Schwartz (2013) discusses how blended learning can be a mix of online and in-person instruction or hybrid class. Blended learning is a combination of the physical and digital tools, which integrate face-to-face pedagogical methods with a mixture of in class instruction, online work, and peer collaboration all intertwined with choices, creativity, and differentiated instruction that keeps student’s engaged as they learn. Blackboard, Ramport, and Banner allows faculty and staff members’ access to university data that is need to track the student’s VA benefits.
Blended learning is a combination of multiple approaches for teaching. It is where a mix of different learning methods that together in learning and teaching (Garrison & Vaughan, 2008). The methods are the traditional learning method and online learning. Traditional learning is face to face teaching. This type of method is where the students will listen to the instructor through visual, whiteboard, case studies and etc. It is an immediate interaction as the students have a chance to ask question or doubts to the teacher right there and then. By doing this, they get to participate more actively in class and they also will have an opportunity for them to learn something new from their fellow classmates. Online learning is a method of learning that an individual learns outside of the classroom and classified as distance learning.
The key components of disruptive blended learning model is giving students some control over the time, place, path and the pace of their learning. The students’ ability to learn according to their style will help accelerate their learning potential. Instead of teaching to the middle, the students have their own personalize education that helps reach for their potential and still meet the standard of the state’s education. Another key components of disruptive blended learning model are that part of learning happens in supervising, brick-and-mortar location. The technology does not replace the teacher, the teachers are there to help mentor and guide the students on their correct path. By having students been at the location, the teachers can
I am looking forward to find a way to get my students involves with technology from home and to come more prepared for in-depth learning instead of just basic knowledge. Currently, I am just taking this blended class to see what it is like to teach a blended classroom.
The next article I looked at was, Flipping the Classroom by Cynthia J. Brame. In the article, Brame details the in the traditional style, students first exposure to new material is done in class and then students are required to take home activities and assignments to utilize new knowledge. Whereas, in the flipped method, first exposure would be done at home, allowing student in class time to utilize and work through the new material together and with their teacher through various in-class methods, such as student group activities and discussions.
As I read the O'Flaherty & Phillips (2015) “The use of flipped classrooms in higher education: A scoping review”, there were a few things that I found intriguing, although raised questions. The flipped classroom could be very economical and potentially effective, but would it be effective for everyone. O'Flaherty & Phillips (2015) did not comment on the different types of learning styles and personality of the individuals in the study. Additionally, how did the students feel about not having the ability to get immediate feedback for any questions they may have while viewing the videos outside of class.
When you hear technology in the mix of education there is always a red flag. They say that technology hinders your learning, draws you away from what is important. When it comes to learning some students are just plain tired or it and much rather be on their phone, either its playing games or just on social media. I should know because I’m one of those kids. Whenever I don’t understand something or am just plain bored of the topic we’re on I go straight to my phone. The teacher/Professor would give a warning and after that nothing. Why not use this piece of technology and build from it? There are many ways we can use technology to, make learning fun again or even for those who hate learning peak their
With all of the new technology and services being implemented, it may seem that they will be replacing the traditional methods of education. However, this is not the case, both Hallett and Ringenberg agree that a combination of traditional methods and the new ones, are necessary to create an optimal learning environment.“The terminology is blended learning”, says Ringenberg, “what we’re trying to teach teachers to do, is to incorporate different ways of improving the learning process using LMS, so it's not simply to replace pen and paper, but to be able to do more with technology than we could do
Content: Within the flipped classroom model, the focus of inside class shifts to questions & answers and group-based problem solving, while students study lectures and make quizzes & exercises outside calss.
Education paradigms are shifting to include more online learning, blended and hybrid learning as well as collaborative learning. With online learning students are offered different opportunities compared with physical campuses. This method of learning opens up the opportunities for increased collaboration while giving students an avenue to develop stronger digital skills. Online learning has increased the potential for collaboration because it integrates various means by which students can access outside of the classroom to meet and exchange ideas about a subject or project. This trend also identifies the quality of communication and interaction and how they are becoming key discriminators among hybrid learning environments. These emerging digital tools make it easier for students to ask each other questions and provide answers to these questions.
The online leaning is gaining widespread attention around the globe to help the student get knowledge. The flipped classroom has been one of the important methods for undergraduate student to do better in the class and get the course concepts better. The flipped classrooms help the students to be more active toward the solving problems in the class; it also help them to be more confidence about the course throughout the whole semester.
The video that I watched was about Blended Learning and what works better in your classroom. there are different strategies may will work in some classes but not work of another classes. the purpose of all these strategies are helping students to be successful. The video define of Blended Learning is the combination of digital content and activity with face to face. Teachers should decide what is appropriate for their students. in addition, the video shows that students engage well with using technology in class but there are some thing students can not find it online for example, classroom time direct, instruction,investigations, and discovery, so students are need to meet their teachers and friends to achieve these. There are alot of face
They found that even though the instruction was similar in the two groups being followed the class time was used vastly different. Students in the flipped classroom had more opportunity for enrichment and application. In another study by Touchton (2015), found that fifty eight percent of students who completed a flipped classroom model were more willing and confidence to pursue more classes with similar content. This is important to continue students interest and motivation in school. Marks (2015) states that flipping a classroom is the best way to addresses the ever-changing classroom dynamics. Most classrooms have students who are struggling to master they content and those who are in need of more
To prepare faculty for this transition the Instructional Technology department, in conjunction with the Technology Learning Committee, will provide a 6-phase implementation, training, support and communications plan. The rollout to faculty will be gradual, allowing for time to learn and adapt to the new interface as well as design courses and course content for those not yet utilizing a learning management system. In the first year, there will be a minimum requirement for all teachers to post Course Syllabus and all homework assignments two weeks in advance. Each year the minimum requirement will increase with a goal to be fully adopted and in full use with all courses will be taught entirely in a blended/hybrid fashion through the Canvas LMS within 3 years. All teachers will be expected to attend at least 1 training on Canvas, and one training pertaining to online, flipped or blended learning. Although the training requirement is low, the Instructional Technology department will host a consistent and wide range of
With the integration of technology, students get direct, individualized instruction from the computer. This form of supplemental teaching allows them to engage with the information at times that are most convenient for them and helps them become more self-directed in the learning process. It also gives the teacher more time to accomplish classroom objectives, while freeing them up to help the students who might be struggling with certain lessons.