The Blended Course Design Workbook: A Practical Guide available in Paperback
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- Stylus Publishing, LLC
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.
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About the Author
Kathryn E. Linder is an avid writer and researcher with a passion for process and peeking behind the scenes at what it takes to be a successful academic. Currently, she hosts two weekly solo podcasts (You’ve Got This and The Anatomy of a Book), a weekly interview-based podcast (Research in Action), and a seasonal podcast (AcademiGig) co-hosted with Dr. Sara Langworthy. Katie also writes a weekly essay series.
Her most recent book is The Blended Course Design Workbook: A Practical Guide.
Katie is also the director of the Oregon State University Ecampus Research Unit and an associate editor for the International Journal for Academic Development.
For the past several years, Katie’s work has focused on blended course design best practices, institutional supports for accessible online learning, and research literacy for scholarship of teaching and learning practitioners and distance education stakeholders. She speaks on topics related to writing and publication; creativity and productivity; self-promotion and personal branding, and teaching and learning with technology.
Currently, Katie is under contract for her fourth book Going Alt-Ac: A Guide to Alternative Academic Careers (co-authored with Kevin Kelly and Tom Tobin). She is also the editor of the Thrive Online series.
Table of Contents
Tables, Figures, and BoxesAcknowledgmentsIntroduction: Why Blended, Why Now?1) Fundamentals of Blended Teaching and Learning2) Writing Course Goals and Learning Objectives With Danny Fontaine3) Assessing Student Learning in Your Blended Course4) Online Assessment Tools With Linda Bruenjes5) Designing Effective Learning Activities6) Mapping Your Blended Course7) Getting to Know Your Learning Management System With Sarah Smith8) Creating Social Presence in Your Blended Course With Victoria Wallace9) Finding Resources Online10) Creating Multimedia Resources11) Mobile Devices, Apps, and Social MediaWith Victoria Wallace12) The Blended Course Syllabus13) Preparing Your Students for SuccessConclusion: Getting Ready to LaunchGlossaryAppendicesReferencesAbout the ContributorsIndex