Best of Both worlds

Welcome to the one-week seminar on best of both world (Online learning and F2F learning)

During this week, you are going to learn about flipped instructional design where students learn from the www resources.  Connectivist theory is backbone of my flipped instructional design.  This theory explains that www resources provide new prospects of learning and creating knowledge. So people can utilize www resources to connect to others and find information. Knowledge resides in learners and learning is social activity. Interaction and communication provides means of transfer of knowledge and skills. Consequently, everybody receives information, verifies it with his prior knowledge and applies in his own context to solve his problems. This analysis and application of knowledge creates more knowledge. It is very encouraging and is a democratic process. More, we mine the knowledge better we are equipped to relate ourselves to our surrounding. We are going to combine best of online (contentedness) with best of F2F (closeness to teacher for support)

Here are some basic principles of my learning theory.

  1. Lesson design should be similar to everyday life. There is no need to have pseudo environment for learning because learning is supposed prepare students for real life skill and to teach them how to solve problems of real life. After being in pseudo environment of schools and universities for many years, students find it hard to relate their knowledge and learning with outside environment.
  2. Lesson design should encourage the active participation of the learner because it is participants who are going to create knowledge and if they are passive or not interested then learning is not going to happen.
  3. Lesson design should accept that student learn in a variety of ways.
  4. Lesson design should consider that learning is Social and academic. So both an individual and a group processes should be encouraged
  5. Learning is most effective when students reflect on the process of learning — set goals for improvement
  6. Lesson Design should consider differentiation of students’ potentials and should develop personalized instructions for leaner.
  7. Lesson design should provide variety in Learning
  8. Lesson design should push different levels of thinking
  9. Lesson design should push different types of thinking (critical thinking)
  10. Lesson design should drive more complex instructional methods

This week, we have list of activities for you to merge best of both words. online and offline teacher

 

Here are Activities

Activity-1 Sensory input strategies

Activity 2: Working memory and long term memory strategies

Activity 3: Long term memory strategies

Activity 4: Formative Assessment

Activity 5. Sumative Assessment

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