Ten Ways to Improve Blended Course Design
The Most Cost-Effective Way to Deliver Quality Learning
There’s good news for university administrators agonizing over online learning versus face-to-face (F2F) instruction.
With Blended Course Design, you can get the best of both worlds, a synergistic combination that can help you reduce costs while improving the quality of learning.
Blended Course Design combines online learning and F2F instruction, and you can discover how to make it work at your school by participating in Magna’s video Online Seminar Ten Ways to Improve Blended Course Design.
Ike Shibley, Ph.D., shows you why Blended Course Design is an effective option for today’s educational institutions.
Blended Course Design:
- Solves physical space issues. With capital construction projects put on hold, Blended Course Design can help you work effectively with the space you have, while allowing for enrollment growth.
- Enables students to work more and enjoy greater flexibility. Tuition costs continue to increase, which is driving more students into the workplace. Blended Course Design provides them with the flexibility they need to hold down a job while still pursuing an education.
- Provides today’s most effective education model. A 2009 Department of Education report suggested that Blended Course Design offers the greatest change for student success in a course.
- Is an expected choice for a new generation of students. Today’s student is online, and expects their services to be on-demand. This is a format readily accepted and expected by new students
What people are saying about this online seminar:
"Very useful information for both online and F2F portions. Presenter was dynamic in presentation and was not just another talking head. He practiced what he taught."
"It is well worth your time. Great way to engage students and provide student-centered learning."
"Good return on investment."
"Many helpful ideas here."
"Excellent presenter who is knowledgeable and inspirational. A true role model of online/onsite teaching."
"The speaker was engaging. The 90 minutes went by quickly. Everyone left feeling like they came away with good ideas."
The use of Blended Course Design will allow teachers to imaginatively redesign any course to fit the needs of the learner, while reducing the space constraints of an institution.
By the end of seminar, you’ll be able to:
- Decide which courses are good candidates for Blended Course Design.
- Transform your current courses into blended courses.
- Understand which learning activities work best online and which are most effective F2F.
- Create a class guide to help organize the course.
Is it too good to be true? Hardly.
Blended Course Design is the natural result of a changing educational landscape.
With careful planning and an up-front investment of time and expertise, Blended Course Design delivers a cost-effective, quality-laden educational model for the present and the future.
Who Should View
This seminar is designed for any college or university. Key staff members to view include:
- Course Developers
- Instructional Designers
About Your Instructor
Dr. Ike Shibley
Ivan A. Shibley, Jr. (Ike) is associate professor of chemistry at Penn State Berks, a small four-year college within the Penn State system. Ike became involved in blended learning as part of an 18-month project to completely redesign a general chemistry course. The course has now been delivered in a blended format for three years with an average GPA almost 25% higher than previous years. Ike recently redesigned a nutrition course that was taught in a blended format which met only half the number of hours of a traditional course with comparable grades.
Running Time: 90 minutes
Video with PowerPoint
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- Supplemental materials
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