Blended Learning Pilots




The pilots are a chance for Flagship directors, instructors, and tutors to try out emerging, LaunchPad-vetted technologies in their curricula and lessons, free of cost. Alternately, instructors and tutors may choose to integrate an existing third party tool they’ve been wanting to try into their lessons, with individualized Tech Center support. This year’s pilots offer a longer planning phase, during which the Tech Center coaches instructors as they prepare to integrate new technology into their lessons. The pilot period is also extended, with a full semester to use the technology with your students (either Summer or Fall 2022, depending on your schedule). Instructors’ feedback will be used to improve participating technologies’ fit with best practices in language pedagogy. The pilots will begin with a short webinar on April 4 where Flagship faculty can learn more about this year’s technology tools.

  • So what does Blended Learning mean anyway?

    We define blended learning as a student-centered approach that entails purposeful, appropriate, and sustainable integration of technology* which optimizes the use of face-to-face and online environments. Blended learning requires a measure of synchronous interactions between instructor and learners and offers some degree of learner control over time, place, path, or pace.

  • * Gruba, P., Cárdenas-Claros, M. S., Suvorov, R., & Rick, K. (2016). Blended language program evaluation. London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

This Year’s LaunchPad-vetted Choices

Charlala logo

A suite of speaking tools, including simulated conversations and digital whiteboards. All languages.

Immerse Me Logo

Chinese character and vocabulary learning app that focuses on rapid progress to drive motivation and track success.

Woodpecker App

Customizable auditory flashcards to help learners grow their vocabularies during self-study, and facilitate flipped lessons. All languages.

More Options

*Access to tools may be restricted by specific institutional policies.

Charlala logo

Individualized learning materials for Flagship Tutoring that correspond to common second majors. Chinese.

Immerse Me Logo

Argument-mapping tool to facilitate debates and discussions. All languages.

Woodpecker App

E-learning platform for collaborative reading, annotation and discussion. All languages


March 21, 2022: Call for Participation 

April 4, 2022: Tech Center 2020 Blended Learning Pilots Webcasts

April 4 – 30, 2022: Create a plan for your pilot, with Tech Center support

May 6, 2022: Feedback to proposed plans

Summer or Fall 2022: Pilot implementation

December 2022: Summary report due

December 2022 : Presentation of pilot results

3 Easy Steps

Step 1: Identify a challenge

Consider the instructional challenge or problem that you would like to address with the tool

Step 2: Choose a tool to pilot

On April 4, 2021, the Tech Center is conducting a short webinars on three innovative tools: Charlala, JinbuPal, and Worddio.

Step 3: Register for the Pilots

The Tech Center will assist in the implementation by helping you with the logistics of setting up the pilot and the design of activities to test. 

Learn more about Tech Center blended learning programs.

Contact Information


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(808) 956-5121