Driven by rapid technological advancements and challenges confronting higher education, online and blended learning have become efficient and effective platforms for providing quality business education. In this newly redesigned seminar, both new and experienced professionals will develop a clear understanding of strategies that harness pedagogy and leading-edge technology to drive innovation and achieve strategic objectives.
The seminar is particularly relevant for b-school administrators and faculty who are interested in expanding access to their MBA programs, as well as meeting the demand for undergraduate education. By participating in this seminar, administrators and faculty will gain insight on improving existing online programs and incorporating components of blended learning into face-to-face courses.
- Analyze and discuss key components necessary for successfully designing and managing online and blended education (e.g., learning design, uses of technology, intellectual property concerns, curriculum design, assurance of learning metrics, developing faculty and staff skills and buy-in, maintaining high quality standards that are aligned with the business school’s brand, etc.).
- Successfully utilize online and blended education to expand and enhance existing programs (e.g., MBA, undergraduate degree, business minor, certificate programs, etc.). Identify the information technology structure necessary for high quality delivery (e.g., staffing, equipment, university-level coordination issues, etc.).
- Examine various models for delivering online and blended learning and consider key issues in making choices about infrastructure.
- Discuss the financial challenges associated with online and blended education (e.g., launching, innovating, staffing).
- Understand how online and blended learning can increase student engagement and motivation in the traditional classroom setting.
- Gain a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities students face in online and blended learning environments.
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To learn more about the facilitators, Mark Fenton-O'Creevy (The Open University) and Tawna Means (University of Florida), click here to read their full bios.
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