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This course presents foundational information about blended learning, including definitions, strategies, examples, and reflective activities primarily presented in multimedia format. The goal of the course is for teachers and administrators to have a basic understanding of the different forms of blended learning and how they might integrate them into courses they provide to student populations they currently serve as well as those they would like to begin serving.

Note: This course is intended for educators who have either already completed the three IDEAL Expanding Access modules or have experience working in distance education models. It will not be facilitated; however, an end-of-course webinar will provide you with the opportunity to ask questions and share ideas with colleagues and Distance Education PD Specialist Diana Satin.


    This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • Administrators and instructors who have already completed the three IDEAL Expanding Access modules
  • Those who have experience implementing distance education and want to explore blended learning options

This course was developed by the IDEAL Consortium, a nationally respected organization that helps member states establish quality, innovative distance education programs.

The total time for this PD activity is approximately 4.5 hours, depending on your pace and style of learning, and including the optional hour of coaching. We estimate the time as follows:

  • 3 hours: The online course will run between August 19 and September 2, 2020.
  • 1.5 hours: An end-of-course webinar for sharing and review will be held on September 2 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. This webinar is a required part of this course. You will not register separately; by registering for the course you will automatically be registered for the final webinar and we will send you the information for how to log on.
    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to:

  • Define blended learning
  • List the benefits of blended learning
  • Develop ideas for what the hallmarks of blended learning might look like within your teaching and with your students
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United States

PD Center
SABES Program Support PD Center - Digital Literacy and Distance Education
Topic Area
Digital Literacy