Blended Learning Resources


        
 
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 What is Blended Learning?
   
Author(s):   AlphaPlus
Published:   2018
Funder:   Employment Ontario
   
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This webinar describes blended learning in literacy and basic skills.


   
File(s):  PDF document AlphaPlusBlendedLearningWebinarReferencesandReadings.pdf
URL:  https://alphaplus.ca/event/what-is-blended-learning/
   
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 Position Paper on Blended Learning in Adult Education
   
Author(s):   AlphaPlus
Published:   2019
Funder:   Employment Ontario
   
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AlphaPlus supports literacy workers to use blended learning approaches through our technology coaching services, face-to-face and online training, and tech support. This position paper describes our understanding of blended learning, its benefits and how adult basic education programs can be (re)conceptualized using a blended learning approach to best support learner success.






The full report is available in American Sign Language: 




   
File(s):  PDF document AlphaPlus Blended Learning Position Paper (Ver 1.2c Apr 15-19).pdf
URL:  https://alphaplus.ca/download/position-paper-on-blended-learning-in-adult-education/
   
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 Blended Learning: Integrating the Four Cs Into Literacy and Basic Skills
   
Author(s):   AlphaPlus
Published:   2019
Funder:   Employment Ontario
   
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Blended learning is an approach where educators leverage technology and digital access for learners to create, communicate, collaborate and apply critical thinking skills to construct knowledge in our connected world. The Four Cs — collaborative, communicative, creative and critical — are concepts that help educators make decisions about the ways they blend online and offline activities and integrate technology to support literacy, language and numeracy development. 

This infographic provides an overview of the four Cs of blended learning.


   
File(s):  PDF document Blended Learning-E (1).pdf
URL:  https://alphaplus.ca/resources/blended-learning-and-the-four-cs-in-lbs/
   
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 Resources for Online and Offline Learning
   
Author(s):   AlphaPlus
Published:   December 2020
Funder:   Unknown
   
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A curated collection of shareable, free and high-quality learning materials that adult literacy educators can use to enhance their personal and program collections. We looked for materials that could be copied, printed or posted in online and offline environments. This means you can add materials to a website, or a learning management platform, attach them to an email or share them with learners in Google Drive. They can also be printed. In addition, some materials are templates or permit adaptations, allowing you to build and modify materials for your own use. Copyright information and Creative Commons licensing details are included for all materials.

The collection is divided into five sections for learners working at OALCF Levels 1 and 2:

  1. Reading texts
  2. Practice tasks and writing
  3. Numeracy and mathematics 
  4. Professional learning and how-to guides
  5. Creating, modifying and analyzing your own materials

Download a PDF version below or click here to open the collection in your Google Drive.


   
File(s):  PDF document Resources for Online and Offline Learning (Ver 1.0 Dec 04-20).pdf
URL:  https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1JH0jvAYbrd4qmgG0S_oh9IMXq3wWsWop2BvDiguy15o/edit
   
Linked to:   OALCF



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 Winning Strategies for Setting Up a Blended Training Program
   
Author(s):   Nicole Bombardier, Hussein Liban, Johanne McCarthy, Rachel Anne Normand and with writing support from Carrefour de formation pour adultes (COFA)
Published:   March 2021
Funder:   Employment Ontario
   
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Three people working at a computer.This resource combines a self-assessment and checklists with recommendations for setting up blended learning in your LBS program in partnership with Ontario’s e-Channel providers. It covers a variety of subjects, including assessing learner readiness, technology, other equipment needed, required skills, strategies for learner support, ideas to increase learner commitment and more.


   
File(s):  PDF document Winning_Strategies_blended_Training_Program.pdf
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 Curriculum Outline to Support Blended Learning
   
Author(s):   Robyn Cook-Ritchie, Contact North
Published:   March 2022
Funder:   Employment Ontario
   
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This curriculum outline provides a checklist of learner proficiencies, technology needs, and practitioner proficiencies that should be in place prior to LBS learners accessing e-Channel courses through a blended learning process.

 The curriculum outline is divided into four sections:

  • Section 1: Learning Readiness
  • Section 2: Access to Technology
  • Section 3: Learner Digital Skills
  • Section 4: Practitioner Readiness

   
File(s):  PDF document Curriculum Outline to Support Blended Learning March 2022.pdf
URL:  https://e-channel.ca/sites/default/files/inline-pdfs/Curriculum%20Outline%20to%20Support%20Blended%20Learning%20March%202022.pdf
   
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 Ten Facts You Need to Know About Blended Learning
   
Author(s):   Contact North / TeachOnline.Ca
Published:   March 2018
Funder:   Unknown
   
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This helpful article overviews ten key factors in successfully implementing and delivering blended learning. It shares trends, tips, effective practices and links to additional tools and resources.


   
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URL:  https://teachonline.ca/tools-trends/ten-facts-you-need-know-about-blended-learning
   
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Resource:
 The What, Why, Who, and How of Blended Learning for Adult Basic Skills Learners
   
Author(s):   David J. Rosen and Jen Vanek, New Readers Press, ProLiteracy’s Publishing Division
Published:   April 2020
Funder:   New Readers Press
   
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This comprehensive guide is for educators who provide adult basic skills training and who are hoping to initiate or improve blended learning for their students.

Topics covered in this practical and informative guide include:

  • What is blended learning?
  • Why use a blended learning approach?
  • Getting started
  • What does blended learning look like?
  • What online resources work well with blended learning?
  • What are some common challenges in implementing blended learning?

   
File(s):  PDF document ProLiteracy_BlendedLearningGuide_2020-11.pdf
URL:  https://www.newreaderspress.com/site/Additional%20Resources/ProLiteracy_BlendedLearningGuide_2020-11.pdf
   
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Resource:
 Blended Learning Universe
   
Author(s):   The Blended Learning Universe, supported by the Clayton Christensen Institute
Published:   2022
Funder:   The Blended Learning Universe
   
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The Blended Learning Universe is a comprehensive online hub packed with blended-learning resources for educators.

This informative website includes information and resources on:

  • What is blended learning?
  • Blended learning models
  • Why blended learning matters
  • Designing blended learning
  • Research
  • A blog with stories on blended learning in action

   
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URL:  http://www.blendedlearning.org/basics/
   
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 Types of Blended Learning Models
   
Author(s):   TCI
Published:   April 2021
Funder:   TCI
   
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This article overviews the importance of blended learning in teaching and engaging students in meaningful ways. The following topics are covered:

  • What Is a Blended Learning Model?
  • What Are the Characteristics of Blended Learning Models?
  • Important Aspects of Blended Learning
  • Types of Blended Learning Models

   
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URL:  https://www.teachtci.com/blog/types-of-blended-learning-models/
   
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