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Blending Learning Activities

Which works best Online?
Which works best Face to Face?

Rebecca Keith

Rebecca Keith - Assistant Professor, School of Diagnostic Imaging

  1. Begin with one of your typical course objectives.
  2. Next, think about what learning activity you would use in a traditional course to achieve the objective.
  3. Try to imagine if this specific learning activity would work better online or face to face. Why?
  4. Turn it into a blended learning activity!

Worksheets

Sample Learning Activity Face to Face/Online
Continuum

Lecture

More feasible/worthwhile face to face <----------------------------> More feasible/worthwhile online

Discussion of Reading Assignments

More feasible/worthwhile face to face <----------------------------> More feasible/worthwhile online

Assignment details

More feasible/worthwhile face to face <----------------------------> More feasible/worthwhile online

Exercises

More feasible/worthwhile face to face <----------------------------> More feasible/worthwhile online

Drill & Practice

More feasible/worthwhile face to face <----------------------------> More feasible/worthwhile online

Lab Demonstration

More feasible/worthwhile face to face <----------------------------> More feasible/worthwhile online

Q & A

More feasible/worthwhile face to face <----------------------------> More feasible/worthwhile online

Difficult Concepts

More feasible/worthwhile face to face <----------------------------> More feasible/worthwhile online

Invention / Brainstorming

More feasible/worthwhile face to face <----------------------------> More feasible/worthwhile online

Debates

More feasible/worthwhile face to face <----------------------------> More feasible/worthwhile online

Student Presentations

More feasible/worthwhile face to face <----------------------------> More feasible/worthwhile online

Guest Speaker

More feasible/worthwhile face to face <----------------------------> More feasible/worthwhile online

Problem Solving

More feasible/worthwhile face to face <----------------------------> More feasible/worthwhile online

Group work

More feasible/worthwhile face to face <----------------------------> More feasible/worthwhile online

Peer Review

More feasible/worthwhile face to face <----------------------------> More feasible/worthwhile online

Assessments

More feasible/worthwhile face to face <----------------------------> More feasible/worthwhile online

Adapted from a similar worksheet by Denise T. Ogden, Ph.D. Penn State University - Lehigh Valley http://www.lv.psu.edu/dto2/