Blended Learning Transformation

A fully supported, cohort-based program that converts traditional residential instruction courses to an innovative blended (face-to-face and online) format.

Faculty designed blended courses since Summer 2016

Students enrolled in redesigned courses since Summer 2016

Redesign courses for delivery in a blended modality

Faculty members who want to redesign their course for delivery in a blended modality can take part in the BlendLT program. BlendLT is a cohort-based engagement in which selected faculty will be given the opportunity to collaborate with peers throughout the process from the formal professional development work to the development and assessment phases.

This course consists of three important elements of support:

Faculty Development

TLT provides a formalized development program for faculty on how to design and deliver blended courses

TLT Resource Support for Redesign

TLT will provide resources such as instructional designers and media developers to support each faculty member’s redesign and development project

TLT Resources for Assessment

TLT will provide resources to assist in the assessment of the redesigned blended course to ensure solid measurement of learning outcomes

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Program Commitment

BlendLT is unique and requires commitment from TLT and the selected faculty in order to redesign a course in a blended format. Each faculty member of the cohort selected for BlendLT will need to:

  • Actively participate in the faculty development program which includes seven (7) sessions:
    • Two (2) seminars (approximately six hours each) at University Park
    • Five (5) synchronous online seminars (approximately two hours each)
  • In addition to the time in the seven seminars, apply one to three hours per week in preparation and follow-up work.
  • Partner with TLT resources to complete deliverables required for the redesigned course that will launch in the corresponding semester. This includes regularly scheduled meetings with your design team and working individually on your content and design elements.
  • Partner with TLT resources to complete all elements of the required course assessment as well as sharing your evidence of success for your blended course.

Each BlendLT participant is responsible for collaborating with our staff to achieve the agreed upon goals of the project. In addition to meeting these expectations, we ask that BlendLT faculty also:

  • Propose a session for the annual TLT Symposium
  • Participate in the creation of publications or presentations to be shared with audiences outside Penn State
  • Maintain an ongoing collaborative relationship with TLT
  • Have fun and share in a collaborative learning environment

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