Six ways to develop a rich blended learning with your students:
Allowing student’s the ability to gain access to their module content gives the students a deeper understanding of their subject knowledge. Learning materials such as PowerPoint’s, session plans and handout’s can be placed on WOLF and PebblePad, giving the student full accessibility 24/7, at the University or at home.
Feedback is a vital part of a student’s development and allowing regular opportunities to engage with them in feedback will greatly improve a student’s experience. Formative online task’s allows you to understand a student’s learning over a period of time and can be placed outside of the classroom, giving the lecturer more time to focus on the core concepts of the module.
Engaging and interacting with a classroom full of student’s is an excellent method of keeping students focused and interested with the content you’re presenting. Using anything from interactive whiteboards to post-it notes will help further develop a students understanding of the content.
Collaborative learning can extend out of the classroom. Using collaborative task’s in WOLF and in PebblePad, students can manage their learning, while giving and supporting their peers. Collaborative tasks can help students discuss area’s they might have misunderstood or help the lecturer be aware of areas that may need to be re-examined.
Personal Development Planning (PDP) allows students to develop and collect evidence on achievements to enhance their employability portfolio. Developing these area's online (ePDP) can allow lecturers to monitor and give feedback on a student’s achievements and goals, helping them to be more successful within employment market.
Electronic submission allows students to submit anywhere and at anytime (before a deadline.) The student will also obtain their electronic feedback in a similar method, giving them the same accessibility rights as when they submitted their work.