College iBL implementation

Interactive Blended Learning: teaching and learning experiences

Preparing future-proof graduates is the one of the core missions in the college. This project aims to explore innovative and effective teaching practices that may instill learner engagement, build professional and generic skills, and enable learners to build self-regulatory learning capacity for their future careers. Teachers may explore effects and impacts on learners when they are engaged through synchronous (real-time) and asynchronous (flexible time) mode of learning. It is described as interactive blended learning (iBL).

Teachers may explore different pedagogies to engage learners with the iBL implementation. Interactions between teacher and student and student and student are the central principle for instilling learning curiosity. These teachers will be invited to communities of practice for sharing experiences and good practices when they use different tools to design the curriculum. They may review asynchronous activities on how well students meet the scheduled activity deadline and how they perform in these activities. Teachers may actively reflect on actions when they run their courses in Moodle and observe student learning patterns through examining Activities Completion Report at course level.

Students may experience both synchronous activities in class or through the virtual conferencing platforms, and asynchronous activities that are designed by their teachers. Alternatively, teachers may select course related short online courses such that enable independent self-directed learning. Building learnability is the way to prepare future graduates for the dynamic changing careers.