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  • 1. 7th Annual Conference University College Cork 2008 Blended Learning:Dr Liam Boyle, LIT

2. 7th Annual Conference University College Cork 2008 Blended Learning:What? Dr Liam Boyle, LIT 7th Annual Conference University College Cork 2008 3. 7th Annual Conference University College Cork 2008 Blended Learning:What? Why?Dr Liam Boyle, LIT 7th Annual Conference University College Cork 2008 4. 7th Annual Conference University College Cork 2008 Blended Learning:What? Why? How? Dr Liam Boyle, LIT 7th Annual Conference University College Cork 2008 5. What is Blended Learning?

  • Combining online learning

6. What is Blended Learning?

  • Combining online learning
  • with more traditional forms of learning

7. What is Blended Learning?

  • Combining online learning
    • use of virtual learning environment
    • online resources
    • online communications
  • with more traditional forms of learning

8. What is Blended Learning?

  • Combining online learning
    • use of virtual learning environment
    • online resources
    • online communications
  • with more traditional forms of learning
    • lecture
    • tutorial
    • practical sessions

9. Traditional versus Online

  • Traditional:

10. Traditional versus Online

  • Traditional:
    • Attendance
    • Tutor/teacher available on site
    • Lectures, tutorials, laboratory sessions
    • Specified times
    • Specified place
    • Specified pace

11. Traditional versus Online

  • Traditional:
    • Attendance
    • Tutor/teacher available on site
    • Lectures, tutorials, laboratory sessions
    • Specified times
    • Specified place
    • Specified pace
  • Online:

12. Traditional versus Online

  • Traditional:
    • Attendance
    • Tutor/teacher available on site
    • Lectures, tutorials, laboratory sessions
    • Specified times
    • Specified place
    • Specified pace
  • Online:
    • Work almost anywhere
    • Need self-discipline and self-motivation
    • eResources text, multimedia
    • Flexible time
    • Flexible place
    • Flexible pace

13. Blended Learning

  • Not either/or but both/and
  • Use mixed modes, according to circumstances and goals

14. Blended Learning

  • Not either/or but both/and
  • Use mixed modes, according to circumstances and goals
  • Use attendance more effectively

15. Blended Learning

  • Not either/or but both/and
  • Use mixed modes, according to circumstances and goals
  • Use attendance more effectively, e.g.
    • Online briefing in advance

16. Blended Learning

  • Not either/or but both/and
  • Use mixed modes, according to circumstances and goals
  • Use attendance more effectively, e.g.
    • Online briefing in advance
    • Online debriefing afterwards

17. Blended Learning

  • Not either/or but both/and
  • Use mixed modes, according to circumstances and goals
  • Use attendance more effectively, e.g.
    • Online briefing in advance
    • Online debriefing afterwards
    • Attendance for practical sessions

18. Blended Learning

  • Not either/or but both/and
  • Use mixed modes, according to circumstances and goals
  • Use attendance more effectively, e.g.
    • Online briefing in advance
    • Online debriefing afterwards
    • Attendance for practical sessions
  • Reduced requirement for attendance

19. What is driving change? 20. What is driving change?

  • Demography

21.

  • 2006
  • Male: 75; Female:80
  • More older people
  • Fewer younger people
  • 1986:
  • Male: 71; Female:76
  • More young people
  • Fewer older people

Female Female Male Male 80 60 40 20 0 0 20 40 60 80 22. Life span: human and technology(Knowles)

  • We can no longer learn as young people enough to last a lifetime
  • We need to relearn throughout our lives

23. What is driving change?

  • Demography

24. What is driving change?

  • Demography
  • Economics

25. Tomorrows Skills ()

  • Education profile of existing workers, rather than any inflow, will be a major determinant of the future shape of the Irish labour force.
  • Without significant upskilling of existing workers, no major shift in the education distribution of the working age population can be expected by 2020.

Expert Group on Future Skills Needs 26. Work-based learning

  • Third level institutions which want to grow can do so by reorienting their offering towards those in the workforce in need of upskilling( Tomorrows Skills: Towards a National Skills Strategy )
  • A big challenge for the Institutes now is to ensure that we help those at work who want to continue their education ( Marian Coy, IOTI President )

27. Economic case

  • New Technology:
    • Need for skilled (competent) workers
    • Periodic reskilling and upskilling
  • Educated workforce:
    • Attractive to inward investment
    • Hedge against flight of capital

28. What is driving change?

  • Demography
  • Economics

29. What is driving change?

  • Demography
  • Economics
  • Learning theory

30. Learning theory

  • Active Learning
    • Learn by doing

31. Learning theory

  • Active Learning
    • Learn by doing
  • Group Learning
    • Discussion, collaboration

32. Learning theory

  • Active Learning
    • Learn by doing
  • Group Learning
    • Discussion, collaboration
  • Meta-cognition
    • Self-learning
    • Reflection on learning

33. Learning theory

  • Active Learning
    • Learn by doing
  • Group Learning
    • Discussion, collaboration
  • Meta-cognition
    • Self-learning
    • Reflection on learning
  • Technology can be used to support these approaches
  • All learners can benefit

34. What sort of blend? 35. Distance Learners Online Online Campus Campus Campus Assessment Assessment 36. Distance Learners Online Online Campus Campus Campus Assessment Assessment Outreach? Workplace? 37. Campus-based Learners Online Campus-based Assessment Assessment 38. What sort of technology? 39. What sort of technology?

  • Resources
    • Specific to a programme or module
    • Library e-Resources
    • WWW

40. What sort of technology?

  • Resources
    • Specific to a programme or module
    • Library e-Resources
    • WWW
  • Communication
    • Text Chat
    • Text Forum
    • Audio
    • Video

41. VLE Moodle

  • Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
  • Allows creation of programme/module related mini-sites:
    • Password protected
    • Stores programme resources (e.g Course notes)