Techniques & Methods
for teaching a Hybrid/Online Course
- Blended learning = Hybrid learning
- The use of both traditional (= face-to-face) and online elements in a single class/course.
- Taking the strongest elements of the traditional and online classrooms and combining them in a single course
- None of the disadvantages of a purely (~100%) online course.
- Most students prefer hybrid courses and work harder and learn more than in traditional classes.
- Online Activity (a component of Hybrid learning) = Work will be completed independently (or in a group) and submitted online (and sometimes a printout submitted at the beginning of the next class session). Usually this activity requires the use of a computer and an Internet connection.
- Internet access is virtually universal, and almost all students have the equipment and capability to use this technology. If learning quality can be maintained or enhanced, bringing some elements of instruction online helps everyone involved.
Students may access the Internet from a college lab (since all students have network access), using a smartphone or laptop or tablet using the college's WiFi access to the college's LAN, from home, from a friend's or classmate's computer, from any other WiFi or Internet access point anywhere in the world.
- Inverted learning = Flipped learning
= Flipped lesson
- Blackboard Institute - Virtual Learning
- Dawson College | e-Learning @ Dawson College
- eCampus News TV | eCampus News -
Clicks vs. Bricks - NECC 2009
- eSchool News | Blended learning on the rise | Expahttp://www.eschoolnews.com/2010/10/27/esn-special-reportblended-learning-on-the-rise/nding Students Learning Opportunities | eSchoolNews.com - 2010-10-27
- eSchool News | Transforming schools with blended learning | eSchool News
- Magna Publications | 10 Ways to Improve Blended Learning Course Design
- Moodle as a means of Student Collaboration
- Profweb : Investigating the Effects of Technology-Assisted Instruction on Cégep Students - H.Stavaris 2011-04-11
- Virtual lessons:
- "She teaches virtual math classes on a computer screen twice a day, out of an office. In her live 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. hour long sessions, she instructs via a webcast. She draws out problems on a virtual chalkboard and explains math concepts to the five to 10 students attending live. Her students raise virtual hands to answer or ask questions. Class discussions happen on a chat site. Her classes are recorded and reviewed by many of her other 100 students who weren't available at these times. Virtual tutoring session online, in which she will use the virtual chalk board to take the student step by step through a concept the student doesn't understand."
- Less pay (for some online teachers in some areas of the USA) = Fewer highly qualified teachers. The benefit packages are probably not as good either. The really good teachers will follow the money (especially given that teacher pay is not that great to begin with).
- Read more.
- PBL = Problem-based Learning = Project-based Learning = Product-based Learning
= Process-based Learning
- person, problem, purpose, product, public-audience, etc.
- All PBL is approached as a problem to be solved, individually or in teams, if teams - formal or informal (individuals are often informal teams by the way), with or without deadlines, ...
- PBL is a constructivist framework and pedagogy. The most important part of it is the inquiry and that it is student-centred and student-driven.
- All approaches can be used under the PBL framework including research, book studies, simulations, and even lectures.
- TeachPaperless: The Problem with PBL
- What is PBL? | Project Based Learning | BIE
- Project-based learning
- Problem-based learning
- The Case Method
- traditional instructional model or hybrid/online model? Proportions?
- synchronous or asynchronous?
- Teacher and all students online at the same time while using videocam and microphone in order to allow interactive communication among the participants.
- No advantage over in-class teaching, unless students are not available to be physically present (travel, team sports travel, sickness, etc.).
- in-class sessions and online sessions are complementary.
- student works alone or in groups to study and prepare for the upcoming in-class session.
- students may work anywhere, anytime, for as long as they like. Multiple sessions are possible, at the discretion and convenience of the student. There is no limitation on resources (Internet, library, videos, magazines or journals, etc.). However, deadlines for submitting or presenting the work are normally applied.
- Students must develop time-management skills.
- Students are personally motivated and develop initiative.
- Will the hybrid classes involve teamwork?
- Criteria to determine success
of a course:
- qualitative measures
- quantitative measures
- In-class component
- Traditional instructional model features. (Not necessary to list these normal classroom activities.)
- Not exactly traditional instructional model since the students have already prepared for the class.
- Student participation is greatly enhanced since there is a dramatic reduction in the amount of factual information that the teacher needs to provide to the students before allowing their feedback, involvement, and interaction. They acquire much of the factual material before attending the class.
- Lab/Online component
- Moodle (at Dawson College)
- Moodle is a course management system designed to help educators who want to create quality online courses.
- Readings - Textbook, handouts, Websites/links, etc.
- PowerPoint or class notes
- Videos (See Flipped learning)
- Individual (research, etc.) projects
- Group (research, etc.) projects
- Online research (using search engines, using online documents or libraries)
- Communications (Web, FTP, e-mail, social media, Moodle, etc.)
- with teachers
- with other students
- Application of computer programs (MS-Office, a browser, etc.)
Resources for Hybrid courses
- ARTICLES SUGGESTED BY LA VITRINE TECHNOLOGIE-ÉDUCATION
- Jennifer Demski, A Better Blend, published online, July 1, 2010.
- Helen Stavaris, Investigating the Effects of Technology-Assisted Instruction on Cégep Students, published online, April 11, 2011.
- Norm Spatz, Preparing for a Hybrid Course to Better Serve 'Gestion de commerces' Students of Varying English Skills, published online, May 2, 2011.
- A. Sasha Thackaberry, Staying Sane While Creating Online or Hybrid Courses by Committee, published online, May 2011.
- GoSoapBox - Hear what your students are thinking.
- Socrative | Student Response System | Software Clicker
- Four keys to creating successful eLearning programs | eSchool News
- Online learning is teacher-led instruction delivered primarily via the internet, and it includes software to provide a structured learning environment. Teachers and students are separated by geography.
- Blended learning occurs any time a student learns in part in a supervised brick-and-mortar place, away from home, and at least in part through online delivery, with some element of student control over time, place, path, and/or pace.
- 4 Tips for Getting to Know the Blended Instructional Model | Edutopia
- Blended Learning: Resource Roundup | Edutopia
- Online college classes: Textbook companies offer courses with minimal university oversight.
- MERLOT Online Courses Portal - MERLOT is a program of the California State University System partnering with education institutions, professional societies, and industry.
- Connexions - Rice University
- OER Commons
- MIT OpenCourseWare | Free Online Course Materials