The BlendKit Open Professional Development Model: Lessons Learned and the Next Offering
Through three iterations, the BlendKit open course has emerged as a model of professional development engagement for higher education faculty and designers around the world. While MOOCs based on traditional university curricula may be undertaken as sources of professional development, the BlendKit course was designed specifically for the professional development of those in higher education preparing to design and teach blended learning courses. An emphasis on flexibility and relevance has resulted in positive outcomes. Come find out what we've learned and how you can participate!
OUTCOMES: Understand the challenges of maintaining engagement in an open professional development course * Identify engagement strategies from this course relevant to your own setting * Review data related to BlendKit participants' expectations and participation * Consider the affordances of participating in or designing such a course
Executive Director, Center for Distributed Learning, University of Central Florida