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BEST PRACTICES IN BLENDED COURSE DESIGN

July 25-27, 2011 :: San Diego, CA

AGENDA

MONDAY, JULY 25, 2011

8:00 – 9:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Reg stration and Continental Break ast

or Pre-Con erence

orkshop Partic pants

Optional Pre-Con erence

orkshop: Clou

  • -

    Based and Classroom

echnology

or 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 technologies

  • Enhancing the LMS/CMS with cloud-based technology

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

1:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Introduction and Opening Remarks

1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Over iew of Blended Mode s and Course Redes gn While incorporating online and face-to-face interaction components, blended courses differ from classroom and online courses; they are uniquely different and require designing a new course, even when based upon an existing one. This session introduces key elements of blended design and the process of redesigning a traditional course into a blended one.

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch

or Pre-Con erence

orkshop Partic pants and Con erence Reg stration

3:00 – 3:15 p.m.

Break

3:15 – 4:45 p.m.

Begin the rans ormation: Mapping the Course The blended course redesign process includes several steps. In this segment, we’ll begin that process by providing an overview and practicing the first few mapping steps with an existing course. We will continue to work through the redesign process throughout the conference, focusing on a chunk or section of the course. Session discussions will include:

• Mapping the course: How to organize the design process for the redesign team and the faculty member • Starting with what you have: Evaluating, redesigning, and using objectives

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Networ ing Reception included in reg stration)

TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2011

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.

Continental Break ast included in reg stration)

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Using echnology to its Best Advantage

Technology becomes critical in the blended course. Regardless of how you choose to use it, careful consideration should be given to the benefit, instructional or non-instructional purpose, and contribution to the classroom, blend, or online component. In this session, you will be given activity options based on your needs and interests, such as a technology tou , a technology consultation, or mapping and aligning course objectives, activities, and assignments with technology.

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.

Break

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