Sunday, June 16, 2013

Blended Learning

Blended learning is learning that is facilitated by the effective combination of different modes of delivery, models of teaching and styles of learning and applying them interactively meaningful learning environment. A blended learning approach combines face to face classrooms methods with computer-mediated activities to form an integrated instructional approach.
The goal of blended is to join the best aspects of both face to face and online instruction
Six issues of blended learning:

a.    The role of live interaction
b.    The role of learner choice and self regulation
c.    Models for support and training
d.   Finding balance between innovation and production
e.    Cultural adaptation
f.     Dealing with the digital divide

Different levels of blended Learning:
a.    Activity-level blending
b.    Course-level blending
c.    Program-level blending
d.   Institutional-level blending

·      Less class time with use of internet
·      Improved interaction from students
·      Improved technology skills

·      Time requirements
·      Faculty to student relationship
·      Technology support
·      Learning curve for both faculty and student in learning the technologies

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