University of Colorado Boulder
Blended Language Learning: Design and Practice for Teachers
University of Colorado Boulder

Blended Language Learning: Design and Practice for Teachers

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Edwige Simon

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20 hours to complete
3 weeks at 6 hours a week
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What you'll 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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There are 4 modules in this course

In this module, you will learn about the origins of the blended learning model and about the effectiveness of this model compared to other modalities. You will also learn about the affordances, benefits, and challenges of blended language learning for teachers and students.

What's included

3 videos1 reading1 quiz5 discussion prompts1 plugin

In this module, you will discover the various types of blended formats and learn how to decide which part of a course to deliver online and which part to deliver face-to-face. You will learn to build a blended syllabus, explain the role of the LMS and learn about the importance of designing ADA compliant blended language courses

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4 videos1 reading3 quizzes6 discussion prompts2 plugins

In this module, we are going to cover unit level considerations. You will learn to design a blended unit containing a mini online lesson, several practice activities, and an assessment plan. You will learn about the many strategies and technology tools you can use to present content online.

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6 videos3 readings5 quizzes4 discussion prompts

In this module, we are going to discuss blended teaching strategies. A blended course is a mix between a F2F course and a fully online course, so you will need to use teaching from both environments. At the end of this module, you will be able to define the three elements of the Community of Inquiry framework: teaching presence, cognitive presence, and social presence and discuss ways to establish each type of presence online. You will also learn to design effective and efficient ways to provide feedback and grade assignments in a blended course and finally, you will be able to compare and contrast the affordances of synchronous and asynchronous activities. This module concludes with an optional peer-reviewed assignment. If you are seeking graduate credits for this course, the peer-reviewed assessment is required.

What's included

8 videos1 reading4 quizzes1 peer review11 discussion prompts


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Edwige Simon

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University of Colorado Boulder
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