We have several models for developing an Blended Course “PBL for dummies” in our PBL9 group. See below.
We had the “ADDIE model”, “The community of Inquiry” and the “5 stage model of Gilly Salmon”. The last one was chosen by the group because of its simplicity.
Some people in the group started to say that they had information overload. They get lost in all the interesting stuff that is available. It is an 21st century to select your information and to accept that it is impossible to read everything.
Someone had already filled in the “Fish document” and had filled in “the 5 stage-model” of Gilly Salmon, while talking about the phases of this model, people get lost a bit and someone noticed: “what are our goals exactly…” What do our students have to know at the end?”, and “What do they have to do?” and “Which attitude is expected from them?”
So we started with the end. Stage 5 of “The 5 stage-model”. In stage 5 there had to be some reflection (group member M), students have to present something (Group member G), there has to be a link with the goal in stage 5 (Group member F) and so on…
Now and then… we were lost in the discussion…together we always get back on track. Group members were adding each other with staying on track. I had to ask some questions and to give a small overview for meta-cognition on the process.
It was so great that all members of the group appear online. Not everyone stayed, but they all showed there face to say hello! M. Was in the train and send us his greetings, R. was doing a workshop in real life and he just said Hello… there were two children on board.. I felt so great that the family was nearly complete (we missed S.).
The next step was how to design collaboratively. M. was making the worksheet/template of “The 5 stage model”. F. was delivering a worksheet to M as an example. Then everyone should filling in one stage: with goals, e-tivities and resources.
There was a brainstorm how to present the course…
In 1,5 hour the group discussed “The 5 stage model” and the basic design of the course “PBL for dummies”. That is something to be proud of!
Thanks to: Open Networked Learning #ONL162
Literature & video about designing models for blended courses.
- Bates, T (2016). The 10 Fundamentals of Teaching Online for Faculty and Instructors. PDF available here. Consider Guide 4 and 9 in particular for this topic.
- Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness (2013, August 29). Constructive Alignment [Video file]. Retrieved from
- jclarkgardner (2011, June 11) ADDIE Model Instructional Strategies [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL20E84CD77B301A20
- Salmon, G (2013) The Five Stage Model. Retrieved 2016 November 8 fromhttp://www.gillysalmon.com/five-stage-model.html http://www.slideshare.net/eusie/salmon-handout-etivities
- Vaughan, N. D., Cleveland-Innes, M., & Garrison, D. R. (2013). Teaching in blended learning environments: Creating and sustaining communities of inquiry. Edmonton: AU Press. Chapter 1 “Conceptual framework”. PDF available here.
- Last session we had some ideas for developing a course. Then three participants were filling in the Fish document and today, when we talked about choosing a model, there were not much words needed for choosing a model for course design.
About online pedagogy
- McLoughlin,C. Mark J. W. & Lee, M.J.W (2008). The Three P’s of Pedagogy for the Networked Society: Personalization, Participation, and Productivity. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 20(1), 10-27. PDF available here.
About Community of Inquiry
- Vaughan, N. D., Cleveland-Innes, M., & Garrison, D. R. (2013). Teaching in blended learning environments: Creating and sustaining communities of inquiry. Edmonton: AU Press. PDF available here.
Other models/frameworks for learning design
- Conole, G. (2015). The 7Cs of Learning Design. Manuscript. PDF available here.
- Open Learning Design Studio’s MOOC (2013). Learning Design for a 21st Century Curriculum. Retrieved 2016 November 8 from http://www.olds.ac.uk/
- Lister, M (2014) Trends in the Design of E-Learning and Online Learning.MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching Vol. 10, No. 4, 671-680. PDF available here.
Additional Resources for Course designers
- Morrison, D (2015) Online Learning Insights, Resources for Course Designers available here.
- ADDIE infographic available here.
Online open access tools to guide learning design
Further optional readings that are not open access
These two books are fundamental in the field design of learning field but are, however, not open access. They can likely be retrieved via your institution’s library.
- About Constructive Alignment
Biggs, J. B. (2011). Teaching for quality learning at university: What the student does.McGraw-Hill Education (UK).
- About ADDIE
Branch, R.M. (2010). Instructional Design: The ADDIE Approach. (1st.) Boston, MA: Springer US. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-09506-6.