Learn the Benefits of blended learning

10 Ways to Improve Blended Learning Course Design in 2014

The most effective blended courses integrate the entire course into a coherent whole. The face-to-face and online components complement each other and students understand the relevance of both modalities.

The flexibility of blended courses allows teachers to redesign almost any course to best fit the needs of the learners. When it’s done right, a blended course offers flexibility and access (for both teacher and student) while enhancing the learning experience.

Students can actually learn more and enjoy the variety that new media brings to higher education. They can benefit from an engaging design that provides immediate feedback.

Instructors can experiment with new tools and approaches to keep courses fresh semester after semester. Institutions can better allocate space and optimize facility planning since in-class time is reduced.

With blended learning, it’s possible that everyone wins.

The key, of course, is in the course design. Fortunately, you don’t have to scour journals and blogs to find the best strategies and tactics. You can learn some of the most effective classroom-tested methods from someone who has been teaching blended courses for nearly a decade with a copy of 10 Ways to Improve Blended Learning Course Design.

Topics Covered

Led by Ike Shibley, PhD, this seminar will prepare you to create combinations of online and face-to-face teaching, the kind of combinations that keep students engaged in their own learning and driven toward improved outcomes.

More specifically, this seminar will:

  • Show you how to integrate learning before, during, and after face-to-face activities
  • Replace the notion of learning as content delivery with the notion of learning as an active process
  • Prepare you to adroitly combine content, technology, and pedagogy in educationally effective configurations
  • Reinforce and demonstrate the importance of establishing and working toward clear learning objectives

Learning Goals

This seminar will deliver 10 accessible and adaptable methods to improve the quality of existing blended courses or to effectively redesign a traditional course into a blended format. You will leave with with ideas and tools that will immediately improve the quality of your courses and increase student learning and satisfaction.

After participating in 10 Ways to Improve Blended Learning Course Design, you will be able to:

  • Analyze your own courses to determine whether and how to create a blended course
  • Use Bloom’s Taxonomy to select learning activities that are best accomplished in class and those best accomplished online
  • Implement strategies to create synergy between in-class and out-of-class activities
  • Incorporate more learner-centered teaching strategies into their own pedagogy

This seminar is now available on CD. The recording includes the complete transcript and all supplemental materials.

An optional Campus Access License is available for an additional $200. It allows the purchasing institution to upload the CD of the seminar onto the institution’s password-protected internal website for unlimited access by the entire campus community.

Intended Audience

This seminar is appropriate for anyone interested in learning more about blended course design from a faculty member with deep expertise on the topic. It would be particularly useful for the following:

  • Faculty and instructors
  • Faculty developers
  • Course designers
  • Department heads

If you have any questions contact Customer Service at 800-433-0499 or (608) 246-3590 or email us at support@facultyfocus.com.

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