Blended Learning in Large-Enrollment Courses
This presentation will describe the evolution of a 500-student Introductory Psychology course at San Diego State University over the past five years. The process of redesigning a fully face-to-face traditional lecture course for blended learning began in the fall of 2006 and involved replacing face-to-face lectures with synchronous online sessions. Face-to-face course activities include traditional lectures infused with extensive use of clickers and multimedia; live online sessions include minilectures, polling questions, application sharing, and demonstrations. Evaluation findings, including course grades and student satisfaction ratings, will be presented and the creative use of blended learning strategies to address massive budget cuts at the departmental level will be highlighted.
Lecturer, San Diego State University