11th Apr 2017, 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Student engagement and blended (hybrid) learning: What’s the connection?
Presented by Dr Norman D. Vaughan, Professor, Department of Education, Mount Royal University, Calgary, Canada
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Over the past decade, there has been an increased focus on the topic of student engagement in light of rising tuition costs and concerns about student success and retention rates. In response to these issues many educational institutions have adopted a blended (hybrid) approach to courses and programs by combining face-to-face and online opportunities for learning.
This session will explore the relationship between student engagement and a blended approach to teaching and learning: How does a blended approach to teaching and learning impact student engagement and success? The session will attempt to answer this question by presenting a series of case studies that will help you to identify strategies and tools that are appropriate for engaging students in your own teaching and learning context.
Norman Vaughan, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Education at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He has co-authored the books Teaching in Blended Learning Environments: Creating and Sustaining Communities of Inquiry (2013) and Blended Learning in Higher Education (2008) and he has published a series of articles on blended learning and faculty development. Dr. Vaughan is the Co-founder of the Blended Online Design Network (BOLD), a member of the Community of Inquiry Research Group, the Associate Editor of the International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning and he is on the Editorial Boards of numerous national and international journals. More information about Norm can be found on his personal web site at: https://sites.google.com/a/mtroyal.ca/normvaughan/