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Intermediate Level

Language teaching experience is recommended.

Approx. 13 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 weeks of study, 5-6 hours per week....

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Subtitles: English

What you will learn

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    Explain blended learning as a teaching modality and discuss its effectiveness

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

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    Select tools and technologies to support blended language learning

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    Discuss effective blended teaching strategies

Skills you will gain

hybrid learning activitieshybrid language learningteaching blended language courseshybrid teachingblended language course design

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Intermediate Level

Language teaching experience is recommended.

Approx. 13 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 weeks of study, 5-6 hours per week....

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
3 hours to complete

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

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.

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

Building a Blended Language Course (Course Level Considerations)

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 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
9 hours to complete

Building a Blended Learning Course (Unit Level Considerations)

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 videos (Total 36 min), 3 readings, 6 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 quiz10m
Module 3 Summative Assessment20m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

Teaching Strategies

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 if 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 assignment in a blended course and finally, you will be able to compare and contrast the affordances of synchronous and synchronous activities

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5 videos (Total 24 min), 4 quizzes
5 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
4 practice exercises
Ungraded Quiz15m
Practice Quiz10m
Practice Quiz10m
Module 4 Summative Assessment20m

Instructor

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Edwige Simon

Faculty Director of the Language Teaching with Technology Graduate Certificate

About University of Colorado Boulder

CU-Boulder is a dynamic community of scholars and learners on one of the most spectacular college campuses in the country. As one of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), we have a proud tradition of academic excellence, with five Nobel laureates and more than 50 members of prestigious academic academies....

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