blended by design: designing the redesign
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- 1. Redesigning for the Blend Jennifer Spink Strickland Veronica Diaz
- Recognize, formulate, and apply strategies for designing online for a Blended Format
- Write objectives
- Create module structure
- Identify easy & difficult to understand navigation
3. Why Redesign?
- Ensures your design facilitates your course
- Engage students in dynamic and vital communities
- Students take responsibility for content and learning
- Students learn through active participation and inquiry
- Blended Learning and CourseRedesign in Higher Education: Dr. Randy Garrison,Dr. Norm VaughanAssessing the Role of Teaching Presence from the Learner Perspective [ http://connect.educause.edu/library/abstract/BlendedLearningandCo/39282]
4. Start Here
- Start with your objectives
- Objectives affect the design and content of your course
- State objectives throughout your course
- Objectives will give your course:
- Clear sense of Accomplishment
5. Why Objectives?
- Clear statement of what students will be able to do when they are finished with an instructional component
- Focuses on student performance
- Provides structure: A beginning, middle, and end
6. Meeting Objectives Source: Blending In, March 2007 7. Writing Module Objectives
- What are the core concepts your students must learn for each module?
- What do they need to know?
- What do they need to be able to do?
- What will they know as a result of my instruction?
- Objectives should be clearly stated and easy for students to understand
- Objectives should include content mastery skills and critical thinking skills
8. Why Modules?
- Easier to find course content
- Allows students to focus on content rather than form
- Content becomes manageable
- Prevents information overload
- 7 +/-2 rule
Source: Blending In, March 2007 9. Modules Defined
- Course content broken down into chunks
- Course structure in a repetitive manner allowing for easy navigation
- Content organized in conceptually related blocks
- Consistent, logical, clear, common sense, apply past experience, let the content control the chunks
Source: Blending In, March 2007 10. Module Elements for Blended
- Mode or Presentation
- Transitions or The Blend
- Variety of Learning Activities
- Building Community
- Organization & Structure
11. Surv ival Strategies
- No one size fits all
- Start from a 30,000 level
- Consider chunking your course
- Consider online components and face to face components and how they connect
- Be prepared for change
- Try to gain some effective uses of classroom time through online
Source: Inside Out, Upside Down (2002) Teaching with Technology Today