BEST PRACTICES IN BLENDED COURSE DESIGN
July 25-27, 2011 :: San Diego, CA
TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2011 (CONTINUED)
10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Connecting Classroom and On ine Experiences: Buil ing in Accountabi i y Designing face-to-face meetings and online activities is often straightforward, though connecting and integrating student experiences can be challenging. Through case studies and examples, this session will illustrate a variety of approaches to designing the blend of in-class and online course components.
12:15 – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch included in reg stration)
1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Feedback and Assessment in the Blended Course Because students are in different places at different times, feedback and assessment can be critical in their recognition of the learning process and course progress. This session will focus on when, how, and through what system you should utilize traditional assessments (quizzes, tests, projects, reports, etc.) and alternative assessments (community, collaborative, self-assessment, peer assessment, etc.). We’ll discuss functions and facets of assessment, assessment types, and when and where assessment belongs in blended courses.
3:00 – 3:15 p.m.
3:15 – 4:45 p.m.
Preparing and Gui ing Learners Student readiness for the blended course is critical to success. In this segment, we’ll review considerations and strategies that will support the learner and discuss how learner support relates to the faculty member and the rhythms of the course. We’ll discuss a continuum of student readiness, technology considerations, and student crisis points.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2011
8:30 – 9:00 a.m. 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast (included in registration)
The Blended Course as a Work in Progress Once the blended course is designed, what is next? We’ll review evaluation strategies (formative vs. summative), sources of information about the course, and how to interpret observations with a focus on the needs and requirements of the students, the subject area, and the course outcomes.
10:00 – 10:15 a.m. 10:15 – 11:30 a.m.
Key Issues in the Blended Course Blended course offerings take time and reflect institutional priorities, mission, and culture. This interactive session includes a panel discussion on key issues in blended learning, but also invites participants to contribute and address key issues as well.
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Program akeaways and Next Steps