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Blended learning can be transformative for students, instructors, and institutions. Students benefit from the wide range of effective online and in-person activities. Instructors can incorporate the best of all pedagogical strategies to build community and to foster student success. Institutions can leverage the flexibility of blended courses to attract and retain students and to create more equitable learning spaces for all. Blended learning has been proven to work, and there is no better time to explore and expand the possibilities of this learning modality.

Come join instructors, designers, and leaders in the field to discuss the practical approaches and theoretical prospects of blended learning.

 

Blended Learning Summit Speakers

Presenters

  • Charles Graham, Professor, Brigham Young University
  • Alvaro Hernan Galvis Panqueva, Senior Lecturer and Lead Advisor for Educational Innovations, Universidad de los Andes
  • Hassan Mohamed Selim, Professor of MIS, United Arab Emirates University
  • Dylan Barth, Senior Teaching and Learning Consultant, University of Wisconsin – MIlwaukee
  • Nicole Weber, Assistant Vice President of Learning, Online Learning Consortium
  • Abby McGuire, Title, Online Learning Consortium
  • Tanya Joosten, Director – eLearning Research and Development – Academic Affairs, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

 

Schedule

The Blended Learning Summit is open to all OLC Accelerate 2021 participants and held virtually in three parts on Tuesday, September 21. Attendees can attend one or all of the sessions, and are encouraged to bring colleagues from their leadership teams to attend as a connected cohort across the event.

All sessions are held in US Eastern Daylight Time Zone (EDT).

Part 1: September 21, 3:00pm – 3:45pm US EDT

Directions for Research on Blended Learning Practice

This interactive presentation will involve input from participants about what they feel the most pressing research questions are for the blended learning research community. Presenters will share trends related to current blended learning research as well as perspectives on blended learning research and practice from different regions around the world.

Presenter:

  • Charles Graham, Professor of Instructional Psychology & Technology, Brigham Young University
  • Alvaro Hernan Galvis Panqueva, Senior Lecturer and Lead Advisor for Educational Innovations, Universidad de los Andes
  • Hassan Mohamed Selim, Professor of MIS, United Arab Emirates University
  • Additional Author: Cher Ping LIM, Chair Professor of Learning Technologies and Innovation, The Education University of Hong Kong

Part 2: September 21, 4:15pm – 5:00pm US EDT

Blended Learning and Sustainability

The three pillars of sustainability include economic viability, social equity, and environmental action. The future of higher education depends largely on how we address these three dimensions right now. In this session, we will discuss how blended learning can help our institutions—and our world—become more sustainable.

Presenter:

  • Dylan Barth, Senior Teaching and Learning Consultant, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Part 3: September 21, 5:30pm – 6:15pm US EDT

Planning for Your Blended Future

Rooted in findings from the development of the Blended Learning Guide, this session for leaders and instructors provides strategic, data-driven, and actionable planning steps you can take to prepare yourself and your institution for the future: blended learning.

Presenters:

  • Nicole Weber, Assistant Vice President of Learning, OLC
  • Abby McGuire, Educational Researcher, OLC
  • Tanya Joosten, Director of Digital Learning Research and Development, UW-Milwaukee and the National Research Center for Distance Education and Technological Advancements (DETA) 

 

Onsite Meet-up

Like all good learning experiences, OLC is very interested in amplifying the ways that we can engage with new ideas and the community across different modalities. As such, the onsite meetups are meant to be a direct connection to the findings, ideation, and collaborations happening in the virtual summits two weeks prior. You are encouraged to attend any and all parts of the summits and the meetups, with no requirement to attend the summit to make the most of the meetups, and vice versa. We encourage you to explore both spaces as you can to contribute to the shaping of new collaborations and future calls to action for this special interest group. Excited to access both spaces? Register for an All-Access Pass to be sure to gain access to attend both!

The Blended Learning Summit Meet-up at the onsite conference atThe Blended Learning Summit Meet-up at the onsite conference at Gaylord National (Washington D.C. area) will be held on Wednesday, October 6. 

Onsite Meet-ups are located in the Speed Networking Lounge (Prince George’s A & B Exhibit Hall).   

Blended Learning Summit Meet-up: Connecting the Dots: October 6, 1:15pm – 2:00pm US EDT

Following up from the virtual blended summit, this session will examine how research, sustainability, and institutional strategies for blended learning intersect. Brief overviews of the virtual sessions will be provided to help frame the conversation. Join thought leaders and experienced practitioners for this engaging discussion about blended learning!

Moderator: 

  • Nicole Weber, AVP of Learning, OLC

 

Registration

Registration for this event is included in your conference registration –  there are no additional steps to register for these sessions other than your general conference registration. All virtual summit sessions will be recorded and made available for on-demand viewing for one (1) year post-conference.

 

More Information

Please contact Dylan Barth at djbarth@uwm.edu with any questions.

 

Planning Committee

  • Dylan Barth, Senior Teaching and Learning Consultant, University of Wisconsin – MIlwaukee