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How can education technology be used to activate students for learning? Which teaching methods can stimulate critical thinking in large groups of students and can help each individual student to reach deep understanding? There are many different ICT tools available that you could use in your course. How to make a relevant choice that fits your course best?
In this workshop two effective Blended learning designs will be discussed from the teaching practice perspective: flipped classroom and peer-instruction. The participants will work on and discuss their own Blended learning course (re)designs. Additionally practical information will be provided about the facilities and tools to implement Blended learning at our faculty: voting systems, knowledge clips production.
This two hours workshop will be given in the form of flipped classroom by Erwin van Vliet and Natasa Brouwer. The participants need to make an assignment (here below) before the workshop. It takes about 1 hour to complete the assignment.
1. Watch the video by Eric Mazur (13:56 min)
Question: Why did prof Mazur change his teaching?
2. Watch a small part of the lecture by Erwin van Vliet (4 min) (in Dutch)
Question: What is the difference of this lecture in comparison to a traditional lecture? Name 3 characteristics that are different in comparison with traditional lectures.
3. Propose a blended learning (re-)design of a part of your course and bring your proposal with you to the workshop. Please focus on one ILO.
a) Choose in your course one ILO that is difficult to achieve for your students.
Write down what is the ILO and describe what is the learning problem that your students have with this ILO.
b) Think about what you could change in your course (intervention) and which learning activities you could use to tackle the learning problem that you have identified? Write down one or two possible learning activities (use key words). Can you propose any learning activities for which you use education technology?
c) Think about how you could see / measure if your (re)design was successful.
Resources and further reading
The workshop Technology enhanced interactive teaching (Flipped classroom) - BKO workshop is part of the Faculty of Science BKO programme since 2013.