Designing Teaching and Learning Activities for Blended Learning

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  • 1.Designing teaching & learning activities for blended delivery Michael Gwyther

2. Connect with the Centre: Subscribe to VET news and updates: 3. What is e-learning? e-learning uses electronic media to deliver flexible vocational education and training. It includes: access to, downloading & use of web, CD-ROM or computer, smart phone & tablet based learning resources in the classroom, workplace or home online access to and participation in course activities 4. Implementing Blended Learning Be proactive Define your brand Identify existing strengths & opportunities Demonstrate Value Align to strategic plan, vision, goals Identify Staff & Building capability Buy relevant infrastructure Audit Capacity Get Help! 5. Common e-learning Myths All self paced Doesnt require trainers Is about putting classroom training on the Web My learners wont be able to cope Traditional instructional strategies (role play, questioning, case learning, discussion, demonstration, supervision, coaching, lecturing, team problem solving) will not work online. Itll get easier when the technology/standards/ improve 6. What is not e-learning? 7. One size fits all? 8. Why go down the e-learning road? Learner Demand Competitive Edge More time for skills assessment in F2F Respond to Industry demand Reduce reliance on paper from enrolment to assessment to certification Meet time and distance pressures 9. Blended Learning Modes Face to Face Self Paced Online Facilitated Workplace supervision And Assessment 10. Blended Learning Choices Face to Face Self Paced Online Facilitated Content Activities Assessment 11. Face to Face examples Quiz Assessment Mobile Video & Audio Group work Digital Literacy 12. Flipped Classroom 13. Digital Literacy & Student Productivity 14. Productivity Tools 15. Collaborative activities 16. Student Induction Technical Time Management Collaborative Organising Info 17. Self Paced examples Compliance Scenarios Decision making trees Course Content Assessment Guided readings RPL 18. Facilitated online examples Group research projects Q&A of industry experts/past learners Online lecture Assessment task pitch & presentation Peer Review of learners work Role play Group problem solving Remote trainee/third party assessor catch up Assessment verification and moderation RPL 19. Training Trends Models of Delivery Fully Online Knowledge Preparation for F2F Skills Workshop Blended Mix of online & F2F Skill recognition/ currency/RPL Skills update on demand Collaborative Learning with Peers 20. Blended Learning Modes Face to Face Self Paced Online Facilitated Workplace supervision And Assessment 21. Classic Blend Trades Face to Face Self Paced Online Facilitated Content Hands on skills training (flexible) Knowledge text - Activities Hands on skills training (flexible) Comprehension questions - Assessment Practical skills demo (flexible) Workplace skills demo - 22. Classic Blend 2 Soft Skills Face to Face Self Paced Online Facilitated Content Hands on skills training Comprehension questions Knowledge text - Activities Virtual skills training Group discussion activities (knowledge) Assessment Practical skills demo Project/Group work 23. Classic Blend 3 Compliance Face to Face Self Paced Online Facilitated Content - All content - Activities Virtual skills training - Assessment - Online quizzes - 24. Classic Blend Professional Face to Face Self Paced Online Facilitated Content - Knowledge texts/videos/interacti ve job aids Case studies/Group work projects. Activities - Comprehension questions Workplace problem discussions Assessment - Quiz Scenario Workplace project Webinar presentation/ Discussion participation 25. Activity! Imagine your blend ! Face to Face Self Paced Online Facilitated Content Activities Assessment 26. Infrastructure Content/Multimedia Assessment submission & gathering Communication Portal Live classroom 27. Work together in pairs Look at your current course Consider self paced & online facilitated options Give it a blended treatment! Activity 1 - Blended 28. Face to Face Learning Pedagogies Singe location Technology can be integrated 29. Face to Face Infrastructure Furniture Whiteboard Interactive Whiteboards Computers/Tablets Video & Audio Electronic presentations 30. Face to Face Assessment Skills Assessments Group Project Individual stories from the workplace 31. Face to Face Good Practice Spend teaching time on demonstrating and assessing practical skills. Incorporate technology through sharing demonstration video, web resources, group work or knowledge assessment. Capture skills demonstrations using smart phone video, audio and photos. 32. eAssessment Assessment Distribution & Collection Assessment Response Assessment Management Assessment Verification & Moderation Assessment activities include the design of assessment tools, the delivery of assessments and the reporting, storing and transferring of assessment data. 33. Direct demonstration/observation Indirect demonstration Products Workplace documents Questions - written and oral Assignments Third party reports Self-assessment Simulation Portfolios Indirect demonstration Products Workplace documents Assignments Third party reports Self-assessment Simulation Portfolios Products Questions - written and oral Assignments Third party reports 34. Quizzes and decision making trees Workplace and Mobile skills evidence Discussion and social learning Digital archives Simulation Questioning Placement Group Work/Peer review Assessment trends 35. Work together in pairs Look at your planned blended delivery Consider F2F, workplace, self paced, online and facilitated options Give it a blended treatment! Activity 2 - Assessment 36. Self Paced Pedagogy Make it engaging Pull versus Push Activities with workplace context Problem Solving Information acquisition Employability Skills Underpinning knowledge 37. Self Paced Infrastructure Learner Management System Vendor Course Content Consultant developed Rapid eLearning in- house 38. Self Paced Assessment Problem Solving Multimedia Less reliance on text Decision making tree Reason to use content 39. Self Paced Examples Problem Solving Multimedia Less reliance on text Decision making tree Reason to use content 40. Self Paced Content Unit Structure 1 Case Study 1 Scenario/Decision making tree 1 Interactive content 2 PPT 2 PDF Third Party Content 4 YouTube or own Video 41. Activity Unit Content Define the content youll need to go blended with your unit. What types of content do you need to support: Elements Required Knowledge Required Skills 42. Council Community Project 43. Cultural awareness 44. Information 45. Information & Activities 46. 47. Self Paced Good Practice Give learners something to do with the content. Even if your course is info heavy, provide opportunities to apply learning to workplace context in the role they will occupy. When presenting a problem, content can be provided in a variety of forms using video, audio and some text. This gives more depth to typical quiz based assessment which test memory rather than understanding, problem solving and consequences of on the job of decision making. 48. But what is the biggest challenge? 49. Making sense of the tough stuff 50. Story based self paced content Character faces a challenge/journey Show not tell Make learners justify their choices. Challenge their assumptions and make them think deeply about the material. Contextual feedback will help learners see where they went wrong 51. Character Setting Disruption Solving the disruption Resolution Worker Workplace Problem/Skill Asking/Reading/Policy Communication Learnt the skill Narrative structure 52. Meet Sandro 53. Hes hopeless! Can we reform him? 54. Maybe not 55. Call the professionals! 56. Textbook or Reference style (job aids, online support or help) Static Just in Time Courseware (Content & simple assessment) Workplace /Interactive (case study/scenario/decision making tree) Interactive Types of Content Context 57. Information Demonstration Case Study Scenario Decision Making Tree Knowledge checking Problem based Learning Types of activities 58. Compliance testing Communication scenarios Application of policy & procedure decision making trees Course Content Assessment tasks and associated guided readings/resources/multimedia Self paced content examples 59. Activity Scenario Context Define the context of your scenario What are your narrative elements for: Narrative Elements Character Setting Disruption Solving the disruption Resolution 60. Problem for learner to solve 2 branches to solve, 3 choices per branch Feedback on each choice Content to support learners at each choice (Video, Audio, SOPS, supervisors, PDF, policy etc) Activity Decision Making 61. Building and Publishing Options 62. Online Facilitated Pedagogy Synchronous Asynchronous 63. Online facilitated Pedagogy (Synchronous) Online workshops & tutorials Assessment Task presentation Group Work presentations & peer review Learner support (one on one or Group) 64. Online facilitated Infrastructure (Synchronous) Virtual Classrooms Telephone & Video Conference Systems VOIP Google Hangouts Microsoft Lync WizIQ 65. Online facilitated Assessment (Synchronous) Body Language Mix of activities in session Peer Review Assessment Presentations 66. Synchronous example - Webinar Follow the link below to Blackboard Collaborate 67. Logging into Blackboard Collaborate optimise your connection speed Set your Connection Speed to the Internet Open the Preferences dialog under the Tools>> Preferences. Select Connection choose the correct speed from the Connection Speed drop-down menu. Blackboard Collaborate 68. Blackboard Collaborate Sample session 69. Webinar Good Practice Keep lecturing to a minimum. Use the group to work through scenarios and problems. Promote discussion and the sharing of perspectives. Provide peer review opportunities for learners to feed back on each others projects, placements, issues at work etc. Give learners multiple ways of participating voice, discussions, white board, brainstorming, breakout rooms. 70. Work together in pairs & revisit your blended learning plan Look at a topic you selected for online facilitated Develop activities for an hour long session Activity Webinar 71. Online facilitated Pedagogy (Asynchronous) Discussion Sharing Placement & Assessment Social Media Group work 72. Online Facilitated Infrastructure (Asynchronous) Email Online Discussion and or Voice Boards Learner Management Systems Blogs & Wikis Social Networking 73. Online Facilitated Assessment (Asynchronous) Activities need to be linked to Assessment Trainers need to monitor and actively moderate 74. Asynchronous Infrastructure Forums in LMS Facebook Google Groups Yammer Blogs & Wikis 75. Discussions Good Practice Link to assessment Base on participants sharing experiences & prior knowledge learners stories Application to workplace or experience Make pre readings short Mix of problems, case studies, reflections Commenting/Building on postings Use to demonstrate employability skills Track to determine contribution to group Peer Review 76. Work with someone new! Share a discussion activity for your learners Draft 3 ideas for managing and encouraging the discussion Activity Discussion 77. Facilitation Tips and Tricks Dont over intervene Weave posts rather than answer Add value with extra links Share your experiences in relation to posts Work with good posters Contact lurkers for involvement Give participants responsibility for post topics 78. Go to Moodle at Enter VET_DC Add your discussion under VET_DC discussion Make replies to the 2 username # before you and after you (eg tafe23 tafe24 tafe25 Tafe26 tafe27) Activity Build it 79. 80. Straw Poll Which Blended Model is best for your RTO? A Face to Face, Self Paced & Online Facilitation B Face to Face and Self Paced C Self Paced only D Online facilitation only 81. Creative Common Licenses 82. Flickr Creative Commons Open Source Music - Wikimedia Commons - Yahoo Creative Commons Search Tool Designing and implementing eLearning with Creative Commons (Australian Flexible Learning Framework) ns.htm Creative Commons information Australia Creative Commons (Global) Creative Commons Links 83. Images - Most pull from Flickr's extensive collection Flickr (check the Creative Commons box at the bottom) FlickrCC Compfight FlickrStorm everystockphoto Open Clipart Library Geograph British Isles Wikimedia Commons/ Audio CC Mixter Samples Jamendo Freesound Internet Archive Owl Music Search SpinXpress Wikimedia Commons Video MOD Films Internet Archive SpinXpress Creative Commons Content 84. 85. Flexible Learning Framework 86. E-learning standards 87. Cathy Moore 88. Learning & Performance Technologies 89. Rapid e Learning Blog 90. eLearning Brothers 91. eLearning eXperts 92. eLearning Academy 93. ElNet 94. Any Questions? 95. Closing remarks & Evaluation You will receive an email introduction to our Resource Portal where you can download your certificate of attendance and other resources from todays workshop


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