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  • Blended learning - a combination of face-to-face with online experiences to produce effective, efficient and flexible learning. (Stein & Graham, 2014)
  • iMOOCs – Internal Massive Open Online Courses (NUS)
  • iBLOCs - Internal Blended Learning Online Course (Your Module)
  • MOOCs - Massive Open Online Courses (Global Audience)
What’s the potential of Blended Learning?

A well-designed blended learning module aims to promote deeper level of engagement and deeper learning among learners. Blended learning assists in;

  • —Increased guidance and triggers
  • —Easier access to learning activities
  • —Individualised learning opportunities
  • —Increased engagement through social interaction
  • Time on task

 

What is Flipped Classroom?
 
Image source: Knewton Infographics

“Flipping the classroom” means that students:

  • gain first exposure to new material outside of class, usually via reading or lecture videos, and then,
  • use class time to do the harder work of assimilating that knowledge, perhaps through problem-solving, discussion, or debates.

Key elements - flipped classroom

  • Provide an opportunity for students to gain first exposure prior to class.
  • Provide in-class activities that focus on higher level cognitive activities.
  • Provide a mechanism to assess student understanding.
  • Provide an incentive for students to prepare for class.
     

What platforms are supported? and what are the difference?

URLcoursera.orgnus.coursera.orgivle.nus.edu.sg
Content UI
DomainPublicNUS onlyNUS only
Peer AssessmentYesYesNo
In-video QuizYesYesYes
Question BankNoNoYes
ForumYesYesYes
Assignment FolderNoNoYes
Grade TransferManualManualMachine-to-Machine
Web conferenceGoogle HangoutGoogle HangoutWebEx
CertificateYesNoNo

How do I go about the video recording?

You may refer to Video Techniques section to explore varies options.
https://wiki.nus.edu.sg/pages/viewpage.action?title=Video+Techniques&spaceKey=onlinelearning

Where can I view the promo videos done by NUS colleagues?

CIT encourages you to create approximately 2mins Promo video highlights the benefits of taking this course/module. You may click the below URL to see sample Promo video by NUS colleagues. 

https://mediaspace.nus.edu.sg/category/Module+Promo+Videos/24735342

Take note you may need to sign-in with your NUSNET id if accessing from outside NUS.

 

 

Examples of past iBLOCs and MOOCs in NUS

I will be doing iBLOC. What is the typical timeline? How will the production proceed?

 

 

 

 

 

 

TIPS

}Be prepared. Set aside more time than you originally planned. More time spent than preparing for a real-life course.

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