Blended Learning Symposium: Navigating the Implementation of Blended Learning - Leadership and Administration Considerations

Concurrent Session 3

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Brief Abstract

In this highly interactive session, Professor Luxton will share her experiences with symposium participants. Together with local facilitator, Assistant Dean and Chief Learning Officer – Tawnya Means, participants will be taken on a journey to reflect on leadership and administration considerations when implementing blended learning programs at scale for educational transformation. 

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


Sandra Luxton has over 20 years' experience as an academic at Monash University, University of South Australia and QUT. She has held many leadership roles including Director of the Master of Marketing (online), Director of Industry Based Learning, Director of Study Tour Programs, and Manager - Undergraduate Open Learning. Sandra is widely published in journals including European Journal of Marketing, Journal of Advertising, Asia Pacific Journal of Marketing and Logistics, Australasian Marketing Journal, International Review of Retail, Distribution and Consumer Research, Journal of Food Product Marketing, Higher Education in Europe, and Australian and New Zealand Journal of Vocational Education Research. Sandra worked at BP Australia for 10 years prior to academia, and has also worked as a research consultant in Adelaide and Melbourne.
Dr. Tawnya Means is the Assistant Dean for Educational Innovation and Chief Learning Officer in the Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Prior to this role, Tawnya served as the Assistant Dean and Director of the Teaching and Learning Center for the College of Business at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Director of the Teaching and Learning Center at the Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida, leading teaching and learning support and providing faculty development programs and resources for instructional innovation and adoption of pedagogical best practices. With 20 years of experience in higher education, course design, and educational consulting, Tawnya has also taught courses in entrepreneurship, strategy, technology, and leadership in remote teams. Dr. Means received her B.S. in Education, M.S. in Educational Technology, and Ph.D. in Information Science and Learning Technologies with an emphasis on learning systems design, all from the University of Missouri. She completed the AACSB Post-doctoral bridge program in Management and Entrepreneurship at the University of Florida. Her research interests are in online and blended learning, active learning, learning space design, technology for teaching, access to digital learning resources, and faculty preparation to teach. She has long been a leader in campus initiatives and committees and actively presents at conferences and other institutions and organizations on technology-enhanced learning.

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