Blended Learning Series

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Blended Learning Faculty Development Series
Selected Mondays, October 2018 – April 2019
LIB 400, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

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Research has shown faculty often need assistance to move into a blended learning delivery paradigm  In this interactive series, the facilitators will guide participants in articulating their needs related to blended learning in order to identify possible ways that courses could be developed into an effective blended format. This coffee and tea themed series will allow participants to earn a Blended Learning Certificate.

Session 1:  House BlendBlend Basics: October 8, 2018  

Dr. Kelvin Thompson will facilitate a discussion of the definition of Blended Learning, the benefits of Blended Learning best practices, reducing the potential headaches and realizing the promises of Blended Learning. Dr. Thompson serves as Executive Director for UCF’s Center for Distributed Learning and a graduate faculty scholar within UCF’s College of Education. He has collaborated in the design of hundreds of online and blended courses over the past 15 years. Dr. Thompson developed the BlendKit Course open courseware (http://bit.ly/blendkit) as part of UCF’s Blended Learning Toolkit.

Session 2:  Coffee Talk – Designing the Blend: Monday, November 12, 2018                        

When designing a blended course, you want to ensure that you are doing more than just adding on online components to a face-to-face course. In this session, we will discuss ways to ensure that you are integrating the best of both online and face-to-face learning environments to design a truly blended course.

Dr. Stephen Crawford is the District Director for the Maricopa Center for Learning and Innovation at Maricopa Community Colleges. He has been involved in both the technical and pedagogical aspects of higher education for over twenty years. During this time he has developed numerous online degree programs and models to support blended and flipped courses.

Session 3: Coffee Passport: Monday, December 10, 2018       

Participants will learn best practices for blended courses from a faculty team who have built a successful course.

Session 4:  Star Rewards – Quality of the Blend: Thursday, January 17, 2019

Participants hear from Corrine Stull on the issue of quality in blended learning.

Session 5: Pour-Over Pairings – Using the Right Blending Tools. Monday, February 11, 2019      

Briana Johnson, Instructional Designer, will explore some useful technology tools for blended earning. Participants will visit station-based activities to explore technology tools to facilitate a positive student Blended Learning experience. Technology tools will include VoiceThread, Quizlet, Mindomo, and Rise.

Session 6:  Custom Roast – Creating the Perfect Blend: Monday, March 11, 2019

Peer Review will be incorporated into this session. Faculty will have time to compare and revise their courses.

Session 7: Frappuccino Happy Hour – Wrap-Up and Celebration! Monday, April 8, 2019             

Sharing of blended learning course designs, celebrate accomplishments.