What Is Blended Learning?
Blended learning, which combines face-to-face classroom instruction with supervised online activities, is one of the hottest topics in higher education today. Blended learning is here to stay. Learn how to take advantage of online technology to better your students’ learning experience and improve your instruction. Find out how you can fuse the best of traditional techniques and cutting-edge online technology.
Blended learning, which combines face-to-face classroom instruction with supervised online activities, is one of the hottest topics in higher education today.
Find out in this Magna 20-Minute Mentor program how you can fuse the best of traditional techniques and cutting-edge online technology.
This session is conducted by experienced and engaging professors, Ike Shibley, Ph.D., associate professor of chemistry at Penn State Berks, and Timothy Wilson. Ph.D., assistant professor at The University of Western Ontario. Join them as they explore the basics of blended course design.
You’ll learn how to:
- Use different delivery formats to enhance student learning
- Separate online and face-to-face learning goals, based on Bloom’s Taxonomy of Learning
- Employ online activities to improve face-to-face learning
- Create complementary face-to-face and online activities
Drawing on real-world experience and sound pedagogical principles, this professional development program will show you:
- How “flipping the classroom” for blended learning can give you more class time for interaction and higher-order learning activities
- How using online technology can help students prepare for class and demonstrate their growing mastery of course content
- How to structure class time to maximize student engagement
- How to address institutional issues with blended learning
Blended learning is here to stay.
Learn how to take advantage of online technology to better your students’ learning experience and improve your instruction.
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Ivan A. Shibley, Jr. (Ike), Ph.D., is associate professor of chemistry at Penn State Berks, a small four-year college within the Penn State system. He teaches introductory chemistry, general chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, philosophy of science courses, first-year bioethics seminar, and senior science seminar.
His research involves pedagogical approaches to improving science instruction at the college level. He has won both local and university-wide awards for his teaching including the 2009 Eisenhower Award presented to a tenured Penn State faculty member who exhibits excellent teaching as well as mentoring other teachers.
Ike has been teaching blended courses for almost a decade. He first became involved in blended design as part of an 18-month project to completely redesign the general chemistry course at Berks.
As part of a team of six professionals who invested over 1,000 man-hours in the redesign Ike helped provide the pedagogical and subject matter expertise to help guide the redesign.
The course has now been delivered in a blended format for seven years with an average GPA almost 25% higher than previous years. Every section of general chemistry taught at Penn State Berks now uses the same blended design.
Ike has co-authored several manuscript about the results. Ike has also redesigned a nutrition course that is offered in a blended as well as a fully online format.
He and a collaborator have blended upper-level biology courses on cell signalling, neurobiology, and developmental biology.
He presents his work on blended learning at numerous professional conferences and has become an ardent advocate of blended learning.
Timothy D. Wilson, PhD is an associate professor at the The University of Western Ontario (UWO) in the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry. In the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Tim is part of a teaching team of gross anatomists who provide anatomical training to allied health sciences students in Kinesiology, Physiotherapy, and Occupational Therapy in addition to the Medical and Dental students at the school.
Tim’s educational upbringing is a transdisciplinary one. It spans from Kinesiology (BSc -Waterloo) to mathematical modelling of exercise in the elderly (MSc UWO) to his PhD investigating the autonomic control of cerebral blood flow (UWO). His postdoctoral training at the University of Pittsburgh was in Neuroscience where the vestibulo-sympathetic influences on blood flow were studied. Throughout the entire process however, Tim was attracted to the lectern and was successful. Tim teaches gross anatomy to a variety of disciplines and has a winning track record with numerous citations of excellence in every year of his teaching career. He is recognized as a leader and a innovator in pedagogy. He has won both departmental and university level teaching awards and was even cited as one of his provinces’ best lecturers.
Tim’s incorporation of blended learning approaches commenced last year as he redesigned one of his courses during a total curriculum restructuring in the professional school of Dentistry. The initial responses were very positive and he has commenced “sustainable” changes towards blended learning in other basic science classes. Despite his youth with blended learning, Tim is a staunch supporter of educational scholarship and research surrounding new methods of knowledge transfer, learning, and cognition. He has published and presented internationally on the subject and his lab affably termed the CRIPT (Corps for Research of Instructional and Perceptual Technologies) is devoted to ‘de novo’ learning, its metrics, and the impacts on the learner and learner behaviours.
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