Blended (also called hybrid) classrooms, in which face-to-face interaction is intentionally combined with online activities to aid student learning, are becoming more and more common. By moving content delivery such as lecture to outside-of-class homework using technology tools such as video or lecture capture, more time can be gained for active learning in-class. Moreover, the blended model is proving to be an environment that provides more self-directed, technology-mediated learning experiences for students who will be incorporating technology more and more into their professional lives post-college.
The Blended Course Design Workbook: A Practical Guide meets the need for a user-friendly resource that provides faculty members and administrators with instructions, activities, tools, templates, and a week-by-week structure to guide them through the process of revising their traditional face-to-face course into a blended format. The Blended Course Design Workbook includes detailed instructions for each stage of course design and can be used by faculty across disciplines and with a range of technology comfort levels.
Every component of the workbook has been piloted with faculty designing and implementing blended courses.
Based on backward design principles, The Blended Course Design Workbook provides a step-by-step course design process that emphasizes active learning and student engagement. This book will assist instructors with:
- adapting traditional face-to-face courses to a blended environment;
- developing course goals and learning objectives, assignments, assessments, and student support mechanisms with technology integration in mind;
- choosing the right technologies based on their comfort level with technology and their specific pedagogical needs;
- creating a unique course by making choices about their course design based on student learning needs for their chosen topic and discipline.
The Blended Course Design Workbook is a comprehensive guide for faculty and administrators to designing effective and student-centered blended courses.
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