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5 steps towards an adequate and blended design

Using technology in education only leads to improved results if the didactic foundation is adequate. This is our starting point when designing blended learning. During the blended training, we works in 5 steps towards a blended redesign. In doing so, we use the diamond model as the basis for blended learning. This model is based on the design model by John Biggs.

We work in 5 steps towards a blended redesign::

  1. Vision on learning
    What is important for effective learning and how can ICT enhance and enrich learning?
  2. Design model
    Designing using our 'diamond model'. Click on the interactive image of this model for more information.
    We will only start with technology and differentiation if the foundation is solid and sound.
  3. Storyboarding
    Processing the ‘blend’ in a storyboard with an (online) timeline as a tool to demonstrate the order, content and location of education activities
  4. Differentiation
    Looking through 'differentiation glasses' provides new ideas for connecting with individual needs and development. How can technology help?
  5. Final assignment
    The end result: application of everything learned in a blueprint of the design for the education program or course.

The training is blended. The course member experiences what it is like to work alternately online and face-to-face. Completing online assignments and online feedback, participation in forums, self-study: these are all aspects of blended learning that the course member will come into contact with. We will discuss the experiences, which the participant can use in the creation of his/her own design.

The basis of the model are the red elements: the so-called 'education triangle' (J. Biggs). Move your mouse over the interactive image for more information.