Online Learning Update

July 13, 2014

4 Tips for Getting to Know the Blended Instructional Model

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:06 am

by Victor Small, Jr; Edutopia

The days of talking at students are finally over. I recall many a college class filled to the brim with students feverishly taking down notes, as our professor talked at us. Sounds familiar? Probably. Recently, I finished my Masters degree in what was a new environment for me: blended classes. The experience allowed me to further communicate with my colleagues and classmates in a manner that I hadn’t been accustomed to. Instead of reading each other’s notes and organizing study groups, we were posting in wikis and responding to discussion board posts. Instead of learning focused on facts and statistics that we needed to figure out how to memorize, our learning was focused on what we could do with the information presented.

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