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Blended learning combines the best of f2f and online learning

The blended learning model combines the best of f2f and online learning, and will rise in popularity in the next 3-5 years.

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Submitted by 1 year ago

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  1. Please explain the blended model (f2f part) when you are working in a global scale MOOC. Is it the Dr. Chuck (Chuck Severance) way of visiting Starbucks all over the world and giving walk-inn f2f sessions there? Or is it something else...

    1 year ago
  2. If we turned this around and said blended learning combines the worst of F2F & online learning would your answer be different?

    1 year ago
  3. I submit that we are quickly moving toward an environment where ALL f2f instruction could be defined as blended learning. There will eventually not be a distinction between f2f, blended, and online only. We will simply have blended and online offerings.

    1 year ago
  4. IF HAVE TWO TOOLBOXES FULL OF TOOLS! WHY NOT USE BOTH OF THEM?!

    1 year ago
  5. I cannot agree because it is a bold statement without substantiation. Why this expectation? Why this timescale? Perhaps it could be true when the MOOC hype continues and people will find out that blended is a better option?

    1 year ago
  6. Blended learning has been around for a long time. Why is there suddenly a lot of talk about it, now that MOOCs are here? Is it because MOOCs are meant to help replace parts of the online aspect of the blending (e.g. using the San Jose State model where on-campus faculty use lectures from a MOOC to support their courses?). Because let me tell you, online lectures are not the only or main aspect of blending... and the best aspects of blending I have experienced have nothing to do with MOOCs.

    1 year ago
  7. "Blended" in this context seems ambiguous. In many cases it infers some class sessions occur F2F and some online (e.g. two long weekend in residence and the rest at home online). The primary alternate inference is akin to "flipping the classroom" - giving material online (e.g. by video lecture) prior to the class meeting time and reserving the weekly/daily F2F classroom time for interactive collaborations. Consequently, it's difficult for me to answer this item.

    1 year ago
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    I disagreed, but I think there is a great deal of nuance to the actual answer. Blended allows an opportunity for the faculty member to provide a number of different ways to experience the same material and provide the student some flexibility to choose which might work best for them. But at the end, blended doesn't inherently combine the best of the other two modes. It just allows them to be combined. You can still combine the worst parts of online and face-to-face and call it blended.

    1 year ago

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