Jul 23, 2010 10:02:28 AM - IDL 25: IS BLENDED LEARNING BETTER? 00:44 - Peggy George
Welcome Shanna :-)
03:04 - Marlene
03:25 - Peggy George
it has been very frequently cited so it is great to hear this analysis :-)
03:58 - Allison Rossett
Hi, Allison Rossett in San Diego
04:10 - Marlene
04:35 - Peggy George
06:02 - Robert
07:15 - Robert
07:22 - Peggy George
thanks for those links
08:34 - Allison Rossett
more instructional support, more guidance, all good, but not likely when IHEs look to technology to save money
10:24 - Allison Rossett
I think universities have infrastructure that supports teaching. Teaching. Instructor to students. Not typically about materials, guidance systems, independent learning support. What those IHE programs do is ADD to what is already done, not supplant current approaches
11:23 - Allison Rossett
why not smart phones? Most have them.
12:48 - Peggy George
I think mobile phones are beginning to change that access dilemma and can also be used to tether computers for internet access
13:26 - Allison Rossett
not necessarily the whole class, but guidance, directions, podcasts
13:39 - Peggy George
all of the course content doesn't have to be delivered on the smart phone
14:24 - Allison Rossett
14:48 - Peggy George
thanks Allison! I'm definitely a supporter of blended learning!
15:38 - Allison Rossett
what makes blended so interesting is the combo, the extension beyond the classroom, the nudge of ideas and habits into work and life
17:46 - Allison Rossett
but wouldn't they be the MOST motivated and thoughtful?
18:20 - Peggy George
an online course needs to be much more than just delivering content online- that would be no better than the old "correspondence courses" where you read the book, answered the questions at the end of chapter and submitted them for a grade
18:43 - Amarjit Kaur
Hello I am Amarjit Kaur from Bergen Community College, NJ. i I train faculty to prepare online/hybrid coourse.
18:56 - Robert
18:59 - Peggy George
hi Amarjit Kaur-welcome!
21:40 - Allison Rossett
21:49 - Peggy George
I don't think we need to be able to say it's for everyone--we need alternatives for different situations, learning styles, access, etc. and students need to select the approach that is best for them
22:22 - Amarjit Kaur
I am interested in your thouhgts about testing online ... I get asked this question many time about the cheatability factor.
22:39 - Marlene
Yes, "effortful" is key.
23:39 - Allison Rossett
Let's talk about university/college procedures for course approval. Should online courses be required to prove themselves MORE than campus courses, to fill out more forms and answer more questions?
23:55 - Peggy George
great question Allison :-)
24:52 - Instructinal designing live
It seems to me that your main focus on only one segment of the community college population and are not considering adults who for whatever reason never went to college or never finished a degree and are there looking for cost effectiveness and convenience.
26:08 - Instructinal designing live
Sorry -- "Me" is Janet Joyce. I am a training specialist for a mid-sized police dept in Virginia and am working to help officer get their college degree.
28:24 - Hilla Ifrach
Hello, I am Hilla Ifrach, Grants Administrator at CCRC. I also finished the Higher Ed program at TC so interested in online learning.
29:00 - Peggy George
29:54 - Allison Rossett
Better is what? Better is access and outcomes and engagement. Question is how. Different strategies are necessary to accomplish that for different students, different content, different purposes. Online is different for GE v intro to programming v business ethics v nurse interns.
30:40 - Instructinal designing live
Absolutely! And for some students, better is get in and get done as quickly and possibly as cheaply as possible.
30:43 - Allison Rossett
Make waves with faculty. Isn't that the job of the instructional design professional who works at a university?
30:43 - Peggy George
great summation Allison :-)
31:11 - Peggy George
thank you Shanna! you've given us lots to think about
31:26 - Keith Lynip
31:30 - Marlene
Really appreciated listening to these comments, Shanna.
31:36 - Allison Rossett
31:38 - trina johnson
Thank you Shanna!
31:43 - Peggy George
looking forward to hearing from Joni next week :-)
31:50 - Diana RS, UM COT
31:59 - Candi Merrill
Good show Robert. Thank you Shanna.
31:59 - Hilla Ifrach
sorry I got into the discussion so late, thx!
32:00 - Peggy George
bye everyone-have a great weekend
32:21 - Robert
33:08 - Sarah Prescott Phillips
Thank you, Shanna!
34:31 - Jason Neiffer