Full course description
What you'll learn:
- Explore the rationale behind blended learning and ask the question, "why blend?"
- Unpack how we can make learning more about the student's individual needs, wants interests, and goals.
- Discuss how data practices and blended learning courses improve the mastery of content.
After completing the Blended Learning Foundations microcredit course, you will be able to:
- Define Blended Learning.
- Specify the optimal contexts for the Flipped, Station, Whole, and Flex models of blended learning.
- Leverage data to enhance mastery-based learning.
- Articulate the benefits and pathways to personalization.
- Explore why interaction and integration are key.
- Identify feasible pathways to blended learning in your classroom.
What you'll do:
- Watch 6 engaging videos totaling 32-minutes of instructional and narrative driven examples of blended learning best practices and concepts.
- Read and explore curated resources on blended learning.
- Quickly asses your interest with blended learning.
- Ideate and share a sketch of a blended learning idea, concept, or practice you are intending to implement.
Who this course is designed for:
All educators—administrators, educational developers, early education through high school classroom teachers, informal educators, and education job seekers or career changers toward the field of education. Those that want to seek new ways to make their content more flexible, personal, and enhance interaction and integration with their students.
What you'll receive:
Upon fulfilling course requirements, participants will receive a certificate indicating 5 recertification hours from Arizona State University.
Meet the instructors
Dr. Annie Hale - Director, Research and Development Pathfinder Center, Biodesign Institute. Senior Sustainability Scientist, Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation. Faculty Associate, School of Sustainability, College of Global Futures
Dr. Hale is based at the Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA. She is a Director of Research and Development for the Biodesign Pathfinder Center. Dr. Hale's work combines the fields of science and technology studies, sustainability, and design from a human-centered approach. Her research interests focus on the question: How do people construct and understand the world around them, and, in turn, how do those constructs change the way people engage with their world? She directs a variety of educational programs that target sustainability and 21st-century learning that aim to inspire, engage, and empower a variety of publics, from educators to community leaders, through elegantly-designed experiences. Dr. Hale is a learning design expert weaving in best pedological practices for online, hybrid, flipped, and face-to-face learning experiences. With a background in design, Dr. Hale creates experiences that are simple, smart, and well-conceived.
Dr. Leanna Archambault - Associate Professor, Learning Design and Technology, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College Program Coordinator, Learning Design and Technology M.Ed.
Dr. Leanna Archambault is an Associate Professor of Learning Design and Technology within the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University. Her research areas include teacher preparation for K-12 online and blended classrooms, the use of innovative technologies to improve learning outcomes, and sustainability literacy for preservice and inservice teachers.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is blended learning?
Blended learning is the strategic combination of online and in-person instruction. Sometimes it is called a hybrid or flipped learning model. During this learning session, we study the foundations of blended learning. Learners will explore the rationale behind blended learning and ask the question, "why blend?". We will unpack how we can make learning more about the student's individual needs, wants interests, and goals. Discuss how data practices and blended learning courses improve the mastery of content.
Will you provide detailed resources for continued exploration and examples?
Yes. We include access to the ultimate blended learning resource "K-12 Blended Teaching: A Guide to Personalized Learning and Online Integration" co-authored by one of our instructors, Dr. Archambault. This book is complete with detailed learning system management examples, video documentation of blended learning in the classroom, and everything needed for a comprehensive understanding of blended learning. you can explore during the course or afterward as your journey begins.
Is this an introductory class?
Yes. We will provide the foundations of blended learning. Enough information will be shared clearly with examples to get started, and leaving room for expansion on this topic with curated resources and links.