What is Blended Learning?
Utah State University implemented a course delivery method called, “Blended.” The Blended format definition is:
The course is taught both in-person/IVC and online. The online (asynchronous) components reduce the time traditionally spent in the in-person or IVC setting.
Participation is between 21 and 79 percent online (asynchronous) with the remainder being In-person or IVC (synchronous).
How Can I Blend My Course?
An online application/checklist for faculty members who wish to teach a course as Blended is available. The checklist includes:
- acknowledgement of communication between the faculty member, department head (Campus administrator), department (Campus) scheduler, and the Registrar’s Office;
- assistance from the Center for Innovative Design and Instruction (CIDI) to develop a Blended course using best practices, resources and proven instructional techniques (also to ensure that accreditation standards are met);
- course type designation in Banner as “Blended” so students know at the time of registration.
Once the electronic form is complete, it will be sent to CIDI (for instructional design support follow-up as well) and to the Campus Scheduler or Registrar's Office for traditional courses and AIS for IVC courses. The instructor is asked to seek Department Head (and Regional Campus Dean) approval before developing and offering a Blended course.
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