May 13, 2014 Meeting Notes

What is “blended learning?  Blended learning is a formal education program in which a student learns at least in part through online delivery of content and instruction with some element of student control over time, place, path, or pace.  While still attending a “brick-and-mortar” school structure, face-to-face classroom methods are combined with computer-mediated activities.  Blended learning is an effort in integrating live classroom activities including face-to-face instructions along with online learning and instructions so as to reap the maximum benefits by utilizing the best elements of all through effective planning by an ideal facilitator.

Below are some brief resources, some of which you may choose to review in advance of the session, which will be an informal roundtable conversation...


Integration of Online, Hybrid, and Collaborative Learning (from the Horizon Report)
http://www.med.unc.edu/uploads/bvkhu.2014horizo.pdf

Blended Learning: College Classrooms of the Future (from the Huffington Post)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/uloop/blended-learning-college-_b_3598718.html

Is Blended Learning the Best of Both Worlds? (from Online Learning Insights)
http://onlinelearninginsights.wordpress.com/2013/01/17/is-blended-learning-the-best-of-both-worlds/

Blended Learning Is a Disruptive Innovation in Education That Can Take Many Forms (from Blended Learning Infographic)
http://www.knewton.com/blended-learning/

The Basics of Blended Learning (from Youtube)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xMqJmMcME0