Blended learning, which combines face-to-face and online instruction, is becoming increasingly popular. By recognizing both the opportunities and challenges of this modality, this workshop provides the rationale and the initial strategies to guide the transition from fully face-to-face or fully online courses to blended instruction. In this workshop, we will cover what blended learning is, and is not, and we will look at the pros and cons of different blended learning course structures. There are many variations of blended delivery, from coupling in-person instruction with online asynchronous content delivery to delivering all content online, both synchronously and asynchronously.
You will have the opportunity to reflect on whether blended learning is a suitable modality for your course and begin to develop a blended learning strategy based on the latest research.
After you attend the workshop, remote follow-up on an individual basis will be available for any questions or doubts.
Daria Mizza, PhD, will facilitate this workshop. She is the blended learning consultant with the Center for Teaching Excellence and Innovation.
By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:
- Define the concept of a blended/hybrid learning environment, as opposed to an online, virtual, and dual-delivery environment.
- Differentiate what a blended course is and what it is not.
- Based on evidence from the latest research, determine whether blended learning can be a good fit for each participant's teaching context.
- Keeping in mind a potential blended course, each participant may teach, choose between Content Back-loading and Content Front-loading course structures.
A variety of resources will be presented throughout the workshop (articles, websites, videos, etc.).
When: Tuesday, April 11, 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Where: Hybrid: Homewood in Brody Learning Commons 2030/40, and via Zoom
Who: Faculty, graduate students, postdocs, and staff from all Hopkins schools/divisions