EC&I 834 - Designing for Online and Blended Learning

The Making of a Blended Learning Community for Primary Students

We assume that learners will want to come together, that they will be mutually supportive, and they will be driven to learn. But it is important to realize that communities, and particularly virtual learning communities, are not inherently good, desirable or ideal. – Shaping the Metaphor of Community in Online Learning Environments by Richard A. Schwier… Continue reading The Making of a Blended Learning Community for Primary Students

EC&I 834 - Designing for Online and Blended Learning

Setting a Purpose with #BookCreator

“…the aim here is not to provide a cast-iron categorization of educational media, but to provide a framework for teachers in deciding which tools and media are most likely to suit a particular teaching approach.” – Tony Bates  At times during the readings this week I found myself feeling like I didn’t completely agree with what… Continue reading Setting a Purpose with #BookCreator

EC&I 834 - Designing for Online and Blended Learning

Blended Learning in a Primary Classroom – Is it possible?

“…blended learning provides an opportunity for the gradual development of independent learning skills, as long as this is an intentional teaching strategy.” Tony Bates in Teaching in a Digital Age  Photo Credit: uneitzel Flickr via Compfight cc I think it is fair to say that we all know and understand that learning is a process.… Continue reading Blended Learning in a Primary Classroom – Is it possible?