Blended Language Learning: Design and Practice for Teachers

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Descripción del Curso

This course is for language educators who wish to learn how to build and teach a blended language course.

This course is divided into five modules, in the first module we are going to discuss the origins and effectiveness of the blended learning model.

In the second module, we are going to look at course level considerations such as how to choose a blended format or how to build a blended course syllabus.

In the third module, we are going to focus on the unit level. We are going to discuss how to plan a blended unit, how to go about presenting content, designing blended activities and assessment strategies.

In the fourth module, we're going to turn our attention to the teaching aspect of the blended learning experience and in the fifth module, we're going to conclude with a discussion on academic honesty and course evaluation strategies.

This course includes short quizzes, discussion questions, and a scaffolded peer-reviewed assignment. If complete all the assignments, at the end of this course you will have fairly fleshed out a blended unit and you will be well on your way to building your own blended language course.

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

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