Engaging learners in a blended learning environment
Half-day workshop | $165 + gst
About the workshop
"There is plenty to gain from blended learning in tertiary teaching. At its core is the ability to have high quality teacher student interactions that result in successful experiences for the learner."
How do educators keep their learners successfully engaged when using a blended mode of delivery? This half-day workshop explores effective teaching strategies that aim to develop a positive experience using face-to-face and online modes of learning. It is based on the Summary Report – Strategies for engaging students in a blended environment – an output from an Ako Aotearoa project supported through our National Project Fund. This research identified that the skills and effort teachers apply to create learning experiences is the single most important determinant of the quality of the learning environment.
Facilitator, John Milne, introduces an engagement framework that participants can use to enhance learner engagement and achievement when using a combination of face-to-face and online/ mobile modes of teaching delivery. The group will discuss the top ten strategies for engagement and apply them to their own teaching and learning context.
By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to develop pedagogically-robust learning experiences that keep learners engaged and re-engage those who may have drifted away.
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Who this workshop is for:
What people are saying:
“The workshop has given me some good (reflective) food for thought”
“Will try to incorporate in programme development, need for tutors who use a blended approach in their teaching – ie assessments and class activities”
Wellington, 5 April 2016
The session is for educators teaching in a face-to-face mode who want to use online learning to enhance the experience.
Participants are encouraged to bring their own mobile devices although it is not essential.
About the facilitator
John Milne, Massey University
John works at the Centre for Teaching and Learning at Massey University, where he advises on teaching, assessment and curriculum development. His particular focus is exploring how technology provides opportunities for learners.
John has worked at universities in Edinburgh, Aberdeen, and at Victoria University of Wellington. He has also worked at the Correspondence School where he co-ordinated the development of online and print educational resources.
John has collaborated on various projects including one on engagement strategies in blended learning, on which this workshop is based. He considers it a privilege to work with colleagues from different organisations and to continue learning about the use of technology to engage students.
Upcoming: Engaging learners in a blended learning environment workshops
These workshops are part of Ako Aotearoa’s Professional Development Programme – an initiative to bring high quality, evidence-based and affordable professional development to educators and managers across New Zealand’s diverse tertiary education sector.
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