#Edchat 11-2–2010 – 18:00 CET 12 PM EST
Thank you to Scott Akerson @mra47 for this week’s summary. Blended learning is a popular topic on #edchat. A great edchatter and dedicated educator, Scott had managed to get to the heart of the topic and produced a wonderful summary for us. See Scott’s bio at the end of the post. Thank you Scott!
Blended learning can expand the course offerings of smaller schools.
Blended learning can help with some “away from school” issues like absenteeism, snow days, etc.
Blended learning will force change in teaching methodology
Does blended learning have to mean “at home”? Why not offer more options at schools?
What about access to the internet?
@madzia13 The movement towards 21st-century learning in education is actually inevitable, it is just the way society and businesses are moving. #edchat
@davidwees The biggest issue I’ve seen with it so far is that the gov’t is using it as a way of removing class size limits. #edchat
@shellterrell Blended options ensure that learning takes place beyond the classroom walls #Edchat
@RGriffithJR If we are trying to develop students who are always learning, blending becomes even more important #edchat
@ tomwhitby Online teaching may be lessexpnsive form of education
@ srdouggreeen Students who “fail” can keep going online until they make the grade. #edchat
@cybraryman Learning should take place not only in the classroom but on a global level. We have the tools so we should employ them #edchat
@ericjuli Successful blended learning requires a shift away from content as learning goal towards content as vehicle for learning skills. #edchat
@21stprincipal How can a school leader advocate global learning while insisting on traditional classrooms and learning? #edchat
@ericjuli Am all for blended model-but lots of clarity around purpose, outcomes, resources, feedback etc to be established #edchat
@gellesastar Blended learning is not about online learning per se. It’s about using technology to facilitate the blended learning. #edchat
@rgallwitz More clicks less bricks! #edchat
@azjd RT @tomwhitby: Not requiring students 2 B in school everyday from 7ish 2 3ish will nevr B accepted by R schedule-dependent culture. #Edchat
@tomwhitby worksheets online are still worksheets
@RGriffithJR The biggest attitude that needs to be changed is the attitude of disillusionment! No model will B a perfect fit for all,all the time #edchat
@21stprincipal: School leaders also need to learn how to use online learning tools. #edchat – agree! get them into the environment!
@weisburghm as we move more online, doesn’t the teacher become more of a coach, mentor, and facilitator than sage? #edchat
@cbell619: Most adults are bad at collaborating online; we need to explicitly develop this skill & can/should do this online w/kids #edchat
@ShellTerrell If every school had a team to solve access issue in their school then access wouldn’t be a problem #edchat
RT @comPOSITIONblog: @rgallwitz @web20classroom #edchat Money. If students are poverty-stricken, chances are food is more important than internet literacy
@bruno_cesar82: With blended teaching there are more roles in a class than just teacher – student #edchat
I would ask that the following question is added to the poll next week:
davencvps67 : blended learning continues to emerge in the K-20 space and needs to be embraced http://bit.ly/cIzFA7
amichetti: I doubt many educators read published research from US Dept of Ed, but this report on online learning is worth it http://j.mp/cMrmjD
rgallwitz: YouTube – Learning Without Limits – A TRECA Academy ( http://bit.ly/cA96LT ) Blended School
BarbaraOBrien: Students Still Reluctant to Try E-Textbooks #edchat #lrnchat @Chronicle of Higher Education http://t.co/YcYKUsz
amichetti: Also worth reading: http://j.mp/aU7384 #edchat #research #blendedlearning
amichetti: Meta-Analysis: Is Blended Learning Most Effective? — THE Journal http://bit.ly/beZMmE #edchat #article #blendedlearning #research
leahmacvie: @teacherdebra: We are trying this here at my school. http://bit.ly/bb6Nkl
cybraryman1: My Blended Learning page: http://bit.ly/altQDl #edchat
davencvps67: blended learning continues to emerge in the K-20 space http://bit.ly/cIzFA7
aenclade: @tomwhitby read this in the latimes: Getting an education in learning over the Internet http://tinyurl.com/35oduag
vmc_teachers: They are great ways also to expend the curriculum, using free online courses, such as @MIT ‘s Open Courseware http://bit.ly/aK7SFQ
vmc_teachers: And so many fantastic online resources are offered by and for the #homeschooling community http://bit.ly/dxfXuV
teacherdebra: There was an article yesterday about a schl in Ohio that is trying it out–no more snow days. #edchat http://bit.ly/biXE1x
msstewart: Dropping in quickly- I’m teaching a blended learning US #history class http://bit.ly/bD6VEf
smitha834: Flip-thinking is one shift I’m making to move toward blended learning. http://ow.ly/33fu8
edinaenglish: My blog about becoming a blended teacher. Last year, I taught three sections. Now I’m full-time blended. http://bit.ly/dtmD8L
rgallwitz: YouTube – Networked Student ( http://bit.ly/czlF4e ) Example of what I’m looking for!
vmc_teachers: Do you know the @global_nomads ? Great way to meet students from around the world using video-conferencing http://bit.ly/bNjig7
datruss: nlearning: See http://bit.ly/91ZUMi #BLC10 keynotes by Mitch Resnick, Michael Wesch and Rahaf Harfoush
neilstephenson: Exemplars of Google Docs in the classroom: for editing/research/collaboration http://bit.ly/cEtZZd
thecleversheep: Today’s podcast: If you have a PLN, you’re ‘Wired for Scenius Behaviour’. http://thecleversheep.libsyn.com
davidwees: @anotherschwab @cbell619 @comPOSITIONblog Way off topic, but here a pioneer at UBC in the unlecture : http://is.gd/gCHF5
jonbergmann: @vmc_teachers the “flipped” clsrm is a gr8 entry point for new blended learning tchrs #edchat http://learning4mastery.com/news.html
rpetersmauri: 15 Best Blogging Practices http://bit.ly/bDTx4D
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