Blended learning is any formal education program in which a student learns at least in part through online learning, with some element of student control over time, place, path, and/or pace. Why blend? Researchers have concluded that “blended learning … has the proven potential to enhance both the effectiveness and efficiency of meaningful learning experiences.” Utilizing a blended learning platform, science faculty can design courses for both majors and non-majors that focus on active learning and student-centered teaching strategies. By integrating technology and other blending tools and techniques, you’ll spend less in-class time lecturing and more time on higher-learning, including application, analysis, creation and evaluation.
This affordable, comprehensive two-book set will guide faculty in any science discipline step-by-step in learning how to incorporate blending techniques and strategies into sciences courses and labs for both science majors and non-majors.
The Power Of Blended Learning In The Sciences
by Dr. Oliver Dreon
Dr. Ivan A. Shibley, Jr.
Dr. Timothy D. Wilson
The Part-Time Press, 2019
164 pages. Paperback.
The Power of Blended Learning in the Sciences is a soup to nuts guide to everything you need to know about how to design courses in this format. The guiding theme of the book is that blended learning is not just another pedagogical fad, but rather an excellent framework for improving your teaching practice. While targeted for those who teach in the sciences, instructors in all disciplines will benefit from the accessible advice, well-structured format, and engaging writing.
Take your science courses to the next level….
• Design science courses that are fun to teach.
• Improve student learning outcomes.
• Spend less time lecturing and more time teaching.
• Learn to use blending to teach any type of science course or lab.
Blended Learning & Flipped Classrooms: A Comprehensive Guide
by Patricia Adams and Happy Gingras
The Part-Time Press, 2017
128 pages. Paperback.
Do you wish your students….
• Took responsibility for their learning?
• Completed coursework and actively participated in classroom discussions?
• Completed assigned work on time?
• Turned in assignments that followed directions/rubrics?
Flipped classrooms combined with blended learning strategies and techniques allow teaching faculty to combine their own creativity with technological tools that can make all of these “wishes” (and more) come true. Students in flipped and blended courses are more engaged, prepared and excited about the course materials you are eager to teach. Authors Patricia Adams and Happy Gingras in this book they take readers step-by-step through the process of flipping and blending a course.