Glamour shot style lecture hall and online learning overlay.

As Iowa faces the challenge of larger undergraduate enrollments in the future, balancing sustained academic excellence and the effective use of University facilities will become increasingly critical to our institutional success.

Through careful course design and use of teaching technologies, blended learning combines the strong benefits of face-to-face classroom teaching and purposeful online learning activities, and can enable both enhanced academic engagement and the reduction of “seat time” in a physical classroom environment. Researchers have found that students in blended learning conditions performed better than those in face-to-face courses (e.g., Means et al., 2010). 

On Friday October 16 and Friday October 23, 12:00 - 1:30 pm, the Center for Teaching will provide a two-part workshop “How to Design and Teach a Blended Learning Course.” The workshop will focus on how best to design a blended course, including strategies for creating student-centered teaching and learning experiences. Participants will develop a course design document and share it during the workshop.

Further Reading

Bernard, R., Borokhovski, E., Schmid, R., Tamim, R., & Abrami, P. (2014). A meta-analysis of blended learning and technology use in higher education: from the general to the applied. Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 26(1), 87-122.

Means, B., Toyama, Y., Murphy, R., Marianne, B., & Karla, J. (2010). Evaluation of evidence-based practices in online Learning: A meta-analysis and review of online learning studies. US Department of Education, Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development. Washington, DC.

Means, B., Toyama, Y., Murphy, R., & Baki, M. (2013). The effective of online and blended learning: A meta-analysis of the empirical literature. Teachers College Record, 115(3), 1 – 47.

How to Design and Teach a Blended Learning Course REGISTER
October 16 & October 23, 12:00 - 1:30 pm 
Main Library 1140 TILE