Blended Learning Procedure
The Blended Learning at JAC Procedure is intended to help teachers in their exploration, design, and delivery of a blended course, where online collaborative learning activities are an integral component of the course, replacing some of the traditional face to face class time. To access the Blended Learning at JAC procedure, click here – Link currently available to John Abbott College employees only.
Blended Learning Community on MS Teams
Description: The Blended Learning Community provides a space for sharing and learning about your Blended Learning experience. Click here to join.
Getting Started with Blended Learning
This one-page infographic provides a short list of key resources on the topic of Blended Learning including videos and articles. It is a great place to start if you are exploring this topic.
JAC Blended Learning Toolkit - Fall 2021
This toolkit combines different resources to assist your planning of a Blended Learning course.
JAC Blended Learning Toolkit- Fall 2021 – Link currently available to John Abbott College employees only.
Guide to Blended Learning by the Commonwealth of Learning
This comprehensive Guide to Blended Learning covers theories and research supporting this mode of delivery, course design tips, as well as synchronous and asynchronous activity ideas and blended learning evaluations.
FoST/FRP Blended Learning Presentation (Fall 2021)
To access the slides from the Blended Learning Session presented by Valerie Bherer and Teresa Berghello on October 19, 2021, click here. Link currently available to John Abbott College employees only.
Access recorded FoST/FRP presentations on blended learning below!
- Blended Learning Procedure and Strategies with Valerie Bherer and Teresa Berghello on October 19, 2021. Link currently available to John Abbott College employees only.
- Blended Learning Workshop- Sharing our Course Outlines with Valerie Bherer and Candis Steenbergen on November, 18, 2021 Link currently available to John Abbott College employees only.
Online Teaching Wiki
The Online Teaching Program Wiki developed by the University of British Columbia provides resources and recorded workshops on online teaching including blended learning. Click here to access.
Nine Steps to Quality Online Learning
This series of practical steps developed by online learning and distance education expert Tony Bates provides a framework to support the planning, execution, and reflection of any course delivered either entirely or partially online. Click here
Parcours de Formation à Distance et Hybride
Ce parcours développé par le Cégep Edouard Montpetit contient des conseils, des ressources et des exemples sur la formation hybride.
Blended and Online Learning Research Guide
This guide featured on Vanderbilt University’s Center for Teaching discusses research-based practices for delivering an online or blended learning course.
Successful Design, Delivery, and Student Engagement
This page presented by Contact North includes practical advice and resources to facilitate the development of a successful blended learning course.
Synchronous and Asynchronous Learning
Explore the two basic formats of online learning: synchronous and asynchronous as well as the advantages and challenges of different types of assignments using these modalities.
Teaching in a Digital Age
This free downloadable e-textbook examines the underlying principles that guide effective teaching in the age of technology.
Blended Learning Resources to Share with Students
- Click here for a one-page handout to share with students defining and listing the advantages of blended learning developed by FRP’s Valerie Bherer.
- Click here for an article on five things students should keep in mind for their next online or blended class.
- Click here for a list of 12 steps for students to get ready to learn online.
- Click here for a recorded workshop on how to be a successful online learner.
Getting Started with Teaching Online
This infographic provides resources for setting up your online class on MS Teams, facilitating activities that promote active learning, and best practice guidelines for engaging yet simple online teaching.
The Era of Online Teaching
Get to know the benefits of online education in this engaging Ted Talk.
Teaching Online Masterclass
Learn the basics of instructional design and online pedagogy, and explore effective teaching in an online environment. Presented by Adobe Education Exchange.
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Why Students do not Turn on their Cameras
Discover why researchers believe students are not turning on their cameras in online classes as well as inclusive ideas on how to encourage them to do so.
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Intro to the JAC Lightboard
Get to know the lightboard system available at John Abbott College with Julie Gagnon.
Click here – Link currently available to John Abbott College employees only
Visual Tour of H432 and Lightboard 101
Take a look at the John Abbott College Lightboard room!
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Guidelines and Best Practice
JAC Online Teaching Toolkit
This Online Teaching Toolkit features an overview of the 5 key considerations for successful online teaching which include communication, defining approaches to online learning, developing an online community, course delivery and design recommendations, and learning activities for online classes.
2022 Student Guide – Online Learning at JAC
Share this document with your students to help prepare them for learning in an online environment!
Faculty On-Line Teaching Guide Revised (EN/FR)
This guide outlines essential information pertaining to teaching responsibilities and pedagogical suggestions as well includes resources for platforms such as MS Teams and LÉA as they pertain to the transition from in-person to online instruction.
Best Practices for Online Teaching
This infographic summarizes the 7 best practices for teaching online from setting clear expectations to providing feedback and engaging students.
Effective Remote Online Teaching
This presentation reviews concepts for effective online teaching and learning including John Abbott College-specific faculty online learning guidelines and the importance of creating a community of learners.
Effective Remote Online Teaching Link currently available to John Abbott College employees only.
Designing Online Materials
This handout reviews general universal design principles for creating online handouts, slideshows, and assessments for students.
Different Modes of Teaching Delivery
Compare different modes of teaching including blended learning, co–modal, online, and face to face and their implementation at John Abbott College.
Different Modes of Teaching Delivery Link currently available to John Abbott College employees only.
CCSI Recommendations ESH Formation Distance (FR)
Ce document souligne des recommandations concernant la formation à distance pour la population étudiante la plus vulnérable.
Technology Enhanced Learning Environments
This wiki provides links to articles focusing on technology-enhanced learning environments.
Engaging Students in Virtual Instruction with the Camera Off
This Edutopia article discusses a common concern in the online classroom by providing tips for creating an engaging setting for students without requiring cameras be turned on.
Stop Giving them Answers: Make Them Think
This article proposes different strategies to get students to think more independently in the online classroom context.
Collecting Essay Assignments and Marking Online
This table reviews the pros and cons of recommended online learning platforms at John Abbott College for collecting assignments and marking.
Collecting Essay Assignments and Marking Online Link currently available to John Abbott College employees only.
How to Access a Classroom to Record Online Lectures or Sessions
This one–page document outlines the steps required for staff to book a classroom to record online teaching lectures or sessions.
How to Access a Classroom to Record Online Lectures or Sessions Link currently available to John Abbott College employees only.
Ergonomics and Temporary Work from Home- Practical Guide
This practical guide includes recommendations for dealing with temporary teleworking. This includes how to work with your laptop, how to set up and adjust your temporary workstation, and more ergonomic tips!
Visual Classrooms - Cloud-Based Active Learning
Visual Classrooms provides tools for enhancing online learning.
Academic Success in Times of a Pandemic
This document provides support for instructors to adapt their teaching methods to the current online teaching context.
Four Sites to Explore Digital Learning for Use in Blended Learning
Consult additional resources pertaining to the online classroom and access content created by other educators for blended learning.
10 Online Teaching Tips Beyond Zoom
This video outlines 10 easy teaching tips for the online classroom.