Blended Learning Is for Teachers, Too

Innovative professional development initiatives infuse technology with in-person learning to enhance learning experiences for teachers.   Technology can’t replace the very best of in-person learning. Great teachers remain essential to creating and shepherding student learning through discussion, debate, coaching, advising, encouraging collaboration, and, yes, even using technology as a tool for instruction.   The question […]

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Using Learning Activities to Optimize Blended Learning

How To Optimize Blended Learning Through Learning Activities. Using Learning Activities to Optimize Blended Learning. Blended Learning pros and cons.   Blended courses come with their own benefits and challenges. In this article, you will find invaluable tips and strategies on how to map the class activities with the online materials to achieve the best […]

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Building Community and Creating Relevance in the Online Classroom

Remember feeling nervous before starting your first day on the job? You may have experienced butterflies in your stomach, had questions about expectations, or concerns about learning the rules and finding information. Students feel the same way with a new professor, regardless if the class is face-to-face or online. With technology, you can reduce new-class […]

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How to make technology a successful partner in teaching

From interactive whiteboards and internet-enabled mobile devices, right through to online and cloud-based software, there are a multitude of digital technologies to help learning and teaching which can be overwhelming.   For many educators, the truth is that lack of resources and time make it nigh on impossible to become an expert in every new […]

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Key characteristics of learners in a digital age and their influence on the design of teaching and learning

Here I want to discuss one key component of a learning environment, learner characteristics, and in particular focus on the characteristics of learners that are particularly relevant for designing teaching and learning in a digital age.   Probably nothing more reflects changes to teaching in a digital age than the change in learner characteristics. Source: www.tonybates.ca See on […]

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How To Create Learning Through Play

What is the relationship between play and “flow”? And what does this all mean for formal and informal learning environments? Well, that depends on whether you see the role of play and self-direction in learning as necessary, or a waste of efficiency. Source: www.teachthought.com See on Scoop.it – Blended Learning Lab

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The Blended Synchronous Learning Handbook

The Blended Synchronous Learning Handbook is the primary output of the Blended Synchronous Learning Project. It includes the summative findings of the Blended Synchronous Learning case studies, a Blended Synchronous Learning Design Framework, and a range of other resources and information to support blended synchronous learning design research and practice. Source: blendsync.org See on Scoop.it […]

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Choosing teaching methods for a digital age

Although there is often a direct relationship between a method of teaching, a learning theory and an epistemological position, this is by no means always the case. It is tempting to try to put together a table and neatly fit each teaching method into a particular learning theory, and each theory into a particular epistemology, […]

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