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Blended Learning: The Future for UK Coach Education Post 2012 John Erskine. Introduction and Thank You’s British Cycling Federation John Mills Jacki Sherwood Andrew Gillott Adrian Fox. Sport & Exercise, Faculty of Health
Staffordshire University..delivering online Pg Awards since 2004
MSc. Applied Sport & Ex. Science
MSc. (Applied) Sport & Ex. Psychology
MSc. Physical Activity & Public Health
+ blended learning in Clinical Biomechanics
What and Why of Blended Learning
5 minutes of Theory
BCF Level 3 Blended Core Coaching Award in Bb
Some Best Practice Examples for Blended Learning
Your turn – redesigning a coaching award
What is blended Learning?
…numerous definitions… for today….
“..thoughtful fusion of face-to-face and online learning experiences”
(Garrison & Vaughan, 2008, p.5)
The convergence of traditional classroom and technology supported learning now allows a more engaged learning experience
Active Learning = Engaged Learning
BL = a better approach that combines the best of face to face and online approaches to learning
..it represents a restructuring of class contact hours to enhance engagement and extend access to learning opportunities
BL = a fundamental redesign of learning and teaching
Thoughtfully integrate face to face and online learning
Fundamentally rethinking the coaching award design to optimise coach engagement
Restructuring and replacing traditional class contact hours
Recognizes strengths of integrating verbal and text based communication
Mixes synchronous and asynchronous modes of communication
This mix is multiplicative not additive
What framework or design might provide you with a quality BL experience?...what approach should be adopted???
Excellent review of learning theories as applied to Coaching undertaken by…
At the core is the need to develop a Community of Inquiry (COI: Garrison, 2000)
Community = recognises the social nature of learning (interaction, collaboration)
Inquiry = process of constructing meaning
each requires engagement, interaction, collaboration and reflection
coaches express themselves openly and risk free
collaborate with others
Needs to develop at outset of COI, but insufficient by itself to sustain and develop it
Basic to inquiry process
Triggering event…. (issue/problem)…exploration of the problem.. gathering of info.. ..make sense….hypothesise/debate to find solutions..test final solution
Brings together Social and Cognitive Presence in efficient manner
provides design, facilitation and direction of learning
…establishes content, approaches and methods also moderates guides and focuses on tasks to be completed
Proprietary versus Open Source
Sakai…..Kineo…. Bb – Coursesites
2. Go it alone versus Partnership
Current Structure – Core Unit
Blended Learning Structure – Core Unit
Next 20 minutes…..
Combination of Level 3 ‘Core Unit’ content and examples of tasks from Pg online modules
Select a coaching award that you are familiar with that relies heavily on face to face contact...
On the basis of what you have just seen and heard use the handout to suggest how the current award might be redesigned to be delivered via Blended Learning
Thanks for your TIME and ATTENTION
and to the BCF for allowing me to destroy their Level 3 Coaching award!
John Erskine, firstname.lastname@example.org