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Blended Learning in Romania Examples of good practices………
Shortcut to blended learning…..definition…..short history….
Blended learning in Romania It refers to a mixing of different learning environments It combines traditional face-to-face classroom methods with more modern computer-mediated activities. Blended Learning has been around for many years, but the name has changed as the uses and recognition have increased. Many people may be using a form of blended learning in lessons and teaching, but may not realize it or be able to give it an actual name. Blended learning is something that is used in the world of education as well as the world of business. Blended learning is not a new concept, but may be a new term to many users. Below is a list of just a few of the more common, but older, names of blended learning. "You may hear blended learning described as “integrative learning”, “hybrid learning”, “multi-method learning” (Node, 2001). "The term "blended learning" is being used with increasing frequency in both academic and corporate circles. In 2003, the American Society for Training and Development identified blended learning as one of the top ten trends to emerge in the knowledge delivery industry" (cited in Rooney, 2003) (Graham, 2004).learningcomputer-mediated activitiesintegrative learning
Blended learning began as online learning when poor rural school districts had to rely on online learning for students who were taking higher level classes that they could not afford a teacher to come in and teach. Blended learning it is undoubtedly a tutor at the participants’ availability 24 hours a day. "Blended Learning" offers virtual library and cultural resources. The trainer monitors and maximizes progress, offering feedback. Group sessions offer interaction and common things. The "blended learning" trainees have a more rational and logical approach, they are attracted by concepts and ideas, and every activity is doubled by the explanation of step-by-step activities. The tutors helps trainees with complete and extra answers to the questions.
Objectives: To create new opportunities and to raise awareness on teachers’ involvement in continuous training: quality assurance, training sessions through blended learning; Development of professional; Development of online community of continuous training of the teachers, a community to host resources and virtual spaces of learning, flexible and accessible; Projecting and implementing of a training methodology of teachers through the blended learning system using new strategies and technologies of adults’ training;
Partners: - University of Bucharest; - “Babes Bolyai” University from Cluj; - The West University from Timisoara; -S.C. Softwin S.R.L.; Modules: 1) quality assurance in superior education; 2) student based learning: projecting strategies, implementing and evaluating educational process; 3) professional practice of the students;
- the creation of a collaborative virtual network among the target group; - development of career opportunities for teachers by assimilating new information and useful knowledge - promoting innovation in transparent monitor of professional training for quality assurance; - encouragement of using ICT in foreign languages teaching;
Objectives: Elaboration of an interdisciplinary curriculum starting from the existing needs of educational institutions; Development of two modules and their conversion in digital format Quality assurance and integrated of interdisciplinary curriculum Experience exchange and continuous training using a collaborative online platform dedicated to teachers