Hybrid, or blended, courses have been found to be superior in student learning to both the traditional classroom and totally online courses. All face-to-face courses should and will be blended. Blended gives students a better learning experience. It gives you as teacher the ability to make better use of you valuable time.
With our certificate in blended instruction, you will find out the keys to developing a hybrid or blended course. Take away the essentials of creating an online classroom experience and online options for enhancing your in-person class meetings. Then explore the concept and practice of The Flipped Classroom and how to maximize your teacher time to maximize student learning.
Three one-month courses; Dr. John D. Meyer, Kassia Dellabough, PhD., William Draves, instructors
OPTIONAL, Become a Certified Blended Instructor (CBI). Just $204 extra. Teach, or have taught, a blended class twice. It can be the same course. Submit a two page report on your experience, get your online classroom critiqued, and have some of your students evaluate the class. The $699 fee includes all 3 courses, online classroom critique, two page report, student evaluations; plus your designation and award.
Advanced Teaching Online
Find out how to take classroom presentations, discussion and quizzes and put them online. Discover the wealth of online tools and activities to complement and enhance your classroom teaching and their learning. See an animation, drop-and-drop exercise, and other online tools. Learn how to convert your in-person presentations into online presentations.
Your instructor’s best selling book, Advanced Teaching Online, now in its Fourth Edition, is included.
Developing Hybrid Courses
Whether developing a new or modifying an existing class, this four-week session will help you puzzle out how to take advantage of the best of both worlds. Use the strength of the face-to-face engagement and the power of the Internet to deliver great content, reach broader audiences and support different learning styles. The hybrid or blended classroom encourages students to learn at their own pace while also building on the unique exchanges that can happen in both the face-to-face class and online.
The Flipped Classroom
The flipped classroom concept changes routine, boring education, into a vibrant exchange of ideas and group learning that makes for a fascinating and memorable experience. In this course we will explore what defines a flipped classroom, why it is important, the advantages, how to implement, and some examples of how others have benefited from this process.
About online learning
Online learning is a fun, enjoyable and very productive way to learn. Millions of people are learning online each year. You will engage with the instructor and other participants. You will get to know your instructor and other participants. You may make friends. It’s easy. It’s fun.
How the Course Works
It is easy to participate in your online course. After you register, you will be given a web address to go to get into your online classroom. You will have a password and use your email address and password to gain access.
Once inside the online classroom, here’s what you can expect.
Participate when you want
You can participate any time of day or evening. The online classroom is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
There are no live real-time requirements or meetings. You decide when you participate.
For the best learning, participants should log into the course on 2-3 different days of the week.
What you will do
For each Unit, you will:
For best learning, you should make one or more comments at 2-3 different times each day, since it is a week long course.
The content (readings, audio lectures, slides) and self quizzes are accessible for the entire course, so you can work ahead, or go back and review again, at your convenience.
The Discussion for each Unit lasts one week. All comments are made in writing and can be made at any time of the day or night.
Your instructor will log into the Discussion area at least once a day and answer questions, make comments, and respond to comments by you and the other participants.
We encourage you to make 2-3 comments each day to maximize your learning and enjoyment of the course.
It’s easy. It’s fun.