For the second time Myngle was invited to present in Berlin. Luckily, the -15 degrees and snow that had not stopped for 2 days, did not keep people from coming and seeing us at Online Educa Berlin. We had a high attendance of 140%, people where sitting on the floor and leaning against the walls.
This year our presentation was about online blended learning, which turned out to be a hot topic at the fair.
Online blended learning is ” bringing the best of both worlds, the offline learning, where you can get complete individualized lessons with a teacher, built around and for the exact needs of the student, and the asynchronous where you get more flexibility, as you can choose where and when to study, at your own pace” in our perspective. We explained our case study of Myngle teachers together with the Instituto Cervantes asynchronous AVE material. Blended learning was one of the major themes discussed and everyone talked about it in different ways. Our presentation had the answers to many of the questions and worries that other presentors and visitors had discussed in the previous presentations.
One of the very interesting questions was about the material teachers use during the blended lessons; can they make use of their own material or simply work with the material provided for them? Another question was about the concept of “offline” learning and how we were able to define the meeting a teacher online as offline, for many people live online teaching is still something very new.
If you are interested in the presentation, or have any more questions please feel free to contact hala at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We believe that that was a great event to end 2010 and motivate us more toward more improvement and success for 2011.