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Patricia McGee, Ph.D. The University of Texas at San Antonio. Blended instructional strategies. Agenda. Starting with Challenges Programmatic Strategies What works: Best Practices. Starting with Challenges. Discussion: Most Challenging?. Organization and time management? - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Blended instructional strategiesPatricia McGee, Ph.D.The University of Texas at San Antonio

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AgendaStarting with ChallengesProgrammatic StrategiesWhat works: Best Practices#Patricia McGee - This work is licensed under the Creative Commons NonCommercial Sampling Plus 1.0 License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/nc-sampling+/1.0/

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3Discussion: Most Challenging?Organization and time management?Communicating? Teaching and online experience?Logistics?Keeping track?Technical skills?You as instructor?-orYour experience with faculty?#Patricia McGee - This work is licensed under the Creative Commons NonCommercial Sampling Plus 1.0 License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/nc-sampling+/1.0/

4Blended Pedagogical ChallengesCreating community in distributed classroomsMonitoring and facilitating across locationsKeeping students on taskLetting the technology teachPatricia McGee - This work is licensed under the Creative Commons NonCommercial Sampling Plus 1.0 License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/nc-sampling+/1.0/

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Challenges that are pedagogical are those which require oversight on the part of the instructor and require intentional actions or designs to be successful5Blended Structuring ChallengesNot planning entire course before implementationBuilding in flexibilityCreating a course and a halfGetting lost in location

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Structural challenges relate to the design of how the course is put together.6Programmatic strategies#Patricia McGee - This work is licensed under the Creative Commons NonCommercial Sampling Plus 1.0 License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/nc-sampling+/1.0/

Alignment & ConsistencyAssignments, activities & assessmentProfessional standards & experiencesStructured events & activities

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Babson College, FastTrack MBAPartnership with IBMOrganization:50% F2F30% online team collaboration20% viewing content-rich DVD-based lectures and presentationsTools: Blackboard, Elluminate, blogs, wikis, Turnitin plagiarism deterrent, and Brownstone assessment toolsFaculty participation is publicly rewarded#Patricia McGee - This work is licensed under the Creative Commons NonCommercial Sampling Plus 1.0 License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/nc-sampling+/1.0/

ISU, School LawWeekly, real time, problem-based chats per learning teamTeam response sent to instructor by 6 PMIndividual responses sent to instructor by 9 AM next dayDiscussions over readingsOnline foundation informationIn Class complex, ill-structuredDecision-making and problem solvingAnnotated web searchesCase-based challenges- presented in class#Patricia McGee - This work is licensed under the Creative Commons NonCommercial Sampling Plus 1.0 License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/nc-sampling+/1.0/

George Mason U., ClassroomPlus MBAPartnership with Northrop GrummanCohort meets 4 times a yearDiscussion and case-basedOrganization: 50% F2F and 50% onlineTools: Webex, Blackboard#Patricia McGee - This work is licensed under the Creative Commons NonCommercial Sampling Plus 1.0 License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/nc-sampling+/1.0/

What works: Best practices

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Aligning your objectives with3 AsActivityAssignmentAssessment (formal, informal)ExampleIn class: students bring examples (news, experience, research) of 21st century learnersOut of class: teams complete webquestIn class: Peer and instructor grade of findings

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Focus on Ways of Thinking#Patricia McGee - This work is licensed under the Creative Commons NonCommercial Sampling Plus 1.0 License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/nc-sampling+/1.0/

Focus on Learner Performance#Patricia McGee - This work is licensed under the Creative Commons NonCommercial Sampling Plus 1.0 License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/nc-sampling+/1.0/

In the Classroom: Formal StrategiesInstructor-led activitiesWorkshop formats or hands-on labsOrganized coaching and/or mentoringOn the job training Modified lecture (10-15 min)Coaching/Mentoring Debate Breakfast with colleaguesActive learning Group Work Listen, read, write, reflect Problem-solving exercises Simulations, case studies, role-playingMcGee & Reis (2012)#Patricia McGee - This work is licensed under the Creative Commons NonCommercial Sampling Plus 1.0 License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/nc-sampling+/1.0/

In the Classroom: Informal StrategiesCollegial connectionsWork teams Peer role modeling Just-in-need scaffolding

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Activity: Where is the blend?Go to wikiSelect one of the 3 course overviews linkedWhat happens in classroom and online?How do you describe the instructional approach?For what courses might the approach be used?

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Active Learning: ProcessesDescriptionA focus on practice through isolated or progressive activities (typically completed by the individual rather than a group) that culminate in a performance or an objective assessment. ExamplesAudio recordingsBrainstorming,Document analysisConcept mappingFieldworkGamingPeer reviewProblem solvingListen, read, write, reflect,Self-testing exercisesSimulations Synchronous discussions Tutorials

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Active Learning: ProductsDescriptionAssignments and activities support the development of a well-defined product that documents and illustrates the learners mastery of course content.

ExamplesPeer reviews Art/design projects Essays Case briefsPodcasting

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Active Learning: Projects DescriptionAssignments and activities support an ongoing step-by-step set of activities and assignments with benchmarks so students know they have accomplished objectives.Projects are cumulative in that they require completion of assignments over time. Unlike products, projects involve more than an end result. ExamplesDebates Group reports Case studies Blogs Interactive web activitiesOnline group collaborationMcGee & Reis (2012)#Patricia McGee - This work is licensed under the Creative Commons NonCommercial Sampling Plus 1.0 License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/nc-sampling+/1.0/

Active Learning Requires that..StudentsReflect upon their ideas and how they are using themSelf-assess their understandingParticipate/contribute to knowledge buildingActively think, gather information & problem solve

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Schedule-based TemplatesRevisit past learning (last week, summary) Integrate current content (analysis, interpretation, translation for classmates, creating transparency)Foreshadow next step (upcoming content; thoughtful reading and summary, aimed at student) Fulkerth, R. (2009) 1st day online: video lecture- students submit questions online through forum2nd day in class: lab questions addressed(Lopez-Perez, Perez-Lopez, & Rodriguez-Ariza)Groups work toget

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