Winter 2016 Blended/Online Learning Workshop Syllabus
The goal of this five-week workshop is to take the participants through the planning, design, and implementation process of creating a blended/online course, and give them the ability to create blended/online materials and/or courses on their own. Full syllabus will be provided to workshop participants. Syllabus and schedule subject to change.
Each facilitator is available by appointment.
- Andrew Blick, Extended Education, CH 302, 650-2841, Andrew.Blick@wwu.edu
- Justina Brown, CIIA, HH 154F, 650-7210, Justina.Brown@wwu.edu
- Kevin Dixey, ATUS, HH 154B, 650-7225, Kevin.Dixey@wwu.edu
- Curt Pavia, Extended Education, CH 302, 650-4043, Curt.Pavia@wwu.edu
A wide variety of digital content will be provided. Content or links to content will be found within the workshop site and/or in the Workshop Resources. For an overview, see the Schedule.
The goals for this workshop are for participants to:
- Be better prepared to deliver a course via blended and/or online learning format
- Be familiar with blended/online learning best practices, examples, and open-source resources
- Chunk course content for manageable delivery
- Align objectives with content, learning tasks, and assessments
- Utilize online activities that connect learners to each other and authentic experiences
- Develop process for continual course improvement
- Use tools in the learning management system (Canvas) effectively
- Be prepared to use the support systems on campus
After completing this workshop, participants will be able to:
- Describe the benefits and outcomes of blended/online delivery
- Use instructional design strategies to plan, organize, and implement course content
- Develop an action plan to prepare to teach in a blended/online format
- Experience a blended course including interactive activities and collaborative tools
- Identify best practices, examples, WWU support, and open-source resources
- Develop materials for use in future blended/online courses:
- Syllabus appropriate for blended delivery
- Faculty/student communication guidelines and technology requirements
- Course assignments
- Course content using appropriate media
- Review strategies for assessing the effectiveness course, content, and activities
We estimate that you will need to spend around 5 hours per week on workshop tasks, assignments, and readings. This time does not include additional time that you may spend during winter quarter on the development of your course. In order to receive the certificate and stipend, you will be required to successfully complete the following tasks:
Blended/Online Course Development and Design Workshop
Blended/Online Course Revision and Redesign Workshop
Course activities and assignments subject to change.
See the Workshop Schedule for workshop themes.
- Blended Learning Planning Info (original planning worksheet, 2012), Bellingham, WA: Western Washington University
- Blended/Online Learning Workshop Report 2013, Bellingham, WA: Western Washington University
- Blended/Online Learning Workshop Survey 2013, Bellingham, WA: Western Washington University
Blended Learning Toolkit. Orlando, FL: University of Central Florida
Boettcher, J., & Conrad, M. (2010). The Online Teaching Survival Guide: Simple and Practical Pedagogical Tips. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
Grunert O'Brien, J., Millis, B., & Cohen, M. (2008). The Course Syllabus: A Learning-Centered Approach. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
Frye, R., McKinney G., & Trimble, J. (2007). Tools and Techniques for Course Improvement: A Handbook for Course Review and Assessment of Student Learning (pages 114-124). Bellingham, WA: Western Washington University.
McGee, P. & A. Reis (2012) Blended Course Design: A Synthesis of Best Practices in Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks (16.4).
Teaching Tips: Course Syllabus Guidelines. Bellingham, WA: Western Washington University