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A New Pedagogy is Emerging…and Online Learning is Key Contributing Factor

From the following resource:

In the ‘flipped’ classroom, the professor may record a lecture and/or provide access to videos, readings, learning objects, quizzes, and other resources which students work through prior to coming to class. Classroom time is spent on interaction between students and instructor, whether through discussion, problem-solving, practical exercises, or lab work.  In some cases, the materials are designed to be used after class for review and assignments.

Successful blended teaching and learning require a focus on what may best be done on campus, such as face-to-face interaction between students and instructors, and what may best be done online, such as providing flexibility and wide access to resources and experts. This requires a re-thinking of classroom layouts as more interaction takes place, involving the students, instructors, and outside experts who participate in-person or virtually. Teaching models for both classroom and online delivery need to be re-considered and re-calibrated in response to new technological capacities.


Course Design Rubrics

And one additional resource for consideration:

Emory College Online 2014 Syllabus

Digital Learning Environments from A to Z 

“Blended to Online to MOOCs”

Monday, July 21 – Introducing Blended, Hybrid and Flipped Classrooms
Morning Session

Afternoon Session

Tuesday, July 22 –  Navigating the Online Learning Environment
Morning Session

  • Changes + preview of the week
  • Blended learning exercise follow-up

  • VoiceThread

    • Overview of functionality

    • Using VT in the classroom

    • VT Makeover webinar Wednesday during lunch

  • Screencast-o-matic and Zaption overview

  • Break

Afternoon Session

  • Hands-on session with online teaching and connectivity tools
  • Participate in a  VT session: Can an online course be ‘humanized’ why or why not?

Wednesday, July 23 – Surveying the field of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)
Morning Session

  • Emory and MOOCs
    • Goal for Emory
    • Discussing advertisement vs. education vs. outreach with Judy Raggi-Moore
  • Success in MOOCs – Coursera experiences
    • Emory’s Coursera Experience with Lee Clontz
    • Copyright and Creative Commons issues with Melanie Kowalski

Afternoon Session

Additional Resources
Distributed Open Collaborative Course (DOCCs)
Online Learning Insights: My Open Learning, xMOOCs
MOOCs, Workplace Learning and “Heutagogy”
MOOC timeline

Homework: Preparing project for Thursday

Thursday, July 24 – Building your Fall 2014 Course Roadmap

  • Activity: Differentiating the various digital learning environments
  • Consultative Time
  • Learning Outcomes
  • Active learning & assessment
  • Building your own framework

Friday, July 25 – Presentations and Discussion