EDUCAUSE, an organization at the front of innovation in teaching and learning in the digital environment, recently recognized Ivy Tan (CTL Instructional Design Specialist) as a Blended Learning Designer. To earn the credential, Tan completed a five-week blended-learning seminar facilitated by the University of Central Florida and then submitted an e-portfolio for review by a team of national experts.
The learning experience modeled best practices for blended, or hybrid, learning and required Tan to engage in different learning activities in both synchronous and asynchronous environments, including blogging, social networking, assignment design and reflective writing. The experience extends Tan’s expertise in instructional design by concentrating on the current educational environment and innovative tools for extending the traditional classroom’s reach.
As blended learning (the strategic combination of face-to-face and online learning experiences) grows in popularity among educators around the world, it’s more important than ever to understand how to design effective courses in this mode.
To learn more about blended learning or designing courses and/or assignments for blended or traditional learning, contact Ivy Tan or the Center for Teaching & Learning.