Components of E- Learning 101

E- Learning is Formal educational framework in which a student learns at least in part through digital learning, with some element of student control over time, place, path, or pace. Does not occur simply by adding a few online strategies to a traditional classroom. Requires an intentional and integrated approach. Joins the best aspects of both face to face and online instruction. Classroom time can be used to engage students in advanced interactive experiences. The digital portion provides students with multimedia-rich content at any time of day or anywhere the student has internet access.

Definition of Blending Learning

Blending Learning Definition in three parts...

In part through online learning. “Blended learning is any formal education program in which a student learns at least part through online learning, with some element of student control over time, place, path, and/or pace.”

In part in a supervised brick-and-mortar location. “the student learns at least in part in a supervised brick-and-mortar location away from home.”

An integrated learning experience. “the modalities along which student’s learning path within a course or subject are connected to provide an inn integrated learning experience.”

See the scenario.

Let’s use this definition in a hypothetical situation to see whether it is an example of blended learning.Tracy is a language arts teacher who has posted all of her lesson plans, assignments, and quizzes online so that students can access them at home, as well as at school. Tracy’s school recently implemented a one-to-one program in which each student has access to a personal computing device. To leverage the technology, Tracy has all of her students follow along on their devices during a guided reading exercise, during which the teacher and students examine a piece of text together. After a class discussion on the text, Tracy has the students switch over to Google Docs where they each write their own agreement or disagreement with the central argument of the text. During this time, Tracy roams the classroom making sure students are on task and answering any questions that arise.

Is Tracy using blended learning in her classroom?

Is the hypothetical situation an example of blended learning? Be sure to provide evidence to your answer.

Blended Learning Models

Station Rotation

Flex Model

Flipped Model

Lab Rotation

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Think of Ways Each Model would/could work in your classroom/work environment

Why use Blended Learning in Schools?

Hear what Students/Teachers say About It

Blending Learning and Time

In planning, decide how students should use learning time: Synchronous or Asynchronous.

Synchronous- online at the same time

Asynchronous- instructors post materials, lectures, assignments, and tests that can be completed in a specific time-frame.

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Synchronous vs Asynchronous Learning


Match these with the correct learning type.. Synchronous or Asynchronous

Use this image and the website listed to help you better understanding Synchronous and Asynchronous.

  • Padlet
  • Class Notebook
  • Penzu
  • Google Forms
    Synchronous and asynchronous
  • Google Docs
    Synchronous and asynchronous

Wiki Activity

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Classroom Management ( yes its important)




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