Archive for October, 2010

6 VIPs on your Blended Learning Team

Rumor has it that you might be teaching a blended or hybrid learning class sometime soon. Maybe you already are doing it now. Feel like you’re on an island? Stop that! No instructor is an island.  When you are teaching a blended or hybrid learning class, surround yourself with a team of VIPs. Regardless of […]

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Layers of Assessment: Module tests added to HealthCenter21.com

In any type of structured learning, smart instructors and instructional designers build in frequent assessments to make sure the students really are getting it. And instructors chunk learning and assessments to verify that their students fully understand the smaller pieces of content. HealthCenter21.com provides layers of content and assessments. Each lesson is made up of […]

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Building Time Management Skills with a Penn State module

How well do your students manage their time? How well do YOU manage your time? Teaching students in a blended or hybrid learning situation requires that both you and your students work on time management skills. Self-pacing is an essential skill for the instructor and the student. Students must meet their smaller deadlines- the whole […]

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Can self-paced, open-enrollment courses deliver?

A recent article in The Chronicle of Higher Education explores the controversy around the spreading use of open-enrollment courses at post-secondary institutions. Online open-enrollment online courses are allowing students to set their own schedule – and pace. What do you think? Does open-enrollment take self-paced learning too far? Proponents say self-paced, open-enrollment courses are better […]

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