The Blended Course Design Workbook: A Practical Guide

The Blended Course Design Workbook: A Practical Guide

by Kathryn E. Linder


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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. Most recently, “flipped” classrooms have become a popular method for teaching because more time for active learning in-class can be gained by moving content delivery such as lecture to outside-of-class homework using technology tools such as video or lecture capture. 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 meets the need for a user-friendly resource that provides faculty members and administrators with instructions, activities, tools, templates, and deadlines to guide them through the process of revising their traditional face-to-face course into a blended format.

Providing a step-by-step course design process that emphasizes active learning and student engagement, this book will help instructors adapt traditional face-to-face courses to a blended environment by guiding them through the development of course goals and learning objectives, assignments, assessments, and student support mechanisms with technology integration in mind. It will also help instructors choose the right technologies based on an instructor’s comfort level with technology and their specific pedagogical needs. The book will help each instructor who uses the text to develop a unique course by making choices about their course design based on student learning needs for their chosen topic and discipline. Every component of the workbook has been piloted with faculty designing and implementing blended courses and then revised to better meet the needs of faculty across a range of comfort levels with technology use.

The Blended Course Design Workbook includes detailed instructions for each stage of course design alongside specific activities that the reader can complete. The book is unique because it facilitates a step-by-step process for blended course design with specific templates and tools that can be used across disciplines.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781620364352
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 11/11/2016
Edition description: Workbook
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Kathryn E. Linder is the Research Director for Extended Campus at Oregon State University. Katie is also the author of Rampage Violence Narratives (2014). Some of her more recent journal publications can be found in Innovative Higher Education and the Journal of Open, Distance, and e-Learning.

Table of Contents

The Author
Introduction: Why Blended, Why Now?

1) Fundamentals of Blended Teaching and Learning
2) Writing Course Goals and Learning Objectives--Danny Fontaine
3) Assessing Student Learning in Your Blended Course
4) Online Assessment Tools--Linda Bruenjes
5) Designing Effective Learning Activities
6) Mapping Your Blended Course
7) Getting to Know Your Learning Management System--Sarah Smith
8) Creating Social Presence in Your Blended Course--Victoria Wallace
9) Finding Resources Online
10) Creating Multimedia Resources
11) Mobile Devices, Apps, and Social Media--Victoria Wallace
12) The Blended Course Syllabus
13) Preparing Your Students for Success

Conclusion: Ready to Launch

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