Hybrid, or blended, courses have been found to be superior in student learning to both the traditional classroom and totally online courses.   All face-to-face courses should and will be blended. Blended gives students a better learning experience. It gives you as teacher the ability to make better use of you valuable time.
With our certificate in blended instruction, you will find out the keys to developing a hybrid or blended course.  Take away the essentials of creating an online classroom experience and online options for enhancing your in-person class meetings.  Then explore the concept and practice of The Flipped Classroom and how to maximize your teacher time to maximize student learning.
 
Three courses one-month courses; Dr. John D. Meyer, Kassia Dellabough, PhD., William Draves, instructors;
$495 for all 3 courses
 
OPTIONAL, Become a Certified Blended Instructor (CBI). Just $204 extra.  Teach, or have taught, a blended class twice. It can be the same course.  Submit a two page report on your experience, get your online classroom critiqued, and have some of your students evaluate the class.  The $699 fee includes all 3 courses,  online classroom critique,  two page report, student evaluations; plus your designation and award.
 
Individual Courses
 
Advanced Teaching Online
Find out how to take classroom presentations, discussion and quizzes and put them online. Discover the wealth of online tools and activities to complement and enhance your classroom teaching and their learning. See an animation, drop-and-drop exercise, and other online tools. Learn how to convert your in-person presentations into online presentations.

Your instructor’s best selling book, Advanced Teaching Online, now in its Fourth Edition, is included. 
One month, $195, includes book; William A. Draves, instructor.
 
Developing Hybrid Courses
Whether developing a new or modifying an existing class, this four-week session will help you puzzle out how to take advantage of the best of both worlds. Use the strength of the face-to-face engagement and the power of the Internet to deliver great content, reach broader audiences and support different learning styles. The hybrid or blended classroom encourages students to learn at their own pace while also building on the unique exchanges that can happen in both the face-to-face class and online.

One month, $195; Kassia Dellabough, instructor.
 
The Flipped Classroom
The flipped classroom concept changes routine, boring education, into a vibrant exchange of ideas and group learning that makes for a fascinating and memorable experience. In this course we will explore what defines a flipped classroom, why it is important, the advantages, how to implement, and some examples of how others have benefited from this process.
 
One month, $195; John D. Meyer, instructor.
 

Question MarkAbout online learning

Online learning is a fun, enjoyable and very productive way to learn. Millions of people are learning online each year. You will engage with the instructor and other participants. You will get to know your instructor and other participants. You may make friends.  It’s easy. It’s fun. 

GearsHow the Course Works

It is easy to participate in your online course. After you register, you will be given a web address to go to get into your online classroom.  You will have a password and use your email address and password to gain access.

Once inside the online classroom, here’s what you can expect.

CalendarParticipate when you want

You can participate any time of day or evening. The online classroom is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
There are no live real-time requirements or meetings. You decide when you participate.
For the best learning, participants should log into the course on 2-3 different days of the week.

ChecklistWhat you will do

For each Unit, you will:

  • Readings are assigned for each day from the textbooks provided at registration.

  • Have the option of accessing the online readings

  • Listen to the audio presentation for the Unit and view the slides
  • Have the option of taking a self-quiz to see how much you have learned
  • Engage in written online discussion with your instructor and other participants

For best learning, you should make one or more comments at 2-3 different times each day, since it is a week long course.

The content (readings, audio lectures, slides) and self quizzes are accessible for the entire course, so you can work ahead, or go back and review again, at your convenience.

DiscussionDiscussion

The Discussion for each Unit lasts one week. All comments are made in writing and can be made at any time of the day or night.

Your instructor will log into the Discussion area at least once a day and answer questions, make comments, and respond to comments by you and the other participants.

We encourage you to make 2-3 comments each day to maximize your learning and enjoyment of the course.

It’s easy. It’s fun.

Next offering(s):

Advanced Teaching Online
February 2 - 27, 2015
April 6 - May 1, 2015
June 1 - 26, 2015
September 8 - October 2, 2015

Developing Hybrid Courses
March 2 - 27, 2015
May 4 - 29, 2015
July 6 - 31, 2015
October 5 - 30, 2015

The Flipped Classroom
April 6 - May 1, 2015
June 1 - 26, 2015
August 4 - 28, 2015
November 2 - 27, 2015

Certificate in Blended Instruction, $495 for all 3 courses, including readings.
 
Certified Blended Instructor (CBI), $699 for all 3 courses, activities, designation and awards. 

Ave. hours 48, 4.8 CEUs/ILUs

About Your Instructors
 
Kassia Dellabough describes herself as a “skeptical evangelist” when it comes to educational technology and on-line education. She started teaching on-line as an early adopter in 1997 and has been delivering courses and training faculty and administrators to develop and teach with the on-line tools since that time. Her approach to this class is to encourage individuals to focus on their unique needs and foster a strong discussion forum for sharing ideas and resources.
 
 
John D. Meyer is a pioneer in using and helping others use The Flipped Classroom.  He teaches a course on The Flipped Classroom for current and future teachers at the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Florida.
 
 
William A. Draves has been teaching others to teach online for over 15 years. He is author of Advanced Teaching Online, one of the leading books on the subject, now in its Fourth Edition. He enjoys both teaching online and also teaching in-person.  His book on teaching in-person, How to Teach Adults, is the most popular book on the subject.
 


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