What is Blended e-Learning (BeL)?
Blended e-Learning (BeL) provides classroom teachers and their students with access to a variety of resources and tools that support instruction and learning. BeL supports electronic learning in the classroom.
Online learning environments
BeL supports the regular classroom setting where teacher and students meet. It is not to be confused with an online learning environment where the majority of the instruction and learning occurs remotely from each other.
Virtual classroom environments - many of the activities done in a regular classroom, but done virtually instead (e.g. chat, discussion and lessons)
Electronic Resources to Support Instruction - Ontario Educational Resource Bank.
Video Conferencing - a discussion between two or more groups of people who are in different places, but can see and hear each other using electronic communication (e.g. virtual field trips, connecting with classes in another school)
Effective e-Learning instructional strategies - virtual music word walls with multimedia connections
Professional supports - learn a particular software or tool to support your classroom instruction (e.g. use SmartIdeas 5 to create concept maps)
Where do you get resources and help?
- Two secondary instructional technology resource teachers support classroom teachers to engage students with various instructional technologies.
- Teachers can register for and obtain access to resources found within Peel's on-line learning environment for themselves and their students. Content can be personalized as desired. Communication tools such as threaded discussion boards and assignment submission boxes are available if requested.
- Teachers and students can access the Ontario Educational Resource Bank. The password issued to Peel board on the Curriculum and Instructional Support Services intranet website, under the Instructional Technologies menu option. Students should obtain the password from their teacher.
- Teachers can access interactive flash animations, which can be found in the subject areas of the Curriculum and Instructional Support Services intranet website.
Who is it for?
BeL is for everybody! Teachers may choose to use one or more of the tools to aid a particular project or a teacher may choose to register their class into a virtual environment and interact with their students both face to face as well as virtually.
To obtain more information on how to earn high school credits in an online environment, go to Peel eLearning.
Samples of lessons and their components from Peel's e-Learning course content:
English, Guidance, Math, Science
Teachers should contact their instructional technology resource teacher for support. They can also contact Patrick McQuade, instructional co-ordinator, at 905-890-1010 ext. 2138 or by email.
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