Blended learning is education that combines face-to-face classroom methods with computer-mediated activities. According to its proponents, the strategy creates a more integrated approach for both instructors and students. There is no consensus on a definition of blended learning. The terms "blended," "hybrid," and "mixed-mode" are used interchangeably in current research literature. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blended_learning What is Blended Learning?
Blended Learning is: Face to face – classroom learning Online learning Mobile learning Do You Agree?
The Instructor’s Definition Face to face Learning Online Learning Social Learning Self- Directed Blended Learning Face to face learning (traditional learning mode in the classroom) Online learning (including mobile learning) Self-Directed learning (self-planned, self-paced learning) Social learning (learning from anyone, and contributing as a learning source for others, in the learning community of the world)
Making learning from passive to active Addressing different learning styles Enabling individualization and personalization in learning Accommodating self-directed learning Optimizing resources – great teacher’s lectures, high quality OERs Optimizing learning opportunities Enabling delivery of customized instruction and individualized feedback Making possible tailoring contents and methods for unique needs Encouraging instructors to initiate creative instructional strategies Enabling application of multimedia technology for teaching and learning Ensuring opportunities to work in whole group, small group, and individually in digital environment Providing multiple resources for instant and self assessment Facilitating and encourages self-directed learning Facilitating and promoting social learning and constructivist approach Facilitating and promoting mobile learning Overall Advantages of Blended Learning
Blended Learning is transformational not only in the methods of teacher’s instruction and student learning. It has changed the way teaching and learning are perceived and delivered. It has made technology infrastructure in schools and teachers’ technology skills the quintessential components of instruction. It will bring about a series of revolutionary changes: How the school or the classroom should be structured physically? how should teachers prepare their lesson to be effective? what should be added into the curriculum and textbook, How the content should be delivered? How should we assess student learning: … Blended Learning Mode Has Profound Impact on Future Education Reform