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Advanced Blended/Hybrid Learning Design and Practice

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Description

Course goes to greater length and greater depth than the intro level blended class to examine different models and practices of effective blended/hybrid learning

Audience

Postbaccalaureate level administrators and educators with a working knowledge or experience in blended/hybrid learning

Topics

Learning Theory and Blended Learning applications Approaches to Teaching Blended Courses Choosing appropriate Technologies for Blended Learning Maintaining and updating the design of a Blended Course

Outline

Module 1 - Module 2 - Module 3 - Module 4 -

Goals

Participants will be able to implement new blended learning programming or modify existing program

Objectives

Link research to design of hybrid learning courses Appropriately select technologies and implementation models for blended hybrid learning Present talking points and arguments for effective champion role in blended learning

Length

Eight weeks

Prerequisites

Experience in implementation of one or more blended/hybrid courses, graduate study in blended/hybrid learning

Requirements

Participants will be expected to engage in the course at least two to three times per week, every week.

Delivery

Courses delivered online in an and asynchronous format in the Illinois online network MVCR moodle system

Workload

Participants should expect to spend 5-8 hours per week engaged in reading, research, and participation.

Credit Options

Taking a course for CEUs:
Registration for this course is open to the general public, but there is a registration fee for participants who are not faculty members of the University of Illinois. The fee is determined by the number of contact hours and online discussion requirements for the course. To view the fee schedule for a specific section of this course, visit the Schedule and click on the link for that section (e.g. AB1421).

Taking a course for Graduate Credit through the University of Illinois at Springfield (UIS):
Most of our courses except the Advanced Online Seminars may be taken for graduate courses through UIS. You do not pay twice if you choose this route. You pay only the tuition associated with UIS enrollment. If you enroll through UIS, you need to follow the instructions. You do not register through this ION site.

Fees

A fee is incurred for anyone enrolled in an Advanced Online Seminar, although there is a discount for ION members. (Only Diamond level ION partners are exempt.) The fee is determined by the number of contact hours and online discussion requirements for the course. To view the fee schedule for a specific section of this course, visit the Schedule and click on the link for that section (e.g. TM1051).

Taking a course for Graduate Credit through the University of Illinois at Springfield (UIS):
Most MVCR courses [not the Advanced Online Seminars] may be taken for graduate credit through UIS. You do not pay twice if you choose this route. You pay only the tuition and fees associated with UIS enrollment. If you choose to enroll through UIS, you need to follow the instructions. You do not register through this site.

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Taking Courses for Academic Credit

Most 8-week MVCR courses can also be taken for academic credit through the University of Illinois at Springfield.

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Suggested Tracks

Instruction Centric

  • Online Learning
  • Instructional Design
  • Student Assessment
  • Encouraging Comm.
  • Elective
  • Practicum

Technology Centric

  • Online Learning
  • Technology Tools
  • Instructional Design
  • Student Assessment
  • Elective (Multimedia or Sims, Labs, Games, and VR)
  • Practicum

Support Professional

  • Online Learning
  • Instructional Design
  • Student Assessment
  • Universal Design
  • Elective (Supporting Students, Copyright, Global eLearning, Blended/Hybrid, Librarians Collaborating, Multimedia Principles)
  • Practicum

COLA - track

  • Administration Seminar
  • Quality Assurance
  • Issues and Strategies in Faculty Training
  • Supporting Students Online

Choose one of the following three for your elective:

  • Administration of Online Programs
  • Copyright
  • Blended - Hybrid Learning Design and Instruction
  • Practicum for Administrators
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"The thing I liked most about this course was the interaction with the other students."     

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The MVCR program won the Award for Excellence in ALN Faculty Develop-ment (in conjunction with other ION programs) from the Sloan-consortium in 2002. One of our instructors won the WebCT Exemplary Online Course Award for an MVCR course as well.

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