Blended Teaching and Learning: Community-sourced Insights from Accelerate 2017
Concurrent Session 6
This presentation will build upon our 2017 OLC Accelerate workshop with curated insights from participants in order to frame blended learning in the context of institutional change management. Attendees will be guided through resource-sharing and networking opportunities as we explore successes and challenges related to developing blended curricula.
The 2017 New Media Consortium’s Horizon Report says blended learning “is on the rise at universities and colleges. The affordances blended learning offers are now well understood, and its flexibility, ease of access, and the integration of sophisticated multimedia and technologies are high among the list of appeals” (Adams Becker, et al., 2017, p. 4). This learning model is indeed on the rise at many colleges and universities, and blended courses, even whole programs, are not necessarily brand new innovations for many campuses. But there is still much work to be done to see the great potential of the blended model emerge, and thrive, across higher education. Blended learning is no longer the new kid on the block for many institutions, but to realize its full potential, especially scaled across an institution, we need more opportunities to share practices, strategies, and challenges.
Can we create a community change management plan to share ideas and strategies to implement blended learning?
This presentation will continue the effective-practice sharing from our OLC Accelerate 2017 workshop, which focused on implementing and growing blended-learning courses and programs. We will provide blended-learning resources and will guide attendees through networking opportunities to share change-management successes and challenges related to developing blended curricula at the institutional level.
Engagement Strategies: Participants will be encouraged to ask questions, network and add to the discussion.
Takeaways: Website and google docs will be included as part of the resources from the session. Participant will leave with a variety of resources and a network of people to help brainstorm issues.
Adams Becker, S., Cummins, M., Davis, A., Freeman, A., Hall Giesinger, C., & Ananthanarayanan, V. (2017). NMC horizon report: 2017 higher education edition. Austin, Texas: The New Media Consortium.