Blended Learning Resources


        
 
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 27 Tips to Set Up a Blended Learning Classroom
   
Author(s):   Legends of Learning
Published:   March 2012
Funder:   Unknown
   
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This article shares 27 practical tips to create or strengthen blended learning practices. The tips are divided into three areas:

  • Planning tips (for example, roles, goals, and outcomes)
  • Implementation tips (for example, technology, learning culture and setting expectations)
  • Improvement tips (evaluation and content review) 

   
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URL:  https://www.legendsoflearning.com/blog/27-tips-blended-learning/
   
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 5 Benefits of the Blended Learning Approach
   
Author(s):   Talent LMS, Christina Pavlou
Published:   December 2020
Funder:   Talent LMS
   
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This article overviews the benefits and trends of blended learning in five key area impacting learners. These include increasing learner engagement; addressing different learning styles; tracking learner progress; gathering helpful feedback; and making learning fun.


   
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URL:  https://www.talentlms.com/blog/5-reasons-why-blended-learning-works/
   
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 What are the Challenges of Implementing Blended Learning in Adult Education?
   
Author(s):   ProLiteracy, Jessica Gilmour
Published:   February 2020
Funder:   ProLiteracy
   
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ProLiteracy is a national network supporting adult literacy programming in the USA. In this blog post, ProLiteracy shares some of the results of a national survey of adult literacy providers regarding their use of blended learning. Over 500 people responded to this survey.

Results shared in this blog post focus on the challenges and barriers faced in implementing blended learning in adult education programs.


   
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URL:  https://www.proliteracy.org/Blogs/Article/505/What-are-the-Challenges-of-Implementing-Blended-Learning-in-Adult-Education
   
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 How to Use Zoom in the New (Blended) Normal: Models for Student Inclusion and Engagement
   
Author(s):   Dr. Ron Owston, Contact Nord / TeachOnline.Ca
Published:   June 2021
Funder:   Unknown
   
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In this recorded webinar the presenter overviews seven potential models for delivering blended learning on ZOOM. The presenter discusses the challenges of implementing each model and the strategies that can help. The presenter also shares various tools to enhance the learning experience on ZOOM and ways to facilitate student inclusion and engagement. While the models, challenges and strategies shared are designed for the ZOOM platform, many of the ideas and tips are relevant to most other online learning platforms as well.


   
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URL:  https://teachonline.ca/webinar/how-use-zoom-new-blended-normal-models-student-inclusion-and-engagement
   
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 The International Association for Blended Learning
   
Author(s):   The International Association for Blended Learning
Published:   Ongoing
Funder:   The International Association for Blended Learning
   
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The mission of the International Association for Blended Learning (IABL) is to promote excellence in teaching, training, and research in blended learning. To support this mission, the IABL has created this informative website full of information related to blended learning. Their website is updated regularly and includes the following topic areas: recorded webinars, news, videos, resources, presentations and more.


   
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URL:  https://iabl.org/
   
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 Blended Learning for the Adult Education Classroom
   
Author(s):   David J. Rosen and Carmine Stewart for Essential Education
Published:   2015
Funder:   Essential Education
   
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This guide to blended learning is intended for teachers and administrators of adult basic education. It is designed to help educators understand how blended learning can enhance learning in their adult education programs. This guide offers as a step-by-step road map for efficiently implementing or augmenting a blended learning.

Topics covered include:

  • How blended learning can support adult learners
  • What does blended learning in adult basic education look like?
  • How to use blended learning with your students
  • Choosing an online platform that fits your needs
  • Teaching tools
  • Assessment

   
File(s):  PDF document blended-learning-teachers-guide-web.pdf
URL:  https://lincs.ed.gov/professional-development/resource-collections/profile-818
   
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 How Do Practitioners Use Blended Learning in Adult Literacy, Numeracy, and Language Education Settings?
   
Author(s):   ProLiteracy, Jessica Gilmour
Published:   January 2020
Funder:   ProLiteracy
   
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ProLiteracy is a national network supporting adult literacy programming in the USA. In this blog post, ProLiteracy shares some of the results of a national survey of adult literacy providers regarding their use of blended learning. Over 500 people responded to this survey.

Results shared in this blog post include the following:

  • How blended learning is used in adult education programs
  • Rates of implementation
  • Digital tools used to support blended learning
  • Instructional technologies used
  • Percentage of class time spent on blended learning
  • Expectations surrounded the use of technology outside of the classroom

   
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URL:  https://www.proliteracy.org/Blogs/Article/500/How-Do-Practitioners-Use-Blended-Learning-in-Adult-Literacy-Numeracy-and-Langua
   
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 IDEAL Distance Education and Blended Learning Handbook, 8th Edition
   
Author(s):   EdTech Center @ World Education, Jen Vanek, Destiny Simpson, Jamie Harris, & Jeff Goumas
Published:   August 2022
Funder:   EdTech Center @ World Education
   
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The content in this updated edition of the IDEAL Distance Education and Blended Learning Handbook shares strategies and resources to help programs implement blended learning.

Information shared included the following topics:

  • Setting the Stage for Blended Learning
  • Student Recruitment
  • Assessing Readiness
  • Orientation
  • Instruction
  • Tips for Teachers
  • Assessment

   
File(s):  PDF document _ideal_dl_handbook.pdf
URL:  https://edtechbooks.org/ideal_dl_handbook
   
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 Planning Blended Learning Lessons for Adult Education – Templates and Tools for Student Success
   
Author(s):   New Readers Press, ProLiteracy, Susan Roberts SCR Consulting
Published:   March 2021
Funder:   New Readers Press
   
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This practical webinar is designed to share tips and strategies for what to include in blended learning environments. Resources for recruiting and engaging adult students and a toolkit for creating a student-friendly blended classroom are shared. As well, strategies for implementing blended learning programming in one-to-one, small group and larger classroom environments are discussed.


   
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URL:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSHMNBFl7E8
   
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 How to Get Started with Blended Learning
   
Author(s):   ProLiteracy, David J. Rosen
Published:   November 2017
Funder:   ProLiteracy
   
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This blog post discusses the first steps to getting started with blended learning and also provides links to resources that will help you implement or improve your use of blended learning. The article asks seven key questions to help you assess your goals, technology needs and readiness to implement blended learning in your adult literacy program.

This article also links to a free downloadable guide that more fully supports adult literacy educators to explore blended learning.


   
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URL:  https://www.proliteracy.org/Blogs/Article/287
   
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