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.