SEM01-Ensuring Quality in Online and Blended Programs (separate registration required)
As the demand for blended and online learning opportunities increases, so does the need to ensure quality. And with the increase in the diffusion of blended and online programming across higher education institutions, stakeholders are looking for ways to ensure the quality of the student experience. This workshop will offer a collaborative and interactive opportunity to connect with colleagues to consider and construct how the quality of blended and online programs can be ensured through faculty development and training, evidence of instructional competence, recognition of excellence, constructive evaluation and feedback, and community-building opportunities among instructors and staff.
OUTCOMES: Understand the knowledge and competencies required of faculty to teach blended and online courses and how those can be best facilitated in a faculty and instructional development program * Learn about incentives and motivational factors that will set a standard of teaching excellence across the institution * Learn about methods to scale support of blended and online initiatives through community building