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Blended Learning Essentials

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Most FutureLearn courses run multiple times. Every run of a course has a set start date but you can join it and work through it after it starts. Find out more This course is aimed at everyone working in further education, skills training, vocational education, workplace learning and lifelong learning or adult education. Whether you are directly supporting learners or delivering training, this course will help you use blended learning more effectively. Continue learning with part 2: Embedding Practice This course is run in two parts. This first introductory course, Getting Started, will be followed by a second short course on Embedding Practice, which will run again in early 2018. You can use the hashtag #FLble1 to talk about this course on social media.

Topics Covered
  • Definitions of blended learning.
  • The impact of digital technology on teachers and learners.
  • Pedagogical theories and teaching approaches that underpin blended learning, including constructivism, social constructivism, and problem-based learning.
  • Digital technologies available to support blended learning in formal and informal learning scenarios.
  • The role of Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) and how to use them effectively for blended learning.
  • The role of open tools in blended learning.
  • Open educational resources (OERs): what they are, how they can be used, and where to find them.
  • Processes for blended learning design, including curriculum and instructional design. The role of the DADDIE model in planning and evaluating blended learning. Story-telling and story-boarding techniques for developing digital learning.
  • The role of assessment in the curriculum design process. Different approaches for using technology to support assessment and feedback.
  • The benefits and challenges of ‘flipped’ learning. Approaches to designing a flipped lesson.
  • Collaboration in blended learning, including the use of discussion forums, synchronous collaboration, and social media.
  • How to design and review a blended learning activity.
  • The digital skills learners need to equip them for the modern workplace, and how learners can be supported in developing these skills.
  • The importance of inclusive teaching practices. The value of making education and training more accessible for learners.
  • The demand for flexible learning, and the role of digital technology in making teaching and learning more flexible.

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Rating 4.6 based on 5 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Effort 4 hours per week
Starts Apr 24 (18 weeks ago)
Cost $89
From UCL Institute of Education, University of Leeds via FutureLearn
Instructors Neil Morris, David Bevington (Mentor), Catherine Bruen, Lynne Taylerson, Diana Laurillard, Katharine Jewitt, Dawn Buzzard, Patricia Quinn, Emily Armstrong (Mentor), Shaun Richards, Sarah Copeland, Phil Bird, David Bevington, Surjit Uppal (Mentor), Emily Armstrong, Gail Hall, Christina Copperthwaite, Dario van Gammeren, Jocelyn B, carmen miles
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seeing what educators in one review

It was a well-planned course, although I had already done some MOOCS about blended Learning I liked the idea of SEEING what educators have done or are doing.

augmented by digital in one review

It is well structured logically progressive but does not lose its incisive nature in terms of teaching and lesson development augmented by digital technology.

balance between traditional in one review

It is trenchant to its title of blended learning and does a great job at maintaining a balance between traditional teaching and the modern technology that adds value to any learning environment especially in V.E.T.

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Very practical and very quickly I have been using tools I've heard about through the course.

chalk face equally in one review

I would recommend it to newly trained instructors and veterans of the chalk face equally, with an ethos of co-learning in mind.

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An overview of related careers and their average salaries in the US. Bars indicate income percentile.

Learning Specialist 2 3 $43k

Learning and Performance Coordinator $43k

Coordinator of Assessment and Learning $44k

Blended Case Management $44k

Blended Sales Representative $54k

Learning Services $59k

Sales Learning $73k

Learning Chair $78k

Informatics Learning Specialist $85k

Learning Engineer $91k

Operations Learning & Development $95k

E-Learning Designer $103k

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Rating 4.6 based on 5 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Effort 4 hours per week
Starts Apr 24 (18 weeks ago)
Cost $89
From UCL Institute of Education, University of Leeds via FutureLearn
Instructors Neil Morris, David Bevington (Mentor), Catherine Bruen, Lynne Taylerson, Diana Laurillard, Katharine Jewitt, Dawn Buzzard, Patricia Quinn, Emily Armstrong (Mentor), Shaun Richards, Sarah Copeland, Phil Bird, David Bevington, Surjit Uppal (Mentor), Emily Armstrong, Gail Hall, Christina Copperthwaite, Dario van Gammeren, Jocelyn B, carmen miles
Download Videos Only via web browser
Language English
Subjects Education
Tags Teaching

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