LESSON 3 “How to start with blended learning – The Blended Learning Arc”
We will now take a look at some of the methods and tools that can be used in blended learning. You are already familiar with teaching modalities such as group discussion, small group collaboration, independent work and 1on1 check-ins. And you have been introduced to the models of blended learning such as station rotation, flex, a la carte and enriched virtual in the earlier parts of this course.
We will explore the methods and tools for blended learning with the idea that you have a background in face-to-face teaching and are now thinking about enriching your teaching through blending. Based on this thought, it is advisable to orientate yourself as much as possible on the resources and competencies you already have. This means, for example, starting and ending a course with a group discussion, as you should already be familiar with this. And to blend flexibly within the course. This is sometimes called the ‘Blended Learning Arc”.
In the next sections, we will look at the methods and tools for blended learning from the perspective of the different modalities. The guiding questions are, for example, “How can I blend group discussions?” or “How can I blend small group collaboration”. In addition, we will also look at the topics of blending assessment and reflection.
Assignment LESSON 3 “How to start with blended learning – The “Blended Learning Arc”
Assignment: What do you think about the Learning Arc? Is this a good approach? Share your first thoughts in Module 2. Blended learning group and read what others think about it.