Monday, March 10, 2014

Blended Learning: Action Research Project by Jennifer Rhoads

One of the major goals during our Technology for Social Change course (EDT 508) is to have our students choose an area of interest and generate an Action-Research Project.  Canisius graduate student Jennifer Rhoads decided to pursue an investigation into the "Blended Learning" concept, in which students are learning partially online and partially face to face in a traditional classroom setting.  This combined pedagogical approach gives the student a chance to use technology to explore and engage with classroom content (and fellow students) beyond the typical 40 minute class period.

Embedded below is her Prezi presentation that does an excellent job showcasing the capabilities of the blended learning pedagogy in action:

Can't see the embedded Prezi?  View it online here.

About the Education Technologies and Emerging Media Program at Canisius College:
The Education Technologies and Emerging Media programs are innovative and fully online. The master's degree program is designed to prepare classroom teachers for New York State (NYS) certification as an Educational Technology Specialist (grades K-12).  A degree option is also available for students not interested in NYS certification.  These programs are designed to teach students how to use technology in the classroom in a purposeful way to enrich and enhance learning and motivate their students.  Learn more at