Hey, why don’t you switch to blended learning models?
Reema starts thinking, she has heard a lot about it but little does she know about its implementation in an online classroom setup.
For the last few months, there has been a lot of buzz about blended teachings and its applications. If you are still unsure of its applications, we have some good news for you.
We’ve curated some quick ideas to make your blended learning journey smooth.
Blended Learning – Flipped Model
Before implementing a concept, the stakeholders must be familiarized. In our case, stakeholders being the parent, educator, and students should be summoned and explained about the different concepts of blended learning.
For example, if you are following the flipped approach, make the stakeholders understand it. Like, it is all about reversing the roles of schools and homes. Earlier, students solved the problems at home and understood the concepts at schools. But the new age calls for new ways that need problem-solving at schools. Hence, the flipped approach.
The parents and students will be more welcoming and understanding if they know the correct applications of various concepts.
Now that everyone is on the same page, figure out the lesson plan on which you wish to perform the flipped-approach.
After you apprehend your subject plan, start with recording your sessions. Your video recording should be such that it covers all the key points and their explanations.
When you are done, share your video with your students and ask them to go through it before coming to the class.
Once your students enter the class, it’s time to implement those concepts practically and to get the student’s doubts resolved.
Grouping & Regrouping
Try to assign problem statements related to the video-lesson to your students in groups and then re-group them to assess their performance individually and see how they perform.
After you have followed the above steps, it’s time to review, revise & repeat.
Blended Learning – Station Rotation Model
In the rotation model, you need to divide your students into 3 groups, one that is supervised by you, the other which is solely activity-based, and the third station, which is all about self-paced online learning.
Plan in such a way that your students go to different stations on a fixed day and adapt the learning modalities accordingly. These stations are designed in a way that your students get to know in-depth details about every lesson plan and get to implement it.
It’s one of the best ways to establish connections between the new content and what they have learned in the teacher-led-classroom and self-paced learning sessions.
Blended Learning – Enriched Virtual
As there are speculations that schools might open by the year-end, the schools would need to adapt to the Enriched Virtual model.
In this model, you need to decide if there are lesson plans that need less of concept-based supervision and more of self-practice.
Once you have decided, communicate with your students about your idea and tell them that they need not attend the classroom every day for those topics. Instead, they can have the concept-clearing sessions for a few days and can practice the problems at home.
For this model to be fruitful, you need to conduct regular assessments for your students, be it online or offline. This way you can figure out your student’s progress and find if you need to modify your blended learning ways.
Blended Learning – À la carte Model
In the la carte model, as the name implies, the students get to choose the elective courses of their interest in addition to their course pack.
How can it be done? Let’s find out!
As a teacher, you need to find out the courses in which your students are interested. Once, you have the curated list, figure out ways to reach the e-learning course provider, and also check with your knowledge delivery facilitator whether it can be effortlessly integrated into their platform.
If you are looking for a smooth transition, you must assign a teacher that can look into the progress of students on the external platforms. This will ensure that your students are on track and working towards a thriving venture.
Be in Touch
Conduct regular meetings with your students to know the gap points and keep yourself updated with the latest technological advancements.
The above-mentioned models in the spectrum of blended learning can improve your learning and teaching experiences if implemented judiciously.