This resource consists of:
- A Recommendations document developed by the Options for Blended Learning team designed to inform blended learning at OTEN. The recommendations highlight key areas such as Learning Design, Student Support. Teacher/Developer Support, Technology and Business Processes and identify specific strategies to streamline/improve/mainstream blended learning at OTEN. This document is then being used to feed into management planning so that consideration of blended learning becomes a seamless part of our core business.
- A comprehensive list of reading/research across the flexible learning spectrum, both national and international.
- A poster we designed for use at the end of year LearnScope showcase which entertainingly and accurately sums up our project's peregrinations.
Recommendations to inform blended learning at OTEN:
|Learning Design at OTEN
- Involve all stakeholders when planning learning materials projects
- Understand student cohort when considering existing and new learning products
- Create pathways and options for students to accommodate different learning styles
- Consider communication and collaboration needs of students in context of 200:1 student teacher ratio
Project team and eLearning Unit
|Supporting students to understand learning options
- Assist students to make an informed choice re what and how they will study
- Ensure student can use technologies.
- Build student communities
Project team and teacher
|Support teachers and developers (on and off-site)
- Awareness raising eg regular sessions
- Showcasing innovative projects and approaches
- Acknowledging good practice
- Inform staff of current learning design trends and developments.
Employee learning/eLearning Unit and other staff
Employee learning; RDDS and OLP managers
- Consider current and new technologies and their application to business needs.
|Changes to business processes
- Review CAPP process and resources allocated especially at project design phase
- Encourage and support use of third party materials (eg TAFE Connect, AESHARNET, TAFE Frontiers, Toolboxes)
|Educational Planning/ eLearning/ RDDS and OLP management|
ANTA funded Blended Learning Project – Laurie Field:
“Flexibility through online learning: at a glance” Adelaide: NCVER, 2002
http://www.ncver.edu.au/publications/885.html (also available in the library)
Guthrie, Hugh “Online learning: research readings” Adelaide: NCVER, 2003
Cashion, Joan & Palmieri, Phoebe “The secret is the teacher: the learner’s view of online learning” Adelaide: NCVER, 2002
http://www.ncver.edu.au/publications/906.html (also available in the library)
One size doesn’t fit all: pedagogy in the online environment
Executive summary http://www.ncver.edu.au/research/proj/nr0F05e.htm?PHPSESSID=88e18d87cb0cacc41740cfe494a2298d
Volume 1 http://www.ncver.edu.au/publications/965.html
Volume 2 http://www.ncver.edu.au/publications/958.html
“Emerging futures: innovation in teaching and learning in VET” by John Mitchell & Associates
“Out of sight, but not out of mind! Reality of change in the daily working lives of VET practitioners” by Roger Harris & Michele Simons, Centre for Research in Education, Equity and Work, University of South Australia. Paper given at the sixth Australian VET Research Association (AVETRA) conference: ‘The changing face of VET’, Sydney, 9 – 11 April 2003
“Virtually face-to-face: changes in the meaning of ‘online learning’” by Joan Cashion & Phoebe Palmieri. Paper given at the sixth Australian VET Research Association (AVETRA) conference: ‘The changing face of VET’, Sydney, 9 – 11 April 2003
Two articles on the Open University, UK and their blended learning approach:
E-learning at the Open University
“Lessons from the Open University: low-tech learning often works best” by John Daniels
Blended learning in the corporate setting:
“Blended works: here’s proof” Trainingmag.com (online magazine)
“Thomson Job Impact Study Confirms Blended Learning Yields Up to 163 Percent Increase in On-the-Job Performance” elearningmag (online magazine)