikävä kyllä. Realisti sisälläni kuiskii, että moni opettaja kysyisi ensin pari kysymystä: Pitäisikö ne videot tehdä palkattomalla ajalla? Saattaisipa joku huomauttaa myös siitä, että koululla on yksi ainoa videokamera, niin pitäisikö kamerakin ostaa itse. Flipped classroomin kritiikki luentopainotteisuutta kohtaan on erittäin aiheellista.

6 Types of Blended Learning Blended Learning is not so much an innovation as it is a natural by-product of the digital domain creeping into physical boundaries. As digital and social media become more and more prevalent in the life of learners, it was only a matter of time before learning became “blended” by necessity. That said, there’s a bit more to Blended and “Hybrid” Learning than throwing in a little digital learning. 6 Types of Blended Learning Face-to-face DriverRotationFlexOnline LabSelf-BlendOnline Driver The following infographic takes a different approach to the concept, labeling it “Disruptive,” and even offering an interesting matrix. Nuevas modalidades de intervención mediadas con TIC: última entrada de 2012... Entre las tecnologías que han pasado por el 2012, una vez más, los entornos virtuales han tenido su protagonismo, no solo como soportes tecnológicos sino como potenciales espacios para desarrollar actividades planificadas en instancias de formación tanto presencial como no presencial. Así, es posible determinar una interrelación fundamental entre tres factores esenciales: las plataformas virtuales, la intervención tutorial y los recursos TIC como herramientas que conectan o vinculan lo que podríamos clasificar en "tecnológico" y "pedagógico". Una vinculación posible es la capacitación docente a través de propuestas formativas en las que intervengan las TIC, y en donde el profesor pueda experimentar el aprender haciendo... Llegando al final de otro año, y tratando de hacer un cierre más bien formal en este blog, comparto la presentación que utilizara como soporte de defensa de la Tesis final del Máster en TIC aplicadas a la educación, que defendiera en marzo de 2012.

New York City Schools’ Blended Learning Experiment Digital Tools Teaching Strategies Flickr: fabrice caduc Online learning is on the rise, particularly in blended learning environments, as educators find ways to leverage the specific advantages of both virtual and traditional classrooms. New York City Department of Education’s iZone is taking the lead with iLearnNYC, a virtual learning pilot program that allows participating students to take Advanced Placement (AP) classes and recover missed credits online (using certified, NYC public school teachers certified in their subject areas), as well as experiment with digital technologies in a mix of face-to-face and online platforms. Forty-two of the city’s public schools are currently trying it out, and that number will jump to 125 for the 2011-2012 academic year. I spoke with Arthur VanderVeen, CEO of the iZone, who sees iLearnNYC as a key component of the iZone’s effort to “redesign schools around the needs, motivation, and strengths of individual students.” Related

The Basics of Blended Learning With the growing embrace of technology into education, there emerges a whole bunch of new concepts and technical terminology in the teaching and learning literature to the point that it becomes cumbersome to keep track of the novelties in this field. Sometimes the lines are blurred and you can not even differentiate between one concept and the other as is the case between flipped classroom and blended learning. The list of such technical terminology is growing bigger and bigger and now we have : virtual classroom,, MOOCs, Asynchronous learning, virtual learning environment, Online Lab, to mention but some. Given the growing perplexity of such jargon, I deemed it important to go through each concept and try to provide you with resources that explain it the best, and just as I did with Flipper Classroom in earlier posts, today I am sharing with you some great videos to help you understand what Blended learning is all about. 1- The Basics of Blended Learning

Taitettu Luokkahuone - Sormeillen - Flipped Classroom on tämän hetken puhutuimpia opetusteorioita. Flipped classroomin perusidea on vapauttaa oppitunnit tiedon prosessointiin ja konkretisoimiseen, jolloin oppilaan on helpompi ottaa tieto käyttöön arkielämässä. Flipped Classroom on mielenkiintoinen konstruktivistisen oppimiskäsityksen suuntaus, joka yhdistää konstruktivismin perusajatuksia itseohjautuvuudesta, tiedon rakentamisesta ja tulkitsemisesta järkevällä tavalla tvt:n käyttöön opetuksessa. Yksinkertaistettuna Flipped Classroomia voidaan ajatella todellakin käännettynä opetuksena, jossa oppilas kotiläksynä, omalla ajallaan, kuuntelee, lukee, katsoo oppitunnin materiaalin, oli se sitten luentotaltiointi, video tai vaikkapa teksti. Oppitunti taas käytetään tiedon ymmärtämiseen ja haltuunottoon. Taustalla on kuitenkin syvällisempi kuva oppimisesta, joka haastaa tämänhetkisen opetuksen ja opetusmenetelmät. Flipped Classroomin ideasta voi opettajalla nousta hiki helposti otsalle ja koko ajatus tuntua vain lisätyöltä.

Is eLearning on Tablets Really mLearning – My Stance In the blog post, titled, “Is eLearning on Tablets really Mobile Learning (Chime In)“, RJ Jazquez discusses his opinion on on the question of whether eLearning is really mobile learning after having the question posed to him in a comment on another blog post. In the above linked blog post, Jazquez argues that eLearning on a tablet is not mobile learning as he feels that in order for learning to be considered mobile learning, a uniquely mobile experience must take place. This uniquely mobile experience is one that cannot be replicated on a desktop computer or in any other way. As RJ states: Here we are fully immersed in the most amazing computing shift in history, armed with mobile devices that set Learning free and all we can do is convert traditional desktop eLearning for consumption on the iPad, but with nothing to show for in the way of being uniquely mobile?Unacceptable! While I agree with RJ that this is an excellent question, I disagree with his conclusion. Like this:

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