Dear Commons Community,
If you have registered for Online Learning Consortium’s ACCELERATE Virtual Conference, I will be on a panel today with colleagues, Patsy Moskal, Tanya Joosten, and Chuck Dziuban, entitled, Research on the Blended University: Past, Present and Future! Here is a blurb from the abstract for our session:
“Blended learning appeared in the late 1990s and early 2000s as an offshoot of the fully online learning movement. In 2020, the COVID-10 pandemic resulted in the rapid deployment to remote instruction, forcing many with little experience to embrace teaching online, albeit via Zoom. All indications are that many of those new-to-online will embrace some form of “blended” learning, post-pandemic, merging the best of their online experiences with the return-to-campus, ‘live’ instruction. In addition to instruction, many university processes are also experiencing a surge in blending online and live elements in other facets of the academy, including hybrid work, libraries, support, textbooks, advising, and others. In essence, the pandemic has fast-tracked the move to a “blended university.”
If you are registered for this conference, please stop by. It is scheduled for 11:15 am – 12:00 pm.