BLENDED WITH A PURPOSE: A KICKSTARTER FOR DESIGNING AND DELIVERING BLENDED COURSES

In light of the commitment in UNF's Work Plan to increase the percentage of courses offered via online delivery, and the inclusion of hybrid and distance learning courses in the University’s BOGperformance funding metrics, CIRT strives to provide support and services that facilitate the continued expansion of these courses.

 

The Blended with a Purpose Kickstarter is an introductory workshop intended to help faculty prepare a blended learning course. Blended courses combine the best practices of online and face-to-face instruction into a mix of pedagogically appropriate classroom and online learning activities consistent with the objectives of the course.

Blended Learning

 

The goal of this three-day seminar is to provide faculty with an opportunity to develop fluency in the instructional and technical strategies that support the design and delivery of blended courses.

 

CIRT invites UNF faculty who are interested in developing a blended course to apply for the Blended with a Purpose Kickstarter. Participants will engage in online and face-to-face activities to explore concepts, strategies, and tools related to blended learning. UNF faculty selected to participate and who complete all activities and assignments will receive a $1000 stipend. 

 

Application Process 

All full-time faculty are invited to apply and 15 applications will be selected based upon the degree to which the applicant articulates how the course will benefit from the use of blended learning strategies. The Blended Learning Toolkit provides a good overview of blended learning and potential benefits that may be helpful in completing an application.

 

Preference will be given to participants who have not participated in CIRT’s TOL6100 seminar. The selection process will attempt to identify participants who represent a broad range disciplines on campus.

 

Kickstarter Activities

Face-to-Face (F2F)  Dates: 

  • Friday, March 25
  • Friday, April 22 (Reading Day)
  • Friday, May 6 (Intersession)

 

Some reading and assignments will be required prior to each session.  Faculty must be available from 10 am – 4 pm on F2F days. 

 

Applications must be submitted online by February 1, 2016 and applicants will be notified by March 1, 2016.

Application Form