Four weeks in, plenty of reading, thinking and writing. The Blended aspects of this week’s sessions and activities has really focused my attention onto the relationship and documentation between the Face to Face and Online content and interaction.
Documenting how they interact and fit together seamlessly brings more clarity and purpose to the panning and documenting stage of the course, its content and assessments. Considering all these aspects more carefully provides much more clarity of design.
Little nagging things that don’t seem to fit, mapping back to the unit of competency and proving to yourself that:
1. You know your subject matter
2. You can document it correctly that anyone can follow it
3. You don’t over assess at the level you are working on. (Certificate 1,2,3,4 Diploma)
4. That you are aware of the Language, Literacy and Numeracy implication
5. Cater for all learning styles and Accessibility guideline and best practice
The unit I have chosen presents particular issues around delivering and assessment online with a cohort that has little experience with personal computers and using them.
This section of the BlendKit2016 course has highlighted the shortcomings and traps in designing and developing blended courses that can run well and achieve the results expected with no unusual issues.
Assessment and text wording and explanation, balancing the face to face with the online delivery sessions in a self-paced delivery style can be quite a challenge. The documentation is the hardest to get right developing the content falls into place much easier when that is complete and this course has helped me get that clearer in my courses.
Having my assessments validated and looked at by fresh experienced eyes and with feedback really guides you to better student focused course designs that are actually blended. The link below is to the Chapter of this course that this post is about.
This weeks Readings and D.I.Y. assignments have lead to an updated version of the assignment and instructions as a result of last week’s feedback with defined information on the assessment criteria and clearer instructions. Some progress is definitely being made to my thought processes.
This is the reading that prompted this reaction response.BlendKit2016 Week 4 Chapter