Blended Learning Transformation Initiative
Student learning attributed to a blended course design makes a compelling case for the investment of bringing such courses to life. This site provides examples of the “Evidence of Success” of courses developed as part of an effort to support faculty redesigns of residential courses in a blended format.
Penn State’s Blended Learning Transformation Program (BlendLT) is a professional development and course transformation program designed and facilitated by Teaching and Learning with Technology. BlendLT is designed to support Penn State faculty who want to blend an existing residential course. The program is structured around a three-pronged approach that includes professional development, instructional design, and assessment support.
The professional development portion is a 6-module short-course which is, itself, blended. Participants engage with one another face to face and online, together and independently, as they consider topics such as mix maps, blueprints, student-centeredness, assessment, and quality criteria. Instructional design support is offered throughout the program, as each participant is assigned an instructional designer to assist in realizing the blended course design plan. Assessment support is provided for course-level assessments (e.g., projects, exams, mid-semester feedback) as well as for overall evaluation of the impact of the new course on student learning.
It is this latter topic which is the focus of Evidence of Success. This site contains examples of evidence of success, as each tells a story of how a blended course solved pedagogical challenges for faculty and led to improved performance for students.
For more information on how to get involved in this program to blend one of your courses, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Blended Course Transformations
Finding Finance Success Through Blended Learning
College of Agricultural Sciences
Blending Microorganisms in Food
College of Education
College of Health and Human Development
Mary Dean Coleman
Recipe for Success: The Science Behind Cooking with a Blended Course