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Intermediate Level

Language teaching experience is recommended.

Approx. 21 hours to complete
English

What you will learn

  • Explain blended learning as a teaching modality and discuss its effectiveness

  • List and discuss the main instructional design steps involved in building a blended language course

  • Select tools and technologies to support blended language learning

  • Discuss effective blended teaching strategies

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Intermediate Level

Language teaching experience is recommended.

Approx. 21 hours to complete
English

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University of Colorado Boulder

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Blended Language Learning: Definitions, Benefits, Challenges, and Effectiveness

3 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 10 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
3 videos
What is Blended Learning?2m
How did Blended Learning Start?3m
1 reading
Graduate Teacher Education Credit10m
1 practice exercise
Module 1 Summative Assessment30m
Week
2

Week 2

6 hours to complete

Building a Blended Language Course (Course Level Considerations)

6 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 17 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
4 videos
Choosing a Blended Format5m
Organization Strategies for Blended Language Course Design3m
The Role of the LMS5m
1 reading
Designing a Blended Syllabus20m
3 practice exercises
Reading Questions20m
Reading Questions15m
Module 2 Summative Assessment30m
Week
3

Week 3

6 hours to complete

Building a Blended Learning Course (Unit Level Considerations)

6 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 36 min), 3 readings, 5 quizzes
6 videos
Presenting Content Online8m
Blended Interpersonal Activities7m
Blended Interpretive Activities5m
Blended Presentational Activities7m
Blended Language Learning Assessments5m
3 readings
Review of Standards20m
Planning Your Unit20m
The Cultura Model: Developing Students’ Intercultural Competence1h 30m
5 practice exercises
Ungraded Quiz - Checking Standards30m
Practice Quiz10m
Practice quiz15m
Practice quiz30m
Module 3 Summative Assessment20m
Week
4

Week 4

6 hours to complete

Teaching Strategies, Optional Peer-Reviewed Assignment, and GRTE Registration

6 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 34 min), 1 reading, 5 quizzes
8 videos
Preparing Students for Blended Language Learning5m
Establishing Social, Teaching, and Cognitive Presence6m
Feedback and Grading4m
Benefits and Challenges of Synchronous and Asynchronous Speaking Activities6m
Academic Honesty4m
Evaluating a Blended Course4m
Introduction and Objectives1m
1 reading
Graduate Teacher Education Credit Process10m
4 practice exercises
Ungraded Quiz15m
Practice Quiz30m
Practice Quiz10m
Module 4 Summative Assessment30m

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