The University of Central Florida and EDUCAUSE are teaming up to offer a free MOOC titled “BlendKit2014: Becoming a Blended Learning Designer.” The course starts today, April 21, and runs through May 26, 2014. Here is the course description:
Blended learning (the strategic combination of face-to-face and online learning experiences) is growing in popularity within higher education and K-12 settings around the world. The goal of BlendKit2014 is to provide assistance to faculty and instructional designers in developing and designing blended learning courses through (1) a consideration of key issues related to blended learning and (2) practical step-by-step guidance in producing materials for a blended course (e.g., developing design documents, creating content pages, and receiving peer review feedback at one’s own institution).
This course is designed for faculty, instructional technologists, librarians, and others who are interested in developing blended learning courses, and several of our colleagues from St. Olaf, Carleton, Macalester, and other liberal arts institutions are taking this course. Please join us by registering via the link below. Participants may choose to pursue an official credential, take the course for personal interest, or just follow the readings and the discussions.
(By Nancy Aarsvold, Assistant Director of Instructional Technology)