Dynamic Education and Digital Tools

May 23, 2018

 


This is the first of two blog posts discussing how education has evolved over the years and how the responsibility of the teacher has grown. Technology is a big part of both of these and this first post examines how technology is being incorporated into online education and key factors to consider when creating online content so that it is beneficial to both the student and teacher.  

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Implementing Blended Learning

May 21, 2018

 


This is the third, and final, in a series of blog posts addressing various aspects of creating a blended learning environment. In the second post (Designing for Blended Learning (Is it Right for You?)), we discussed what factors to consider when you're thinking about redesigning a course for blended delivery. In this post, we discuss the implementing of a blended course and the upfront planning involved.

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Designing for Blended Learning (Is it Right for You?)

May 17, 2018

 


This is the second in a series of blog posts addressing various aspects of creating a blended learning environment. In the first post (What is Blended Learning and Why it Matters), we discussed what blended learning is and how to structure your course to make it successful for both educators and students. In this post, we discuss what factors to consider when you're designing for blended learning delivery.

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What Is Blended Learning & Why It Matters

May 15, 2018

 

 

This is the first in a series of blog posts addressing various aspects of blended learning. In this post, we discuss what blended learning is and how to structure your course to make it successful for both educators and students.

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Benefits of the Flipped Classroom Model of Blended Learning

May 15, 2018
In the initial post of this series, we discussed the most frequently used blended learning models. This post will focus on the first of those, the flipped classroom. We will discuss its specific advantages, which, as stated in the first post, are primarily in the greater degree of flexibility of content delivery and in the increasing interactivity the format enables for in-class meetings. We will look at both of those in more detail, as well as at ways to optimize set-up for teaching a course using a flipped model.
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Blended Learning Models for Higher-Ed and K-12

May 07, 2018

 


This series is a follow-up to the series on blended learning from last fall. Those posts, based on a course I teach regularly, discussed the basic what, why, and how of blended learning. In this new series, we will be widening the focus, starting with a discussion of different available models of blended learning for both higher-ed and K-12 schools. That will lead into a discussion of the particular benefits and drawbacks of each model. We will also be looking at the related issue of how to tailor a blended learning approach to achieve maximum benefits for all students, through personalized learning and sticky content. Finally, we will look at the opportunities to expand the reach of the blended/online course through the use of mobile technology and micro learning.

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Murphy’s Law, Emerging Technologies & Online Education: R.E.A.D.Y. In Practice

April 30, 2018

 


This is the second of two posts discussing Murphy's Law and how it impacts components of online learning, especially with the increase in technology being utilized in the online learning environment.

This first post addressed these Murphy's Law issues and provided steps for how to plan for broken links, misbehaving applications, etc. both before and after they happen.

This second post addresses giant lockouts, learning curves, updates to the Learning Management System and how you can apply R.E.A.D.Y. to some of these less familiar scenarios.

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Murphy’s Law, Emerging Technologies & Online Education

April 23, 2018

 


This is the first of two posts discussing Murphy's Law and how it impacts components of online learning, especially with the increase in technology being utilized in the online learning environment.

This first post addresses these Murphy's Law issues and provides steps for how to plan for broken links, misbehaving applications, etc. both before and after they happen.

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Lesson of the Week Recap

April 16, 2018

Catch a recap of all the amazing lessons YOU, our users are creating!

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Evidence-Based Creative Teaching: Developing Expertise

March 26, 2018

 


The previous post applies Evidence Based Creative Teaching (EBCT) to the design and facilitation of blended learning. This should be easy to follow and make good sense, provided you have fully digested the previous posts’ content—have you?

In this final post of this series on EBCT, I offer my frame on how to develop Creative Teaching Competence, both at the Individual and Institutional level.

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