Participation of learners

Participation of learners

Problem

Lack of learner participation in blended learning seminars

Description

  • Traditional frontal teaching is continued during face-to-face sessions ("passive listening")
  • Little interaction during online learning phases
  • Result: learners are not very motivated to participate actively

Context

Business, university, further education

Solutions

  • Longterm training and coaching for instructors with regard to interactive and collaborative teaching/learning methods
  • Rethink the overall didactical concept (e.g., use projects, problem-based learning approaches)
  • Start with early adopters
  • Obervation of courses where interactive learning is successfully practiced
  • Use online cooperation tools (Forums, GoogleDocs, Etherpad, Skype, Youtube, Wikis etc.).

Dependencies

  • Openness of trainers towards new methods
  • Implementation of acceptance and change management

Comments

  • Using new, different teaching/learning methods is not dependent on the age of the instructor
  • Changing teaching/learning habits is not easy and takes time
  • Traditional frontal teaching is continued during face-to-face sessions ("passive listening")
  • Little interaction during online learning phases
  • Result: learners are not very motivated to participate actively

Keywords (Tags)

learner participation