Center for Teaching and Learning

Blended Learning Circle


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Blended learning is the "thoughtful fusion of face-to-face and online learning experiences…such that the strengths of each are blended into a unique experience…Blended learning is a fundamental redesign that transforms the structure of, and approach to, teaching and learning" (Garrison and Vaughan, 2008). Join our learning circle of UMSL faculty who are curious about blended instruction and willing to experiment with blended techniques in future courses. Whether you plan to blend activities or your entire course is up to you. Our group will share design options, implementation techniques, and assessment strategies to keep students engaged inside the classroom and out within a single, unified course.

Below is the schedule for the Blended Learning Circle. Meetings will occur alternating weeks; you need only attend ONE in-person meeting in a given week.

Meetings will be held in CTL Conference Room, Lucas Hall 589 Lucas Hall.

Week 1: Models for Blended Course Design and Setting Goals
In Person Meeting: March 5, 3:30 – 4:30 OR March 7, 10:30 – 11:30 AM

Week 2: Reading and Online Activity (No meeting)

Week 3: Course Design, Blended Activities and Blended Courses
In Person Meeting: March 19, 3:30 – 4:30 OR March 21, 10:30 – 11:30 AM

Week 4: Reading and Online Activity (No meeting)

Week 5: Blending for Online
In Person Meeting: April 2, 3:30 – 4:30 or April 4, 10:30 – 11:30 AM

Week 6: Reading and Online Activity (No meeting)

Meeting 7: Blending for the Classroom
In Person Meeting: April 16, 3:30 – 4:30 or April 18, 10:30 – 11:30 AM

Week 8: Reading and Online Activity (No meeting)

Week 9: Communication, Feedback, and Engagement Strategies
In Person Meeting: April 30, 3:30 – 4:30 or May 2, 10:30 – 11:30 AM

Register for the Blended Learning Circle