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  • Promising Practices in Blended & Online LearningDr. Bernard Bull


  • Four Course Design Models

  • Feedback

  • A few more considerationsPainfully explicitAn online course should not be the face-to-face course minus the face-to-face activities.ChunkingExamples and non-examplesGetting informed about the possibilities The design should be done before the course starts.

  • Dr. Bernard Bull

  • PedagogicalDisciplinary expertiseIntimate knowledge of the course contentKnowledge of the learners (developmental, context, motivations, etc.)Knowledge of the teaching and learning possibilitiesPrimary focus upon mentoring and student mastery of the stated learning objectives

  • ManagerialPainfully clear and explicit instructions Well-organizedKeep things functioning well

  • How do you mentor online learners?

  • MentoringReal-time office hoursOne-on-one real-time and small group sessionsRecorded audio feedback on workReal-time feedback on work

  • MentoringLet students communicate ideas using audio and video.Multiple drafts and ungraded formative feedbackEnsure that the students can use their performance on the work in order to improve.My feedback will not be solely focused on form or substance, but the students progress toward expertise with the area of student.

  • TechnicalFirst line of technical supportKnow where to send studentsManaging the emotions as much as the technical problemsKnow the tools of the tradeSettings issue versus broken

  • PastoralThe instructor knows and embraces the school mission.The instructor welcomes and elicits dialogue about matters of faith and learning.The instructor promotes a positive Christian classroom environment.The instructor engages students in how the content applies to real world contexts.

  • Spiritual

  • Spiritual What is appropriate for each environment?

  • Teaching Models

  • Feedback

  • Communication Plan

  • Explicit and Intentional

  • Style

  • Frequent Communication

  • A Learning Community

  • Dr. Bernard Bull