Designing and Delivering Blended Courses – Effective Practices
Blended learning is an education program (formal or non-formal) that combines online digital media with traditional classroom methods. It requires the physical presence of both teacher and student, with some element of student control over time, place, path, or pace. (Horn and Staker, 2014).
A blended course is not a simplistic combination of online and face-to-face sessions. To design and deliver it effectively, the course design calls for meaningful integration of the face-to-face and online sessions to meet your course goals and strengthen student learning outcomes. Keeping this challenge in mind, the Office of Digital Learning will offer a three-part workshop series on designing and delivering a blended course.
By the end of these workshop sessions, you will
- Learn about the fundamentals of blended course design principles
- Explore ways to meaningfully integrate the digital environment for student engagement
- Apply pedagogical strategies for promoting active learning
- Design a new blended course or redesign an existing course