GETTING STARTED WITH BLENDED LEARNING
The Blended Learning Toolkit – created by Blended Learning Fellowship participants – helps instructors new to blended learning develop the necessary skills to create a successful and engaging blended course. The key to this success is planning and good design. The resources below are organized around the four phases of course creation: design, develop, deliver, and evaluate. They have been created to help those new to the idea of blended learning become oriented to ideas and concepts related to blended learning and to guide them to helpful programming.
Blend@UW supports campus by helping faculty design blended courses that foster deeper, more active learning for students. The series is offered in a week-long series of half day sessions and is sponsored by DoIT Academic Technology, and co-sponsored by the College of Letters and Science Learning Support Services.
The key to a successful blended course is planning and good design. Using a backward design process in which one starts with the desired course outcomes, you can design engaging activities and assessments that support those outcomes.
Once you have designed your course, you need to start to develop the content and interactions for students. Find resources and technologies to help with your course development process.
Delivering a blended course can be a very different experience. Facilitating learning though a student-centered perspective requires new strategies and development of new skills. Find resources on how to deliver your blended course to students.
Using an iterative design process, you will continue to develop and improve your course. Even before you start to develop your course, you should be thinking about how you will evaluate the success of your course design.