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For educators interested in teaching online, the question of where to begin is always at the forefront. There are so many resources available and knowing what the first step is can seem impossible. In this 3-part blog series from Laura Howard, she shares her knowledge and experiences in teaching online from where to start, to making over existing assignments and establishing your own process. This first post focuses on 'Where to Start' and the benefits on teaching online as well as resources you may have available at your institution.
There are many Blended Learning models but which one works best for you and your subject? In this blog post, Robert Godwin-Jones will share the model that works best for his classroom and provide guidance on how to choose the model that would work best for you.
Why do students fail or drop out of online courses? Many times, they're unprepared or have unrealistic expectations for what online learning really is. In this blog post Dena Coots will share her experience developing and implementing an online orientation for first-time online students and how it has impacted them and faculty at Alvin Community College in Texas.
In this final post of this series on blended learning, we continue the discussion of the contexts for the implementation of blended learning and the different models which fit those contexts. As mentioned in the “Six Models of Blended Learning: Part 1” post, these models should not be understood as the only options for a given educational setting. What works best ultimately depends on the local conditions.
In our previous blog posts in this series we looked at the most commonly used blended learning models, the flipped classroom and station rotation. In this and the subsequent post, we will be looking at particular contexts for instituting blended learning and discuss which models fit those particular uses.
This is the second of two blog posts discussing dynamic education and digital tools. Previously, factors to consider when creating a learning interaction were examined. In this post, specific examples of these factors are shown as well as digital tools and how they play a role in critical thinking on behalf of the students.