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This book (143 pages) presents a new technology-enhanced approach to onsite teaching. Technology Enhanced Teaching (or Training), acronym TET, is an innovative onsite teaching method making intensively use of technology. Due to the affinity to TEL the new acronym TET is introduced.
The method bases on the consequently and permanently use of multiple devices (Laptops, tablets or similar devices) during class: Taking notes is supplied by basic texts provided by the teacher (or trainer) containing the chapter’s structure with headings, a package of graphics and images to be inserted into the text during lesson, and additional multimedia based material. Content is delivered by lectures using presentations. Students are involved interactively during class to provide active learning. These activities cover small group work as well as discussions. The learning goals are defined using a competence model. Assessment is done by formative evaluation and regularly competence check.
The core item of innovative approach is the use of technology in combination with a sophisticated system to take notes. The multiple device replaces paper & pencil and offers additional the access to multimedia based material or videos during class. The students create perfect files and their own well-structured learning repository. This makes reflections easy and supports the students’ learning.
The system was developed in 2008 and evaluated and revised first after two years. Five years later a study brings up promising results with a very positive feedback from the students.
The book describes the complete teaching method, includes the complete study and finally a transferability guide.
For the teaching method, which was tested and developed in teaching science (especially physics) upper high school classes a transferability guide to other subjects as well as to other educational fields like Adult Education (AE) or Higher Education (HE) exists.
The book is available from the author and from Amazon (Austria/German, UK, Italy, Spain and United States).
Book: 150 pages, publisher Mag. Peter Mazohl; 1st edition (English), ISBN-13: 978-3901679216, product dimensions: 7 x 0.4 x 10 inches
Blending Learning is a teaching reality in the education landscape. There exist several books dealing with the implementation of Blended learning courses. What is missing is a well-defined quality assurance system based on an appropriate quality framework.
This book defines a quality framework for Blended Learning, based on the existing ISO/IEC standard, by enhencing this standard with a special focus on the learner‘s needs. The book gives an overview, how this quality framework looks like, describes the context to Blended Learning and includes practical advices about the implementation.
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Technology based teaching with a learner-centered access seems to be a promising access to teaching. A special learning sequence using Blended Learning fitting to a selected target group of youth learners was created. To develop an appropriate setting the research group selected a student’s group in the subject Project Management and Presentation Technique. The analyses of possible learning environments resulted in either a Blended Learning environment or a pure distance learning.
The study was presented at the "Blended Learning Quality" Conference in Malaga and is published in the "Quaderni DigiLab"
Blended learning (BL) has been recognized as a teaching method of high potential. Contrary to the widely approved eLearning, which is scientifically documented and indicated by certain standards of quality, blended learning describes itself and is subject to a quantity of case studies.
Yet there barely exist precise quality standards so far. This is the main motivation behind “Quality in Blended Learning” –project, a multilateral initiative described in this article. Indeed, the aim of the project is to define and develop such a quality framework for the method. Furthermore, it is our aim to develop tools to measure, prove and subsequently ensure the quality of blended learning courses.
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