Katie Linder shares about blended course design on Teaching in Higher Ed episode 113.
Quotes from the episode
Blended learning is not just a trend, and we’re starting to see technology integrated in really intentional ways.
One of the key things is alignment … between what you’re doing outside of the classroom and inside of the classroom.
Say to your students, “I’m going to give you an activity to do, and I’m going to lay out some guidelines for it, but I’m also going to give you quite a lot of freedom.
In the online environment, [social interactions] can still happen, but they just need to happen more intentionally.
There are ways that you can build in social presence activities into a blended classroom, both face-to-face and online, that are really encouraging interactions between you and your students and between your students and each other.
Because we don’t naturally reflect, it means that we have to intentionally build in reflection for our students.
Blended Course Design Resources:
- Book site: The blended course design workbook website
- Order the book: The blended course design workbook (discount code = BCD20)
- Book handouts: The blended course design workbook handouts
- How to Design and Teach a Hybrid Course* by Jay Caulfield
- Michael Sandel’s Justice course
- Goosechase for scavenger hunts
- Journal Keeping* by Dannelle D. Stevens and Joanne E. Cooper
- Use checklists to teach more effectively and efficiently in higher ed
- Grant Wiggins’ How do you plan? On templates and instructional planning
- Episode 078: The power of checklists
- Rice Center for Teaching Excellence’s (CTE’s) course workload estimator
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