Effective Design Strategies for Blended Courses

Seminar Date: November 14, 2012 at 10:00am


Blended courses (also known as “mixed-mode” at UCF) are growing in popularity in higher education. The benefit of the blended approach is that it offers students the flexible scheduling and pacing of the online environment, along with the support of the face-to-face interaction of the classroom. However, there are unique challenges in the design of a blended course. Care must be taken to leverage the “best” of both learning environments to design a cohesive, seamless learning experience. In this brief seminar, we will explore affordances of blended learning, review models of blended learning implementation, and share practical strategies in order to maximize the integration of the face-to-face and online components in your blended courses.


Kathie Holland

Kathie Holland

Department of Management
College of Business Administration
University of Central Florida

Kathie K. Holland has been a full time instructor in the Management Department in the College of Business Administration since 2001. She enjoys teaching courses that allow her to use her background as a consultant to entrepreneurs, including How to Start a Business and Training and Development.

Aimee deNoyelles


Dr. Aimee deNoyelles is an instructional designer at UCF and facilitates faculty with the design, development, and delivery of online and mixed-mode courses. Her research focuses on blended learning, computer-mediated communication, and issues of gender.

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