I hold face-to-face lessons and ask students to travel to class only when it is necessary for students to come together.
Face-to-face lessons are be ideal in some cases, especially if you want to create and share experiences and work together as a group. You can consider making the best use of physical meetings by blending your course. This means using face-to-face time for projects, group work, or other activities that necessitate a physical meeting, shifting the presentation of new material and other passive activities to before- and after-class moments. For example, students can access recorded lectures, slide shows, and course literature online instead of attending a lecture, and then physical class time can focus on interactive activities that allow students process that learning and put it to use in discussions and projects.
Step by Step
Towards Blended Learning
Discuss with your Team
Start with backward planning. Define your learning objectives and assessment points. How will you prepare students for those goals? What skills will you develop over the course of the semester? What can be done synchronously and what is best done face-to-face?
Discuss with ICTO and O&O
Consult your developers and instructional designers for ideas about what a blended program can look like. In addition to putting materials online, other structural changes may be needed.