Engaging participants through online & blended learning by:
- Designing programs, curricula, courses or events;
- Promoting learning through instructor-led or self-paced webinars, workshops, seminars, or courses;
- Applying interactive, experiential and collaborative methods; or
- Developing faculty skills in online instruction and evaluation.
E-learning options can use synchronous technologies for real-time communication and exchange, or asynchronous technologies for any-time participation. Blended or hybrid options can combine online and face-to-face learning experiences.
These approaches can be flexibly combined in a variety of ways to meet the needs of the organization and participants, and make strategic use of a variety of approaches. For example, synchronous and asynchronous sessions can be sequenced to allow participants to review materials and interact with peers at their convenience, but also have a chance for immediate and lively discussion with the instructor and peers.
If it is possible to convene face-to-face, online preparation and follow-up activities can make the time together more worthwhile.
Experience & Expertise:
- Research on collaborative e-learning and e-learning theory (See Publications).
- Over 16 years as an online graduate faculty member at Capella University’s School of Business, where I developed and taught courses online, served as residency faculty, and mentored doctoral learners through the research and dissertation stages.
- Faculty development and training within institutions and through professional associations.
- Curriculum and course design experience as a consultant to online institutions including Walden University and Lynn University.
Recent Blog Posts
My online portfolio includes links to recent posts and articles, as well as instructional resources for my books.