The rapid growth of on-line and other digital tools to deliver course materials has opened the door to many possibilities for expanding regular face-to-face courses or developing new ones. This is a great opportunity to reach broader audiences and add rich resources and materials to the topics you want to teach.
Whether developing new or modifying an existing class, this four-week session will help you puzzle out how to take advantage of the best of both worlds. Use the strength of the face-to-face engagement and the power of the Internet to deliver great content, reach broader audiences and support different learning styles. The Hybrid or blended classroom encourages students to learn at their own pace while also building on the unique exchanges that can happen in both the face-to-face class and on-line.
One month course, Kassia Dellabough, instructor.
At the end of this course you will:
-Understand the terminology and best applications: cloud, flipped, blended, mobile apps, open source, etc.
-Tune in to the current trends in technology and education
-Understanding how Hybrid classes or “blended learning” combines the best of face-to-face & on-line teaching/learning environments.
-Assess your resources and create a plan for developing a Hybrid Course and identify the key strategies for success
-Learn about unique challenges and rewards of teaching a Hybrid format
-Learn about resources for delivering the on-line components of your class
About online learning
Online learning is a fun, enjoyable and very productive way to learn. Millions of people are learning online each year. You will engage with the instructor and other participants. You will get to know your instructor and other participants. You may make friends. It’s easy. It’s fun.
How the Course Works
It is easy to participate in your online course. After you register, you will be given a web address to go to get into your online classroom. You will have a password and use your email address and password to gain access.
Once inside the online classroom, here’s what you can expect.
Participate when you want
You can participate any time of day or evening. The online classroom is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
What you will do
For each Unit, you will:
For best learning, you should make one or more comments at 2-3 different times each week.
The Discussion for each Unit lasts one week. All comments are made in writing and can be made at any time of the day or night.
Your instructor will log into the Discussion area at least once a day and answer questions, make comments, and respond to comments by you and the other participants.
We encourage you to make 2-3 comments each week to maximize your learning and enjoyment of the course.
It’s easy. It’s fun.