November 14–15, 2016 | Tampa, Florida, USA
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.
Who Should Attend
MBA: Associate deans and/or MBA program directors with an interest in starting an online MBA program or expanding/improving their existing offerings.
Undergraduate: Associate deans who are interested in expanding access to high-demand courses (e.g., marketing, finance, management, accounting, etc.) and/or beginning an upper-division online degree program.
College IT Directors and Instructional Designers: College staff whose primary responsibility is utilizing technology and/or electronic-mediated pedagogy in the delivery of graduate and undergraduate courses.
College Faculty: College faculty interested in using technology to engage students in learning in online, blended, and face-to-face courses.
This seminar requires a commitment to engage in 12 hours of pre-seminar online work that must be completed prior to the seminar. This online learning will provide the foundation for much of the work during the seminar and is not optional.
Article/Blog Interviews with the Facilitators
The Blended Campus
Along with other experts, Tawnya Means discusses how online and onsite learning are merging to give schools richer and more powerful ways to deliver education.
“Connected” Learning: Brian Ray Deconstructs Online and Blended Education
Access to online learning is becoming more and more necessary for business schools to remain relevant in this increasingly connected world. Recently we spoke with Brian Ray to gain perspective on the rationale, benefits, and future implications of online and blended education.
Fees and Registration
||Received by October 14, 2016:
||Received after October 14, 2016:
|1st and 2nd Early Member
|3rd and Subsequent Member
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