Blended Learning

What is Blended Learning?

  • Also referred to as Hybrid Learning
  • Combines face-to-face classroom instruction with online learning

Why Blended Learning?

  • Flexibility
  • Variety of opportunities for engagement, assessment and demonstration of learning
  • Development of technology skills
  • Learn at a comfortable pace

Approaches for Blended Learning

  • Digital course/instruction materials
  • Online Discussions
  • Online calendar
  • Online Group Work
  • Electronic portfolios (also known as e-portfolios)
  • Online surveys and quizzes
  • Digital Assignments (infographics, videos and more)

Tips for Blended Learning

  • Keep your desired outcomes in mind. It’s not about the tool you are teaching / technology, it’s about the learning.
  • There are lots of free resources available. From lesson plans to videos to activities. Take advantage of what is already created.
  • Allow enough time.
  • Allow for multiple activities / assignments. Keep in mind different learning styles.
  • Reach out and engage with students.

Tools for Blended Learning

Sources (and for more tools): Contact North, Schrock Guide, Conversation Prism

Information Creation, Management and Sharing

Collaboration

Communication

Customized Content Sharing

Existing Content

Further Resources + Reading for Blended Learning

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