BlendDLA 2018 Registration

Program Summary

The College of the Liberal Arts invites faculty to participate in a Blended Learning (Blend) and Digital Liberal Arts (DLA) course re-design program: BlendDLA 2018. To submit a proposal for acceptance, provide the information requested and a current syllabus in the form below.

This program is born out of the college’s commitment to foster digital literacy in liberal arts faculty and students. A blended course is one in which some percentage of a residential class – anywhere between 25%-75% of the course content – is taken out of the classroom and performed online instead. Digital Liberal Arts emphasizes digital methods of knowledge production and dissemination throughout the liberal arts.

Faculty will be given the opportunity to incorporate digital technologies into their research and teaching in a collaborative and supportive environment. Be sure to review the “Program Commitment” and “Workshop Schedule” sections to ensure you are prepared to commit to the expectations for the program.

 

Program Commitment 

Modeled on the BlendLT program offered by Teaching and Learning with Technology, selected faculty will be required to:

  • Actively participate in the faculty development program which includes 5 weekly workshops;
  • Dedicate 2-4 hours per week for preparation and follow-up activities;
  • Work with an instructional designer (ID) and other resources to accomplish goals of redesigning a course to a blended or Digital Liberal Arts format;
  • Share progress with the co-hort through the Summer and Fall 2018 semesters;
  • Compile and share evidence of success with the Digital Liberal Arts community

Ultimately, the goal is to revise courses to incorporate a DLA assignment and/or a blended structure. Courses that incorporate a DLA assignment will be eligible for inclusion in the new Digital Liberal Arts minor (beginning Fall 2018).

 

Workshop Schedule: 

The BlendDLA workshops will model collaborative and project-based learning approaches to reinforce links between coursework and real-world settings. In these engaging and interactive workshops, participants will attend presentations, brainstorm ideas, and apply a number of course design strategies to the courses they plan to revise.

  1. Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., University Park: Identifying your Blended and DLA opportunities 
  2. Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 9:00 a.m.-noon, University Park: Matching Objectives to Assessments 
  3. Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., University Park: Utilizing Available Resources 
  4. Tuesday, May 29, 2018, 9:00 a.m.-noon, University Park: Assessing Your Revised Course 
  5. Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 9:00 a.m.-noon, University Park: Promoting Your Course 

Due to limited enrollment, please complete your registration before April 6th, 2018. Early registrants will be notified in mid-March.

If you have any questions, please contact Jessie Driver, jcb5021, (Office of Digital Pedagogy and Scholarship) or Aaron Mauro, amm81, (Penn State Behrend).

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