Blended Learning Symposium: Blended and Included

Concurrent Session 5
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Brief Abstract

Blended learning provides us with more options and modalities for what we do and when we do it. This creates opportunities, but also challenges, to ensure that everyone is learning. All good teaching is inclusive teaching and blended environments have the potential to create both better and more inclusive learning. Realizing this potential, however, requires a deeper consideration of transparency, belonging, engagement and scaffolding: good blended learning can maximize all of these, but only if we design it intentionally. This presentation will provide both a framework for thinking about inclusive teaching in blended learning and specific suggestions for designing assignments, activities, and structures that will support the success of all of your students.

This onsite and live-streamed session is available only to participants registered for the Blended Learning Symposium


José Antonio Bowen has been leading innovation and change for over 40 years at Stanford, Georgetown and the University of Southampton (UK), as a dean at Miami University and SMU and as President of Goucher College. Bowen has worked as a musician with Stan Getz, Dave Brubeck, and many others and his symphony was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in Music (1985). Bowen holds four degrees from Stanford and has written over 100 scholarly articles and books, including the Cambridge Companion to Conducting (2003), Teaching Naked (2012 and the winner of the Ness Award for Best Book on Higher Education), Teaching Naked Techniques with G. Edward Watson (2017) and Teaching Change: How to Develop Independent Thinkers using Relationships, Resilience and Reflection (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2021). Bowen has appeared in The New York Times, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and has three TED talks. Stanford honored him as a Distinguished Alumni Scholar (2010) and he has presented keynotes and workshops at more than 300 campuses and conferences 46 states and 17 countries around the world. In 2018, he was awarded the Ernest L. Boyer Award (for significant contributions to American higher education). He is a senior fellow for the American Association of Colleges and Universities.

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