BEST PRACTICES IN BLENDED COURSE DESIGN
July 25-27, 2011 :: San Diego, CA
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.
Discussion topics will include:
Developing instructional designs that are aligned with course objectives
Facilitating interactivity in online and face-to-face environments
Constructing instructional strategies
Utilizing technologies to support learning
Implementing and evaluating course delivery
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Whether your institution is already offering blended courses or just getting started, instructional designers, course developers, instructional technologists, and anyone involved in the design and development of blended courses will benefit most from this conference.
As a result of this conference, you will be able to design blended courses more effectively.
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 with 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 design a section or chunk of your course into the blended format.
A laptop with wireless connectivity. Conference proceedings will be available online or on a flash drive.
Learn how to design effective blended courses from instructors with a wide range of experience in the field of blended learning.