The technological developments in the 21st century have sparked a great deal of transformation in education. Especially, technologically equipped classrooms with smart boards enable all students to benefit from e-contents much more efficiently and effectively. Students’ devices such as tablets, computers, laptops, smartphones, and e-readers also make them learn and practice the subjects again and again with the help of using them anytime and anywhere. So, the advantages of technological devices make learning more accessible and practical for students.
The biggest advantage of Blended Learning Approach is that it offers the opportunity to use both digital technologies and face-to-face communication tools in the teaching process simultaneously. While students and teachers come together physically in traditional education; they can make use of various tests, subject reviews, exercises on the internet, apart from the classroom environment. Thus, a multi-faceted experience emerges from the combination of these two approaches.
The motivation for the creation of this project “Blended Learning in English Language Teaching” was primarily the need for online education tools and applications integrated into English Language teaching. In response to this need, it was decided that “Blended Learning Approach”, which combines face-to-face education with online teaching tools, would be the most useful and most appropriate method for this project. The advantages of the devices with ease of transport and internet connection in reinforcing the subjects make mobile learning and face-to-face training complement each other. Thus, compared to traditional learning approaches, blended learning provides a learning model with superior features.
The Target Groups
- A1-A2 level students
- Teachers, school staff, university lecturers, training providers from NGOs
- Secondary schools
After the impact of Covid-19, e-learning and technological devices have become more and more important in the education sector. So, today’s newest and most popular approach is to combine traditional education methods with technology-supported materials or blended learning models. In this context, we want to take advantage of an effective blended learning model in our partner institutions for the objectives listed below:
- to plan blended lessons
- to manage distance education environments (Moodle)
- to make the lessons interesting and keep students motivated
- to monitor and evaluate learning
- to increase the knowledge/skills of teachers regarding digital education
- to integrate mobile devices into the lesson
- to use technology more effectively and safely
- to ensure the continuation of learning outside the classroom
- to exchange ideas while cooperating with European colleagues
C1 – Training Activity in the UK covering topics on “Blended Learning Approaches”, “Distance Learning Strategies”, a workshop on “Digital Applications” etc.
C2 – Training Activity in Portugal covering topics on “Web 2.0 Tools”, “Moodle”, a workshop on “Digital Platforms” etc.
C3 – Training Activity in Spain covering topics on “Podcasting”, “Making Animated Videos”, “Creating Online Surveys”, etc.
C4 – Training Activity in Italy covering topics on “Learning Modules”, “On-site and Online Learning”, etc.
C5 – Training Activity in Turkey covering topics on “Web 2.0 Tools”, “Digital Apps”, etc.
Blended Learning brings together 5 organizations from 5 different countries:
- Liceo “James Joyce” (Italy)
- 19 Mayis Anadolu Lisesi (Turkey)
- COFAC (Spain)
- Eurospeak Language School (UK)
- Institut Francesc Macià (Spain)
Start date: 20th of June 2021
End date: 16th of June 2023
Blended Learning in English Language Teaching
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