Modeling the Mix: Faculty Development for Blended Teaching and Learning

Tuesday, March 19 | 8:30AM–9:15AM ET | Room 555
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Interactive Presentation
URI's Blended Teaching & Learning Initiative (BTLI) is a four-week faculty development workshop that models a blended course. The pilot emerged from the desire to arm faculty with strategic pedagogy and well-aligned course design, supporting EDUCAUSE's assertion that faculty development in blended and online pedagogy is a top priority for teaching and learning in higher education. We will describe URI's BTLI, showcasing the initiative's syllabus, course design template, and faculty feedback, and focus on helping session participants find the best mix of face-to-face and online activities to model blended teaching in their own faculty development programs.

Outcomes: Learn the rationale behind modeling blended pedagogy * Identify productive activities for in-class and online learning * Adapt an in-class activity for online delivery


  • Joannah Portman-Daley

    Assistant Director, Online Education, University of Rhode Island
  • Kathleen Torrens

    Professor, University of Rhode Island