Blending for Student Engagement: Making the Right Choices

Tuesday, February 04 | 11:00AM–1:00PM | Court Assembly Foyer
Session Type: Professional Development
We will demonstrate that active, constructivist, and intentional approaches to blended learning are important to the development of learning activities that engage and motivate students. We will present a case study of two courses, describing an intended learning outcome and showing its alignment to assessment and learning activities. Together with participants, we will uncover the best approach to making choices between online and in-class activities and discuss which student engagement techniques work best in which medium. Participants should bring their own device to participate in constructing a shared document that will define terms, explore strategies, and document ideas and examples.

OUTCOMES: Explore the meaning of "student engagement" in a blended learning environment * Identify 3–5 blended learning strategies that have been proven to work with first-year students * Identify blended learning activities and assessments that align with the intended learning outcomes in your own course


  • John Doherty

    Head Librarian, Research and Instruction Services, Northern Arizona University
  • Kevin Ketchner

    UC Fellow, Northern Arizona University