Making a Success of Blended Learning

Thursday 25th June 2020

#UKEdChat session 509 – Blended learning means many different things to many different people. From bolting on a bit of technology, to not being a separate entity to what should be the norm in 21st century teaching. But at its basic level it is a complimenting of the face-to-face and distance learning which enhances MANY teaching methods, usually with a focus on technology tying everything together, and taking the maximum advantage offered by each setting, interaction and resource available.

During the Coronavirus pandemic, most teachers have embraced some level of blended learning by synergising (<apologies🤢) the best of analogue and digital. But will this trend continue when face-to-face teaching resumes en masse? Indeed, does simply doing what you did face-to-face now online represents an improvement, or should methods adapt to make the best use of, and even the opportunities of teaching through digital media?

In the #UKEdChat discussion on Thursday 25th June 2020 at 8pm (UK), and during our free UKEdChat After Hours Webinar at 9pm we discussed what blended learning means to you, what are the barriers and how to overcome them, and what are your favourite activities and resources.

🔼UKEdChat After Hours Webinar, featuring guests @rondelle10_b and @teacherchalky1, with @ICTmagic hosting. See more from David via his YouTube Channel. See more from Bukky via YouTube: Setting up distance learning in Alternative Provision and her Teaching… Leading… Coaching blog.

Questions

  1. What is your and definition understand of blended learning?
  2. Do you use blended learning in your teaching and what does it look like?
  3. What are the barriers to blended learning?
  4. Does blended learning further create a gap between the digital ‘haves and have nots’, and how might this be solved?
  5. What are the advantages of blended learning over ‘traditional’ methods?
  6. What are your favourite tools and activities for blended learning?
  7. How do you hope to develop blended learning in the future?
  8. What does blended learning look like in teacher development and training?

Click here to view the tweet archive.

Chat Participants:
@teacherchalky1
@EddieMConlon
@teaglo
@usmannasir93
@BrightlinkLearn
@gemlcampbell
@AllThingsMaths
@MrStewart92
@teach_geek1
@DirectorMaths
@digicoled

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Martin Burrett is the editor of our popular UKEdMagazine, along with curating resources in the ICTMagic section, and free resources for teachers on UKEd.Directory

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