Design, Implementation and Evaluation of Blended Learning for the Undergraduate Course “Education and Artificial Intelligence”
For the ambitious aim toward world-class university, Peking University encourages the blended learning of information and communication technology with classroom teaching for undergraduates. This paper introduces the design and implementation of blended learning approach for the teaching of one undergraduate course “Educational and artificial intelligence”. Along with the traditional face-to-face classroom instruction including individual presentation, discussion and debate, the instructor used course management system Moodle to deliver course resources such as lecture notes and supplementary video clips, and to manage many kinds of learning activities like quizzes and assignments. One field trip was also organized to enrich the students’ hands-on experience. The students’ final score and the overall satisfying result of students’ anonymous evaluation held independently and officially by the university demonstrate that the course’s goal was somewhat achieved, for example the students’ independent thought and innovative spirit were motivated. But how to design blended learning to meet the students’ individual demand is still a great challenge.
KeywordsBlended learning Instructional design Student engagement Student satisfaction Undergraduate course
This research is supported by Instruction Reform Project 2017 (No. 20173048) from Office of Educational Administration, Peking University. The author thanks all the students who have participated in the course.
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