Blended Learning Masterclass


Chapter 1

How to Integrate Digital Technology into Your Language Training

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Chapter 1 — Episode 1

What is the difference between e-learning and blended learning? Why is it a good idea to integrate an online component into your language teaching?

Chapter 1 — Episode 2

What is a good balance between online and face-to-face learning? How should a good blended course be articulated?

Chapter 1 — Episode 3

Will technology replace the teachers? What are the teachers’ tasks in a blended learning setting?

Chapter 2

How to Motivate Learners in an Online Class

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Chapter 2— Episode 1

Is teaching a physical class any different from teaching a virtual class? What do you need to teach a virtual class?

Chapter 2— Episode 2

How long should my virtual class be? How can I engage and motivate my learners in an online class?

Chapter 2— Episode 3

How can I ensure good group and time management? How to deal with technical problems?

Chapter 3

How to Develop a Blended Learning Training System

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Chapter 3— Episode 1

Is each blended course the same? Does blended learning really provide the best of both worlds?

Chapter 3— Episode 2

How large is the workload for the teacher? How can we reconcile pedagogical quality and preparation time?

Chapter 3— Episode 3

How can we make sure that our blended course runs smoothly? Do we need an LMS to do blended learning?

Chapter 4

How to Combine Online and Classroom Learning for Optimal Learner Engagement

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Chapter 4— Episode 1

How should a blended sequence be structured? What should the online-learning sessions look like?

Chapter 4— Episode 2

Should everybody be doing the same online activities? How can I make sure that my learners are doing their online work?

Chapter 4— Episode 3

What kind of activities could I do to connect the online and face-to-face content? How can I get my learners to be invested in the course?

Chapter 5

How to Use Blended Learning for the Different Learner Levels of the CEFR

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Chapter 5— Episode 1

Does blended learning work for all levels of language learning? How can we adapt our follow-up and learner-teacher communication for the various levels?

Chapter 5— Episode 2

How can we adapt the proportion and duration of the online and face-to-face sessions for the different levels? How can we make the most of face-to-face lessons at every level?

Chapter 5— Episode 3

What kind of online activities work best for beginners? What kind of online activities work best for intermediate and advanced learners?

Chapter 6

How to Practise Different Language Skills in a Blended Learning Programme

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Chapter 6— Episode 1

How can I decide which skill should be practised in which mode? How and where can my learners practise grammar and vocabulary?

Chapter 6— Episode 2

How and where can my learners practise listening and reading? How and where can my learners practise speaking?

Chapter 6— Episode 3

How and where can my learners practise writing? How and where can my learners practise interaction?

Chapter 7

How to Assess Learning Outcomes in Blended Learning

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Chapter 7— Episode 1

Is assessment in Blended Learning any different from assessment in classroom teaching? What mode should we use for assessment?

Chapter 7— Episode 2

How to assess our learners in Blended learning: summative assessments How to assess our learners in Blended learning: formative assessments

Chapter 7— Episode 3

What are the advantages of online assessment? What should we bear in mind when planning online assessment?