Blended Learning Mastery Series: Research into Practice

Track : Online Design
Delivery Mode : Asynchronous Workshop
Levels : Intermediate,Advanced
Eligible for Online Teaching Certificate elective : Yes

The Blended Learning Mastery Series: Research into Practice aims to promote a deeper understanding of blended learning research and practice among teaching faculty members, instructional designers, and institutional executives through a discussion and critique of recent literature on blended learning. Following the Quality Scorecard for Blended Learning as a framework, the topics of the workshops include a review of recent literature and standards, institutional implementation of blended learning, evidence-based best practices, scholarship, and evaluation of blended teaching and learning. At the conclusion of the series, participants will have completed a personal action plan that includes a problem statement where areas of blended learning instruction and/or implementation can be improved, best practices to address their problem statement, and an evaluation plan for gathering data on the effectiveness of the blended learning approach.

 

Learning Objectives

  • Critique the definition of blended learning beyond content and technology using the Quality Scorecard and updated research
  • Evaluate the adoption of a blended learning curriculum at the program or institutional level
  • Assess best practices in relation to learner, instructor, and content to improve blended learning
  • Assess best practices in relation to technology, learning support, and institution to improve blended learning
  • Determine the steps needed to incorporate the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) in a blended learning project
  • Propose an evaluation strategy for gathering data on the effectiveness of your blended learning approach


Successful participants will receive a PDF certificate of completion and a digital badge of completion via Credly. Please note that badges will not be issued for programs prior to 2018.

SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THIS SERIES RESULTS IN RECOGNITION OF MASTERY IN BLENDED LEARNING.

GROUP RATES ARE AVAILABLE AT SIGNIFICANT SAVINGS FOR 5 OR MORE PARTICIPANTS. PLEASE CONTACT SALES@ONLINELEARNING-C.ORG FOR DETAILS.

At least one year of blended teaching experience, or completion of the BlendKit Readers and reflections (https://blended.online.ucf.edu/blendkit-course-readings/)

Please note that prior experience in blended learning is a required prerequisite in order to take this series.

Workshop Descriptions

Note: Each workshop is one week long. Between each workshop, there will be a three-week break to give you time to complete some self-guided research and reflect on your learning.

 

Blended Learning I: Blended Learning Revisited and New Research

In Workshop 1, we will revisit the definition of blended learning through the Quality Scorecard for Blended Learning Programs and a review of updated research published within the last five years. Participants will evaluate their campus adoption of blended learning through the institutional blended learning adoption framework. At the end of workshop 1, they will start their personal action plan by identifying a problem statement where one or more areas of blended learning instruction/implementation can be improved.

Objectives:

  • Critique the definition of blended learning beyond content and technology using the Quality Scorecard and updated research
  • Evaluate the adoption of a blended learning curriculum at the program or institutional level

 

Blended Learning II: Evidenced-Based Best Practices for Improving Blended Learning

In Workshop 2, we will highlight a number of evidence-based practices/principles emerging from recent blended learning research in relation to the Quality Scorecard. These practices include instructional and implementation strategies related to an institution, technology, course design, and learner and instructor support. At the end of this workshop, participants will select one or more best practices to address in their problem statement within their personal action plan.

Objectives:

  • Assess best practices in relation to learner, instructor, and content to improve blended learning
  • Assess best practices in relation to technology, learning support, and institution to improve blended learning

 

Blended Learning III: Scholarship of Blended Teaching and Learning

In Workshop 3, we will briefly review the concepts of the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) and identify a number of frequently used research methods and tools for incorporating SoTL into the implementation of blended instruction. At the end of this workshop, each participant will complete a blended learning personal action plan that involves one problem statement, a teaching/implementation practice to address this problem, and an evaluation plan for gathering data on the effectiveness of the approach.

Objectives:

  • Determine the steps needed to incorporate the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) in a blended learning project
  • Propose an evaluation strategy for gathering data on the effectiveness of your blended learning approach

 

Who should take this series?

  • Teaching Faculty Members (blended teaching)
  • Instructional Designers
  • Program Chairs
  • Institutional Executives

What are the key takeaways from this series?

  • Perform a critical analysis of current research and its impact towards a programmatic and/or institutional blended learning adoption strategy
  • Design a blended learning action plan outlining a problem statement, teaching/implementation practice to address a problem, and an evaluation plan to assess the effectiveness of the approach

 

March 2019 Cohort Dates (March 13 - May 15, 2019)

  • Workshop 1: March 13 - 20, 2019
  • Reflect and Apply 1: March 21 - April 9, 2019
  • Workshop 2: April 10 - 17, 2019
  • Reflect and Apply 2: April 18 - May 7, 2019
  • Workshop 3: May 8 - 15, 2019

August 2019 Cohort Dates (August 7 - October 9, 2019)

  • Workshop 1: August 7 - 14, 2019
  • Reflect and Apply 1: August 15 - September 3, 2019
  • Workshop 2: September 4 - 11, 2019
  • Reflect and Apply 2: September 12 - October 1, 2019
  • Workshop 3: October 2 - 9, 2019

$600 for members, $750 for non-members (includes all 3 workshops; Workshop Pass coupons may not be used on any Mastery Series programs)