The Blended Learning Classroom: An Online Teacher Training Program

The Blended Learning Classroom: An Online Teacher Training Program

Karen García, Renata Suzuki
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 24
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-600-6.ch003
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This blended learning classroom (BLC) case study identifies and describes successful procedures and methodologies that widen the use of online tools in virtual environments. It provides a systematic and organized access to the plethora of free social software available online for the development of collaborative learning activities. The goal of this particular BLC professional development activity was to offer a face-to-face group of English teachers in Venezuela the opportunity to meet members of an international community of practice (CoP) and together review a packaged learning course material online. Blended technology, the mix and match of available tools, served to display the wide use of resources and each person’s skills. By exploring online tools, participants gained an opportunity for learning about both educational theory and the use of technology. The experience described here shows a prototype of future pathways towards educational content use and development.

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