Course Activity and Digital Badge

Each registered participant will develop one activity that employs various concepts and strategies introduced in the course. Participants will be asked to complete assignments between the course segments that support the learning objectives and will receive feedback and constructive critique from the facilitators on how to improve and shape their work. Participants who successfully complete the entire activity will receive an EDUCAUSE digital badge recognizing their accomplishment.

Schedule and Activities

Session 1: A Case for Blended Learning Design within an Active Learning Framework

Lead Presenter: Rohan Jowallah
August 8, 2018, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

This workshop will focus on defining the key principles of blended learning and active learning.


  • Articulate a position or philosophy of blended learning
  • Utilize research when establishing the benefits of blended learning and the active learning framework
  • Identify successful case studies on blended learning implementation within an active learning framework


  • Individual: SWOT analysis on assessing your pathways for a blended learning initiative (e.g., a module)
  • Group discussion: Discuss SWOT
  • Individual: Create an action plan

Session 2: Seamlessness: Applying Active Learning Principles within a Blended Learning Course Design

Lead Presenter: Sue Bauer
August 15, 2018, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

This workshop will focus on strategies for creating seamlessness in transitioning in blended courses.


  • Articulate strategies for transitioning within the blended learning environment
  • Discuss active learning strategies for blended learning
  • Examine assessment strategies for blended learning
  • Apply the principles of active learning within your course (or module)


  • Individual: Completed mix map
  • Individual: Completed interactive worksheet
  • Group discussion: Select strategies and provide rationale

Session 3: The Quality in the Blend: Applying Quality Indicators in Blended Courses

Lead Presenter: Corrinne Stull
August 22, 2018, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

This workshop will focus on how participants can apply research strategies to enhance engagement in their blended course. The workshop will also cover key indicators for a quality blended course.


  • Apply technology tools to engage and sustain active learning
  • Identify facilitation strategies to engage and sustain active learning
    • Establish teaching persona
  • Apply research strategies to enhance blended learning courses (e.g., student surveys)
    • Collecting
    • Evaluating
  • Articulate the key indicators for a quality blended courses


  • Group discussion: Discuss strategies for engaging active learning
  • Individual: Create an action plan for moving forward