While the toolbox approach of this chapter offers a pretty impressive summary of the range of tools available out there, my favorite elements of this chapter come at the end when our dear writers lay out some ideas about why and when to use these tools and when to avoid doing so. I have been doing a lot of thinking about those pages lately, and I do not think they are complete--I think they miss some key principles. But I do think they prod us to think about this new and exciting element of our teaching in productive ways. I look forward to reading what you think!
- # Read: Ko & Rossen, Chapter 13: Teaching Web Enhanced and Blended Classes
Points: concerns about blending, f2f time for complex issues, online discussion for an on-site class, using the web for class discussion, quizmaking, office hours, group projects, student presentations, don't make it optional, calculate total student time on task, interact with class online weekly.
- Read Article: R. Graham, J. Hilton, P. Rich, D. Wiley, . Using Online Technologies to Extend a Classroom to Learners at a Distance. Distance Education, 31(1), p. 77-92, (2010).