Save the dates: Blended learning seminar series begins September 19
The College of Engineering will sponsor a seminar series in fall 2012 to explore the college’s growing venture into blended learning techniques and how interested faculty and staff can participate.
This noon-hour series will be held in 1610 Engineering Hall every other Wednesday, including September 19, October 3, October 17, and October 31 (tentative), November 14, and November 28 (tentative). All College of Engineering faculty and staff are welcome to attend. The series is sponsored by the Engineering Beyond Boundaries (EB2) task force and will feature many current examples of blended learning strategies.
The college is taking a strategic approach to providing high-value electronic content and is directly supporting faculty and staff ideas through the EB2 initiative. In 2012, nine new blended learning projects involving more than two-dozen instructional partners were funded. Read more about the college-wide blended-learning strategy.
WATCH video of each seminar. Topics for the seminar series are:
- September 19 — “Blended learning in the College of Engineering: Why now?” featuring Dean Paul S. Peercy, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Steven Cramer and alumni leaders.
- October 3 — “Tools, resources and standardization in College of Engineering blended learning,” featuring Wendt Commons Director Deborah Helman and Wendt Commons staff.
- October 17 — “Firsthand experiences in blended learning,” featuring Harvey Spangler Professor of Engineering Physics Greg Moses and Chemical and Biological Engineering Professor Daniel Klingenberg.
- October 31 — "Effective engagement of off-campus students in blended courses: How it can inform on-campus blended learning," featuring Engineering Professional Development Professor Phil O'Leary, Faculty Associate Wayne Pferdehirt and instructional design and technology specialist Mark Millard.
- November 14 — "Firsthand experiences in blended learning," featuring Duane H. and Dorothy M. Bluemke Professor and Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering John Booske and Faculty Associate Michael Morrow.
- November 28 — "A tale of two videos: The 100,000-student MOOC and the hidden factor," featuring Scott Page, the Leonid Hurwicz collegiate professor of complex systems, political science, and economics at the University of Michigan. Download the PDF announcement of this seminar.
For more information about the series, contact Steven Cramer at (608) 265-2001, firstname.lastname@example.org.