Roger Handyside: Blended Learning Units for pre-University courses
Here is my proposal for a project for this MOOC
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11 January 2013
Context: Converting existing traditional F2F school A level teaching with blended learning units (16-19). Geography and biology. Collaborating with staff in EDB research project. Some resistance to changing practice. Diverse range of students, classes of 15 - 25. High stakes exam, teachers & students wary of change that might divert attention from outcomes.
Change: Active use of the school VLE (Moodle 2.3) students engaged with independent work, including collaborative and individual work. Students given opportunities for guided further study. Transition to HE eased by less ‘spoon feeding’, more independent work and student self confidence.
Approach: Moodle 2.3 is the school VLE, technical support, though ICT heavily filtered. Aim is to create scaffolded constructivist opportunities using Moodle tools. Creation of learning sequences (ped. patterns) represented by Compendium/LSDE for sharing with other teachers. Blended learning model using best of F2F and online opportunities. Consideration of Community of Inquiry, cognitive load and examples of relevant good practice from HE.