What is Blended Learning?
- Also referred to as Hybrid Learning
- Combines face-to-face classroom instruction with online learning
Why Blended Learning?
- 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
Customized Content Sharing
Further Resources + Reading for Blended Learning