Transitioning to a Blended Learning Environment

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3 Units
Online Self-Paced

Course Description

Combine In-Person and Online Instruction for a Blended Learning Environment

Research has shown that the blended learning environment can be a challenge for educators of all levels and subject areas. In this course you will develop a deep understanding of how to successfully teach in a blended environment. Through digital media, online applications, activities, projects, research, readings, videos, and discussions, you will determine how you will leverage blended learning to to meet the needs of your students.

Course Details

Number of Units:  3.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend:  This course provides continuing education for teachers K-12 and higher education of any subject who find themselves wanting to make a transition to blended learning easier and less disruptive to student learning.

Course Materials:  No text requirement.

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Course Date Units Price
EDU-X713P – 004 Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled 3 $489

Transitioning to a Blended Learning Environment

Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled
Online Self-Paced
Jenifer Fazy

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What You Will Learn

  • Describe, show, and establish daily routines in blended environments
  • Implement best practices and netiquette in blended learning environments
  • Establish consistent student communication and engagement in blended learning environments
  • Describe and show the difference between synchronous & asynchronous learning
  • Create and implement learning and individual checkpoints in blended learning environments
  • Create and implement summative and formative assessments in the blended learning environment
  • Implement, provide and identify feedback in the blended learning environment
  • Use data to create lessons in the blended environment
  • Transition to a blended learning environment


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Online Self-Paced

Our online self-paced courses are similar to online fixed-date courses, but are designed to give you a six-month period from time of enrollment to complete all assignments. Like fixed-date courses, online self-paced courses are asynchronous, meaning that you can work on your assignments anytime; the difference being there are no assigned due dates in self-paced courses. Your instructor will provide feedback via written responses on your assignments and exams. Grades are based on completed projects, assignments and exams.

How is the self-paced course structured? Like fixed-date courses, online self-paced courses are asynchronous meaning that you can work on your assignments anytime; the difference being there are no assigned due dates in self-paced courses. The content is divided into three or seven learning modules. Each module will cover one or more topics. Within each of the learning modules, you can expect the following components:

  • Module introduction that outlines what you can expect to learn in the module.
  • Required readings (textbook, articles, journals, websites, etc.) and presentations (audio and/or video).
  • Assignments (which may include: written assignments, quizzes, blogs, etc.) based on the readings and presentations.
  • Module conclusion to review the topics and what you should have learned.
  • Typically, there is a final project, paper, or exam due in the last module that culminates all of the topics covered in each of the learning modules. You’ll find that the design of the learning modules has a rhythm to help you manage your time in the course.

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I learned a great deal by taking this course

My experience with the course was fantastic. The course was easy to follow and I like how the modules flowed. My instructor was very knowledgeable, positive and provided immediate feedback for each assignment. I am using my knowledge from the course in my profession.