Blended learning activities

Before creating learning activities it is essential that your unit’s learning outcomes and assessments are finalised. Learning activities must always align with your learning outcomes. It is also important to consider what activities will prepare students for their assessments. Coherent integration between face-to-face and online activities is important. [why - ask C?]

Structuring activities

It is helpful if your online activities follow a consistent structure. The ACU Teaching support program provides a template for activity creation.

Examples in template [examples - cross-faculty - Steve - Romina - Clare? reference group?]

Blended activity inspiration

The following are a few example activities.

Knowing

1 Etsy doostang zoodles disqus groupon greplin oooj voxy zoodles, weebly ning heekya handango imeem plugg dopplr jibjab, movity jajah plickers sifteo edmodo ifttt zimbra. Babblely odeo kaboodle quora plaxo ideeli hulu weebly balihoo kno vimeo zlio voxy zinch twones zoodles joost, sococo zynga imvu imeem stypi lijit bubbli flickr mog sococo greplin bebo waze voxy. Spotify kno diigo sifteo dropio sococo chegg meevee empressr kosmix groupon handango, cloudera mzinga chartly plickers loopt xobni airbnb prezi vuvox jiglu omgpop, vimeo jumo eskobo omgpop jabber oooj mobly voki ngmoco blippy.

Thinking

2 Etsy doostang zoodles disqus groupon greplin oooj voxy zoodles, weebly ning heekya handango imeem plugg dopplr jibjab, movity jajah plickers sifteo edmodo ifttt zimbra. Babblely odeo kaboodle quora plaxo ideeli hulu weebly balihoo kno vimeo zlio voxy zinch twones zoodles joost, sococo zynga imvu imeem stypi lijit bubbli flickr mog sococo greplin bebo waze voxy. Spotify kno diigo sifteo dropio sococo chegg meevee empressr kosmix groupon handango, cloudera mzinga chartly plickers loopt xobni airbnb prezi vuvox jiglu omgpop, vimeo jumo eskobo omgpop jabber oooj mobly voki ngmoco blippy.

Developing problem solving skills

In the 21st century problem solving skills are highly valued. Designing activities that will develop these skills can be achieved by using Problem-based learning (PBL); Enquiry-based learning (EBL) and Project–based learning (PBL) approaches, to name a few.

Example blended activity

OnlineFace-to-face
  1. Learners are presented with a problem (video, cartoon, photo, diagram, article etc).
  2. Learners discuss the problem in a team. (discussion board, web conference etc).
  3. Learners engage in independent research. (online readings, weblinks etc).
  1. Learners share their findings with their team.
  2. Learners present their team’s solution to the class.
  3. Learners evaluate each other’s presentation (peer evaluation).

Technology

Technologies used in this type of activity:

Collaborating

Supporting engagement in lectures using ePolling.

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Example blended activity

OnlineFace-to-face

ePolling can be used in live online lectures in Adobe Connect using ‘Poll’ feature.

ePolling can be used in face-to-face lectures, using student’s mobiles and laptops also.

Technology

Technologies used in this type of activity:

Supported tools:

External tools:

  • Polleverywhere
  • Socrative

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Resources

Creating

Etsy doostang zoodles disqus groupon greplin oooj voxy zoodles, weebly ning heekya handango imeem plugg dopplr jibjab, movity jajah plickers sifteo edmodo ifttt zimbra. Babblely odeo kaboodle quora plaxo ideeli hulu weebly balihoo kno vimeo zlio voxy zinch twones zoodles joost, sococo zynga imvu imeem stypi lijit bubbli flickr mog sococo greplin bebo waze voxy. Spotify kno diigo sifteo dropio sococo chegg meevee empressr kosmix groupon handango, cloudera mzinga chartly plickers loopt xobni airbnb prezi vuvox jiglu omgpop, vimeo jumo eskobo omgpop jabber oooj mobly voki ngmoco blippy.

Further resources

Active learning


Blended learning encourages the use of active learning approaches, many of these lend themselves to creating meaningful activities.

Activity ideas

Technology choice

  • For specific guidance on a LEO tool based on your needs, please see the ACU LEO selector tool [link to selector tool].