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2015 | 2(46) | 386-392

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Pedagogical approaches to the use of blended learning in higher education

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The concept of blended learning is characterized in the article. The article deals with pedagogical role of information technologies in blended learning. The article describes key elements of blended learning structure with the use of Internet technologies, such as providing remote access to educational content. It is highlighted that the implementation of blended learning in higher education involves the use of individual web pages, websites and web portals for arrangement of educational information in different formats, depending on its size and the need for additional services. The key aspects and tendencies of blended learning in higher education are described in the article. The model of blended learning is a model of use of distributed information and educational resources in full-time learning with the elements of asynchronous and synchronous learning. Blended learning allows keeping general principles of the traditional educational process. Blended learning is an interaction between teacher, student and means of teaching. Inclusion of information and communication in pedagogical environment as the third equal subject of modern didactic system has a significant impact on changing of goals, objectives and content of learning, organizational forms and methods, instruments.It transforms traditional subject-centered model of learning, it influences directly and somewhat changes the role and functions of other subjects of study.Facilities of modern computer tools and information technologies allow to transfer partially functions of teachers and students, adopted in the classical form of learning, to the means of teaching. Widespread ways for implementation of asynchronous communication are thematic forums and online seminars.Internet technologies, that provide synchronous exchange of information in real time, include audio, video and chat conferences.Highinterest of students to the use of these technologies makes it possible to use them for discussion and solving specific pedagogical issues or tasks. A key element in building a blended learning with the use of internet technologies is providing with remote access to learning content. Systems of computer maintenance training present educational material as diverse information resources and enable to do tasks and send the results of work for teacher's checking, to do electronic tests in self-control and control mode.


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