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.
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Below is the schedule for the Blended Learning Circle. In-person meetings (every other week) will alternate with online activities; 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.

Meeting 1: Models for Blended Course Design and Setting Goals

In Person Meeting: September 24, 3:30 – 4:30 OR September 26, 2:30 – 3:30 PM

ONLINE: Reading and Online Activities during following week

Meeting 2: Course Design, Blended Activities and Blended Courses 
In Person Meeting: October 1, 3:30 – 4:30 or October 3, 2:30 – 3:30 PM

ONLINE: Reading and Online Activities during following week

Meeting 3: Blending for Online 
In Person Meeting: October 15, 3:30 – 4:30 or October 17, 2:30 – 3:30 PM

ONLINE: Reading and Online Activities during following week

Meeting 4: Blending for the Classroom
In Person Meeting: October 29, 3:30 – 4:30 or October 31, 2:30 – 3:30 PM

ONLINE: Reading and Online Activities during following two weeks
Attend sessions on blended learning at the Focus on Teaching and Technology Conference on November 13-14, 2014

Meeting 5: Communication, Feedback, and Engagement Strategies
In Person Meeting: November 19, 3:30 – 4:30 or November 21, 2:30 – 3:30 PM

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