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Blended Learning Strategies

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ActivityFace to face approachOnline approachResources

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Students write research papersStudents hand in a paper copyStudents submit a digital copy through email attachment, BlackBoard assignment, Turnitin, or other online meansAbout using BlackBoard: http://www.linfield.edu/blackboard/; Turnitin.com: http://turnitin.com/login_page.asp

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Professor shares news stories/current events media related to class materialProfessor reads or hands out a hard copy during classProfessor shares the content through a link or attachment with email or BlackBoardAbout using BlackBoard: http://www.linfield.edu/blackboard

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Students complete short daily quizzes on the readingProfessor gives and collects quiz during class timeProfessor uses BlackBoard or other online quiz softwareAbout using BlackBoard: http://www.linfield.edu/blackboard

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Students participate in small group discussionsStudents are divided into groups during class time to talk about a particular topicStudents use email or online forums to communicate with their groupAbout using BlackBoard: http://www.linfield.edu/blackboard

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Students and professor participate in whole class discussionsThe professor mediates the discussion between the entire classStudents and professor use email or online forums such as Blackboard to send comments to the classAbout using BlackBoard: http://www.linfield.edu/blackboard

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Professor shows video in class and students discuss/answer questions about the videoThe video is screened on a projector or the viewing room and students discuss or answer questions about the videoThe professor can share a link to a video for students to watch at home, then students discuss the video on forums or email, or email the professor a review or reflectionTeacherTube: http://www.teachertube.com/; YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/; About using BlackBoard: http://www.linfield.edu/blackboard

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Students write reflections about faculty/guest lectures, prior classes, past work, etc.Students hand in a hard copy of their workStudents submit a copy as an email attachment, upload it via BlackBoard, or another online meansAbout using BlackBoard: http://www.linfield.edu/blackboard

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Students create an individual portfolio for the classStudents collect hard copies of work and present them to professorStudents house links to their work and projects on a websiteFolioSpaces Free ePortfolio: http://www.foliospaces.com/; ePortfolio Help: https://catfiles.linfield.edu/People/Staff/jmeyert/public/ePortfolio_Help/

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Students work together on a small group projectStudents meet physically to share and integrate their work into a finished projectStudents use email or web forums to plan and gather their information, and use file-sharing to edit the final projectWhy should I use a wiki?: http://docs.google.com/View?docid=df42gnpw_82c2cbkwhn

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Students make presentations before the class individually or in small groupsStudents bring in visual aids and present before the professor and classStudents create a video presentation and upload it for classmates to watchTeacherTube: http://www.teachertube.com; YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/; CatFiles: catfiles.linfield.edu/

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Students bring in outside sources to show to class and discuss as a whole class/in small groupsStudents bring in articles, images, or video links to show to the classStudents send links or email attachments to the class to view and discuss the content onlineAbout using BlackBoard: http://www.linfield.edu/blackboard