Blended learning - the basics

‌WHEN:Weds 26 Oct 2016, 12.30 to 2pm, online
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Overview

Blended learning (also known as "hybrid learning") combines traditional face-to-face teaching with technology-enhanced learning so that students and lecturers can benefit from the best of both worlds.

This involves more than simply making lecture notes or reading lists available online: the best methods are designed to combine active student learning and optimal use of lecturer time, resulting in better engagement overall.

This session will look at successful blended learning techniques, will outline the research into its effectiveness and describe ways in which individual and programme teams can start to incorporate blended learning into their teaching and learning methods. 

One or two practical tools which can be used to get you started with blended learning will also be introduced.

This workshop is part of the 2016 Master Blender Series - attend just this workshop, or attend four in total to earn your Master Blender badge.

DIT Institutional Objectives

This workshop is considered to support the following DIT institutional objectives:

  • Develop the curriculum
  • Develop and support teaching excellence
  • Promote diversity of learning opportunities

Who is this workshop suitable for?

This workshop is suitable for all staff interested in finding out more about blended learning. It will be of particular interest to academic staff who wish to explore changing the mode of delivery of half, or less, of their module/s, utilising online technologies to create valuable learning opportunities and optimise student engagement.

Pre-requisite

There are no pre-requisites for this module

Facilitated by?

This workshop is facilitated by Frances Boylan and Pauline Rooney of the Learning, Teaching and Technology Centre.

Workshop duration?

2 hours in a classroom setting.