Event Date/Time: Jul 30, 2012 End Date/Time: Aug 01, 2012
Early Registration Date: Jul 13, 2012
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Description

In light of the increased demand for high-quality blended courses and programs, instructional designers and course developers are facing new design challenges. To ensure the development of effective courses and a high level of engagement for a variety of learners, course developers must effectively use the online and physical classroom environments, establishing measurable learning outcomes and the means for achieving them.

Join us in Atlanta as we discuss:

* Blended course design principles
* Student engagement and assessment of learning
* Instructional strategies and alignment

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Instructional designers, faculty, and faculty developers will benefit from this conference.

CONFERENCE FORMAT

The conference is structured to balance information sharing, targeted learning activities, group work, and collaboration with colleagues. Through the use of case studies and collaborative work, you will be able to directly apply the knowledge that you have gained during the conference while receiving guidance from the instructors.

WHAT TO BRING

Required materials and equipment for the course are:

* An actual course syllabus from your institution. You will have the opportunity to redesign a section or chunk of your course into a blended format and determine the best instructional approach for it.
* A laptop or a tablet with wireless connectivity. Conference proceedings will be available online or on a flash drive.

OPTIONAL PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP
Cloud-Based, Mobile, and Classroom Technology for Learning and Engagement

Blended courses provide a variety of opportunities for utilizing student-owned, institutionally provided, and “cloud-based” technologies. “Cloud” computing refers to accessing software and data from a multitude of devices and not being reliant on software contained on and accessible only from a single desktop computer. These mostly free technologies can be effectively used to enhance collaboration and engagement in blended courses. This workshop provides an overview of the range of technology use strategies and resources that can be utilized to support learning within and outside of the classroom. We’ll address:

* The role of technology in the blended course
* Classroom technologies
* Cloud-based and mobile technologies
* Enhancing the LMS/CMS with cloud-based technology

You’ll also apply some of the shared technologies and rubrics to your own course.

Venue

3315 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta
Georgia
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