TEDEd has introduced features that allow you to create customized online "lessons" with embedded questions and discussion features. TEDEd has been developing a library of free, short (usually 5-20 minutes), pithy videos on a wide range of academic topics, many of which are very suitable for college classrooms. Once you have created a TED account, [...]
OLD Blended Learning in the Liberal Arts
Just a quick reminder of OLI's upcoming free summer webinars: Tuesday July 17, 4:00 ET/1:00 PT -- “Introduction” designed for first-time users and covers the technical aspects of setting up a class and using the gradebook. They will also answer any technical questions you have about getting started. Wednesday July 18, 1:00 ET/10:00 PT -- [...]
Bryn Mawr college is offering stipends to instructors at partner institutions who are interested in developing and teaching one or more blended learning courses as part of this grant. In order to receive a stipend, you must be willing and able to: Fill out this form by July 1, 2012. Design and teach a blended [...]
Check out Lisa Spiro's recent post, which describes Bryn Mawr's blended learning initiatives funded by the NGLC grant.
The New York Times summarizes latest findings here. It occurs to me that our blended learning experiments have suggested ways that computer-based tutorials and quizzes might help to address some of the issues the article discusses. These tutorials give students (and instructors) immediate feedback on students' work. With enough problems or questions, they can also [...]