Where's the Blend? Looking for the Pedagogy in Blended Course Design

Tuesday, February 05 | 10:15AM–11:00AM | Governor's Square 14
Session Type: Professional Development
Blended learning is more than a simple "flip" of the classroom because it requires careful planning and cautious implementation. This session presents the findings from three studies examining blended best practices, pedagogical practices, and learner preparedness. There is indication that while alignment of course components through an integration of online and face-to-face components is a priority, in actuality courses are location-driven and typically based on pedagogical templates. Most reports advocate a learner-centered approach, yet the variation in approaches indicates that learners must be prepared to adapt to different course designs in ways that acknowledge underlying requirements of the blended format.

Learning Objectives:
* Learn to identify effective practices that relate to your course priorities
* Consider layering as a strategy for organizing the blend
* Learn to articulate a strategy for designing a blend
* Learn to follow a learner-centered approach in the course redesign process


  • Patricia McGee

    Associate Professor, Emeritus, University of Texas at San Antonio