11/09 – 11/15 : Module 13

Making Hardware, Software, and Space Decisions

Goals and Outcomes


After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • identify hardware and software for blended learning activity
  • identify resources available to help navigate the choices of hardware and software
  • explore how the use of space may shift in blended learning environments

Selected Readings


  • Chapter 7 from:
    Horn, M. B., & Staker, H. (2014). Blended: Using disruptive innovation to improve schools. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons.


  • None

“To Do” List


Selecting My Software Applications/Tools

This module tackles issues and decisions around hardware, software, and facilities in your blended learning setting. In this discussion forum, please identify at least 3 different pieces of software or tools covered in previous modules that have great potentials to be used in your blended learning activities. Post your experiences and thoughts with these platforms.

Make your initial posts before 11:59 p.m. U.S. EST/EDT on Day 5 of this module. After making your initial postings, review at least two of your classmates’ postings and reply to their threads.Complete your replies before 11:59 p.m. U.S. EST/EDT on the next Monday.

Discussion postings should always be thoughtful and courteous and include some references or direct evidence from the module’s content, readings, or assignments to support your statements. In order to ensure that postings are appropriate in length and substance, please limit your initial postings to 100 – 200 words and each of your responses to 25 – 50 words.


Continue working on Project, Part 4: Utilize Resources

Please read the Project: Blended Learning Activity page for details about this assignment. 

Due Dates

To guide you through the whole process, six parts aligned with the ASSURE model are created. The due date for each part is listed below.

  • Project, Part 4: Utilize Resources (Due on the 1st day of Module 14)
  • Project, Part 5: Require Learner Participation (Due on the 1st day of Module 15)
  • Project, Part 6: Evaluate and Revise (Due on the 1st Monday after Module 15)
    You can view the exact due dates on the Course Schedule page.