Recording your lessons is one way to blend learning that can benefit all of your students.
What is Blended Learning?
Adding technology to a classroom does not need to change your playing field. What it can do is enhance your field order to make it more accessible to all who enter. Recording your lessons as you deliver them and making them available to your students is one way to do just that.
Blended learning is a formal education program in which a student learns at least in part through delivery of content and instruction via digital and online media with some element of student control over time, place, path, or pace.
Blended learning can help you in providing different ways for learners to access and interact with the content of your course through the use of technology and other digital resources. This can be a game changer for many – students and teachers alike! This is especially true in adult education:
Students –> becoming more aware of how and when they learn best (and if not – blended learning can help them on this path!)
Teachers–> working with students of multiple ages, abilities, levels – and sometimes even subject matters – in one room.
Some Questions and Concerns that surface when we think about creating digital resources for our students:
- When will I find the time to do this?
- Which resources fit best with my learners?
- What resources fit best with my program?
- If I provide content online, will students come to class?
- When will I find the time… oh, already asked that one…
What can blended learning look like in a classroom?
These questions are best answered by teachers who have already started to offer their students blended learning opportunities. Listening to their stories is a great way to see this theory in action and to reflect on how and if blended learning can be helpful for you and your students.
Video: Daniel’s Story: Math 416 and Blended Learning
- Teaches Secondary 4 math at St Laurent Adult Centre in Ville St Laurent (Montreal)
- Uses IWB (Interactive White Board) to record his lessons
- Shares these recordings on Google Drive
- Allows students to have access to all recordings, even from previous sessions
- Discusses the process as well as the benefits to his students
- Also discusses how his teaching has not changed all that much
Resources created by Daniel Afriyie (Teacher, EMSB), Avi Spector (RECIT consultant, RSB) and Tracy Rosen (RECIT Consultant, CSSMI), 2017.
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