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1 Blended by Design: Designing and Developing a Blended Course Veronica Diaz, PhD, veronica.diaz@domail.maricopa.eduveronica.diaz@domail.maricopa.edu Jennifer Strickland, PhD, jennifer.strickland@pvmail.maricopa.edujennifer.strickland@pvmail.maricopa.edu Slide 2 2 5-Minute University Slide 3 3 Program Overview Format Hands-on, curriculum (re)design work Team/individual work Binder resources http://ablendedmaricopa.pbwiki.com/ http://ablendedmaricopa.pbwiki.com/ Evaluations Topics Day 1: Blended learning overview and redesign Day 2: Course redesign and engagement Day 3: Assessment, student success and collaboration Day 4: Academic integrity, copyright, and quality assurance Slide 4 4 Learning Objectives To understand blended learning To identify and connect with the blended learning community To accumulate resources that can be used today and in the future To learn to use tools to convert into or create a blended course To design a module and to understand the steps in doing so To be introduced to the process of integrating technology in a meaningful way that promotes student learning To understand basic principles in creating a high quality blended learning experience To understand the implications of teaching in a blended environment Slide 5 5 Facilitators Participants Break into pairs What is your signature teaching technique? Share Slide 6 Slide 7 7 Face-to-Face Course LecturesReadingsActivitiesResearch WritingProjectsDiscussionsDemonstrationsMultimediaCases Assessments Face2FaceBlendOnline Slide 8 8 Getting from A to BGetting from A to B Slide 9 9 What is blended learning? Online The Blend Face-to- Face Slide 10 10 The 10 Blended Questions As a Guide Throughout Slide 11 11 Motivation A way to meet Net Gen student expectations Attractive alternative to Face2Face instruction A good match for the Net Gens visual, exploratory, participative learning preferences Usually more work to design (at least at the beginning), but improved student engagement and achievement The best of both worlds Slide 12 12 The Optimal Model Teaching Opportunities Allows for many diverse solutions to course problems Enables the incorporation of new types of interactive and independent learning activities Variety of online and in-class teaching strategies Learn technologies while you learn your material Student Engagement Potential to increase and extend instructor-student and student- student connectivity Discussions started in class may be continued online Students who rarely take part in class discussions are more likely to participate online Integration of out-of- and in-class activities allows more effective use of traditional class time Slide 13 13 Learned more Wrote better papers Performed better on exams Produced higher quality projects Were capable of more meaningful discussions on course material Were better able to master concepts and apply what they have learned Developed higher-order skills of critical thinking, problem- solving, and the ability to apply theoretical models to real-world data Source: University of Central Florida Data, 2007 Slide 14 14 The Sloan Consortium National data reports Slide 15 15 What can it look like? The National Center for Academic Transformation http://www.thencat.org http://www.thencat.org Replacement Model Summaries: http://thencat.org/PCR/model_replace _all.htm http://thencat.org/PCR/model_replace _all.htm Syllabi review Anthropology Nursing Spanish Distance Learning Slide 16 16 Blended course examplesBlended course examples American National Government (UCF) American National Government Introductory Astronomy (UCB) Introductory Astronomy Economic Statistics (UIUC) Economic Statistics General Chemistry (UI) General Chemistry Intermediate Spanish Transition (UTK) Intermediate Spanish Transition General Chemistry (UWM) General Chemistry College Composition (Tallahassee CC) College Composition Computer Literacy (U of Buffalo, SUNY) Computer Literacy English Composition (BYU) English Composition General Psychology (CSU Pomona) General Psychology Computer Programming (Drexel U) Computer Programming Elementary Statistics (Penn State U) Elementary Statistics Introductory Spanish (Portland State U) Introductory Spanish Elementary Algebra (Riverside CC) Elementary Algebra Six Innovative Course Redesign Practices Six Innovative Course Redesign Practices Slide 17 17 Activity: Reviewing Blended Courses Individually Browse as many blended course syllabi as possible Review the NCAT redesign course examples What did you observe to be different in the traditional course from the blended course In your Teams Identify and agree upon unique features and strategies of blended courses Report out Slide 18 Slide 19 19 Activity: Mapping Your Course, Part I Handout: Mapping your Course Map out your face-2-face course from the syllabus and/or other course documents Identify the chunks in your course via the topics or learning objectives in your syllabus Select one chunk to work with during the week Slide 20 20 What can be done in the F2F classroom? Your Ideas Our Ideas Slide 21 21 What can be done in the online classroom? Your Ideas Our Ideas Slide 22 22 What is the relationship between these two? Your Ideas Our Ideas Slide 23 23 Blooms Taxonomy Focus on learner Focus on measure of learning create evaluate analyze apply understand remember Slide 24 24 Blooms Digital TaxonomyBlooms Digital Taxonomy Slide 25 25 Learning Technology and Blended Learning, Part I Teaching and Learning with Technology http://ablendedmaricopa.pbwiki.com/Teaching-and- Learning-with-Technology-Summary http://ablendedmaricopa.pbwiki.com/Teaching-and- Learning-with-Technology-Summary Blogs Wikis Slide 26 26 Learning Technology and Blended Learning Blogs, Wikis, and Social Bookmarking Slide 27 27 Blogs A weblog, which is usually referred to as a blog, is a type of website where entries are made (as in a journal or diary) and displayed in reverse chronological order. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NN2I1pWXjXI 27 Slide 28 28 Faculty Use of Blogs Distribute information Share professional knowledge Editorialize Promote/critique events, resources, etc. Planet Infinity...My K.H.M.S. Math Class - http://mykhmsmathclass.bl ogspot.com/ http://mykhmsmathclass.bl ogspot.com/ Internet and Society Blog - http://www.therockblog.co m/ http://www.therockblog.co m/ Other examples Other examples 28 Slide 29 29 Student Use of Blogs Publication Scrutiny Critique Validate Reflection Metacognition Review over time Ponder Conversation Feedback Input Documentation Chronicle Illustrate 29 Slide 30 30 Explore and create 30 Slide 31 31 What is a Wiki? A wiki defines a wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/Wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/Wiki Some examples: PB Wiki WetPaint Google Using Wikis in Education http://www.wikiineducatio n.com/display/ikiw/Home http://www.wikiineducatio n.com/display/ikiw/Home 31 Slide 32 32 PB Wiki Resources Tutorial on using PB Wiki in an online classroom: http://ia360939.us.archive.org/1/items/Pbwiki- EngageYourStudentsWithAnOnlineClassroom/2 008-05-0617.05MeetNow.wmv http://ia360939.us.archive.org/1/items/Pbwiki- EngageYourStudentsWithAnOnlineClassroom/2 008-05-0617.05MeetNow.wmv PB Wiki site for Blended workshop: http://ablendedmaricopa.pbwiki.com/ http://ablendedmaricopa.pbwiki.com/ 32 Slide 33 33 Wetpaint Wikis http://www.wetpaint.com/ http://www.wetpaint.com/ What you get: http://www.wetpaint.com/pa ge/Wetpaint- Features?zone=spotlight_2 http://www.wetpaint.com/pa ge/Wetpaint- Features?zone=spotlight_2 Features and uses: http://www.wetpaint.com/pa ge/Tell-Me- More?zone=spotlight_1 http://www.wetpaint.com/pa ge/Tell-Me- More?zone=spotlight_1 33 Slide 34 34 Suggested ActivitySuggested Activity Complete Part I of Mapping your Course for your entire course and select a chunk or module for use in the remainder of the learnshop Take the Is Online Teaching Right For Me? survey at http://www.onlinelearning.net/InstructorCommunity/sel fevaluation.html?s=526.00201492m.0928012120; please review areas for improvement and consider ways to further develop your skills http://www.onlinelearning.net/InstructorCommunity/sel fevaluation.html?s=526.00201492m.0928012120

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