Blended Learning Course Design: A Boot Camp for Instructors
Organization: Magna Publications
Venue: Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
|Event Date/Time: Mar 23, 2013 / 8:00 am - (CST)||End Date/Time: Mar 24, 2013 / 3:00 pm - (CST)|
Blended courses combine the best pedagogical practices of two teaching methods—online and face-to-face instruction.
If you have considered converting a traditional course into a blended course, you have probably asked, “What should happen before, during, and after class?” It is an important question to consider because your answer will determine how you spend class time, how students are introduced to course content, and what opportunities they will have to work with new ideas and information.
In Blended Learning Course Design: A Boot Camp for Instructors you will answer these questions and make an informed decision about what should happen before, during, and after class. Through this process, you will:
- Take one of your existing face-to-face courses and convert it into a blended format
- Feel comfortable and confident with the technology so that IT becomes an aid rather than a barrier to communicating with your students
- Learn the most pedagogically effective ways to blend instructional technology, course content, and course activities to promote interaction of students with each other, the instructor, and the content
- Course design principles
- Pedagogical considerations
- Technology how-to’s
- Student engagement strategies
Modeling blended design
This workshop is designed for Instructors who plan to convert a traditional face-to-face course into a blended course. As such, it is modeled as a blended course with work being done before, during, and after the session.
Before attending, participants will access a Learning Management System, view four “20 Minute Mentor” videos (listed below), and complete a Teaching Goals Inventory that will be referred to during the workshop.
At the F2F event, sessions will alternate between individual work, small-group work, and whole-group discussions. There will be an opportunity for participants to meet one-on-one with a facilitator to help plan the course design. Each participant will also receive a 50-page workbook to focus and guide you, step-by-step, through the process.
After the workshop you will work the plan you created to create a blended course and have access to the LMS to foster discussions with colleagues as you develop and teach your new course.
Participants will leave the two-day workshop with:
- A better understanding of how to manage the three phases of a blended learning cycle: before, during, and after class
- The ability to create a syllabus for a blended course
- Ideas on how to organize their own LMS for a blended course
- A greater familiarity with technology tools and how they can support learning
- An outline of the work that they need to do before launching their blended course
Like all of The Teaching Professor offerings, Blended Learning Course Design: A Boot Camp for Instructors tackles a central issue for today’s higher education professionals who strive to improve the quality and satisfaction of their work.
We look forward to meeting and working with you March 23 and 24, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia!