Evidence-based Practices in Blended Course Design

Thursday, August 1

Session 2 – 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Location: MU: Stouffer Lounge

Based on principles from “The Blended Course Design Workbook: A Practical Guide”, participants in this workshop explore best practices for transitioning a course from a traditional, face-to-face environment to one that is blended. Key takeaways: * A practical guide for writing course goals and objectives * Three strategies for developing aligned learning activities and assessments * Ideas for effectively leveraging technology for student success * Practice using evidence-based backward design methods.

Presented by
Katie Linder, Katie Linder Consulting, LLC,

Presenter Bio(s)
Dr. Katie Linder is an avid writer and researcher with a passion for process and peeking behind the scenes at what it takes to be a successful academic. She is the creator of the Radical Self-Trust Podcast Channel and the host of a weekly interview-based podcast called Research in Action. Katie’s most recent book is “Managing Your Professional Identity Online: A Guide for Faculty, Staff, and Administrators.” Currently, she directs the Oregon State University Ecampus Research Unit and serves as an associate editor for the “International Journal for Academic Development.” For the past several years, Katie’s work has focused on blended course design best practices, institutional supports for accessible online learning, and research literacy for scholarship of teaching and learning practitioners and distance education stakeholders. She speaks on topics related to writing and publication; creativity and productivity; self-promotion and personal branding, and teaching and learning with technology. Katie is also an Associate Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation. Katie is under contract for her fourth book “Going Alt-Ac: A Guide to Alternative Academic Careers” (co- authored with Kevin Kelly and Tom Tobin) to be released in 2019. She is also the editor of a forthcoming book series, “Thrive Online”, due for release from Stylus Publishing in 2019.

Session Type: Best Practices / Lessons Learned | Learner Engagement | Presentation (50 min.)