This workshop is meant to give the participants insight into the idea of Blended Learning. The basic question in the workshop is “how can you use IT to improve your education?”.

  • The educational functions and examples of software relevant to higher education are presented.
  • The workshop is presented in the format of a Moodle course. Moodle is a digital learning environment that is used in many countries. The participants learn how to use some basic functions in Moodle.
  • Important requirements that have to be fulfilled to turn blended learning in success will be discussed
  • In the workshop the participants will redesign one of their courses or a part of their course in a blended learning course with the help of a systematic course redesign procedure.

Teachers will redesign one of their courses in a blended learning course. They will follow systematically the steps of the design and development process as learned in the course Blended Learning and Moodle in week 1. The results of the meetings about didactical topics are a source of ideas when designing the blended learning course.
The pilot projects are meant:

  1. To show the other teachers how a blended learning course might look like.
  2. To decide how the other teachers could or  should be supported in designing and developing a  blended learning course.
  3. To show which requirements should be fulfilled to make the implementation of blended learning a success.
The products prepared individually or in small groups are discussed plenary. The participants prepare their course in Moodle. The teachers prepare the pilot project which is  meant to develop, try-out  and evaluate the (re) designed  blended learning courses.

The activities of the participants are supported with help of Moodle. Mr. Jan will support the teachers with the redesign of their course. Besides this, he will give some more explanations (F2F) about the steps in the D/D-procedure and the Pilot projects.

  • This course is a follow-up of the Introduction course Blended Learning and Moodle. The participating teachers already have redesigned a part of an existing course in a Blended Learning Course in Moodle. In this follow-up course the participating teachers redesign and develop their complete courses so it can be implemented as a blended learning course in the regular curriculum. 
  • To support the implementation, the teachers prepare a Plan for their Pilot project.
  • The teachers follow the steps as presented in the course. They discuss the results of the course development with one another in the Group Pilot project Blended learning and with the Blended Learning coordinator and their manager.
  • Where possible and necessary the PUM-experts(s) support the participants through internet.
  • The course is a combination of self-study, cooperation between the teachers and distance learning.