Blended Learning: The 21st Century Learning Environment

Join the CID on Sept 15 & 16th as we attend an Educause Focus Session titled, Blended Learning: The 21st-Century Learning Environment online from VCC. This event offers a great opportunity to learn more about blended learning environments while building a community of practice with your colleagues right here at VCC!

The goal of this focus session is to revisit the potential of blended learning instructional models, student learning outcomes, and successful implementation practices. The maturing of online learning practices and engagements has opened new possibilities for curriculum design, including both face-to-face and online learning opportunities. The ability to design a course that uniquely blends face-to-face and distributed interaction allows institutions to address learners’ specific needs and customize the learning environment rather than rely on a “one size fits all” approach. But these options lead to a variety of questions:

  • What’s the right mix of face-to-face and online?
  • How do you decide when to employ an online activity or interaction?
  • How can you best map the mix of blended elements to student needs and requirements?
  • How can these elements be orchestrated to meet a course’s learning objectives?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of various online techniques and methods?

Click here for more information about the session at the ELI website…

This event is sponsored by the Centre for Instructional Development and no registration is required. If you are interested, feel free to attend all or just parts of the sessions that fit into your schedule.

Schedule:

Wednesday September 15, 9:00AM – 2:30AM at Broadway (Room TBA)

Thursday September 16, 9:00AM – 2:30AM at Downtown (Room TBA)

All VCC employees are welcome to attend both sessions – hope to see you there!

Oh yeah, please BYOLunch

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