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Monday, March 12, 2018 — 1:30 PM to Monday, March 19, 2018 — 3:30 PM EDT

Course Redesign for Blended Learning (CTE732)

Part of Educational Technologies Week

Date: Monday, March 12, 1:30-3:30 pm and Monday, March 19, 1:30-3:30 pm (note: two parts on different dates)

Location: EV1 241

Facilitators: Mary Power (CTE) and Samar Mohamed (CTE)

Workshop description

Blended Learning integrates thoughtfully structured online activities into face-to-face courses. The online learning activities can include quizzes, discussion forums, peer review, interaction with course materials, and more. These activities and resources can help prepare students for in-class activities; promote their understanding of challenging course concepts; assess their retention of course concepts and skills; and foster a sense of community within the course. When the integration is thoughtfully designed, students learn more effectively and have a higher satisfaction as compared to online or traditional, face-to-face courses (Garrison & Kanuka, 2004). This workshop, comprising two 2-hour sessions (one on Monday, March 12 and Monday, March 19), will introduce the principles of blended course design and provide opportunity and support for participants to redesign an existing course, or parts of a course, to a blended mode. Participants should already have taken Course Design Fundamentals or an equivalent course design workshop; for those who have not, online pre-work will be available to get you up to speed. (120-minute session.)

Learning outcomes:

After the session, participants will be able to:

  • describe different kinds of blended learning

  • identify the advantages and challenges of developing and teaching blended courses

  • identify the technologies available for designing and creating content and activities for blended courses

  • align intended learning outcomes, assessments; and teaching and learning activities

  • create a plan for implementing a blended task and/or a blended course



The University of Waterloo is committed to achieving barrier-free accessibility for persons with disabilities who are studying, working, or visiting at Waterloo. If you have questions concerning access, such as parking, building layouts, or obtaining information in alternative formats, or wish to request accommodations for a CTE workshop or event, please contact CTE via email ( or phone (ext. 33857) and include the session’s title and date. Our workshops typically involve a mix of presentation and discussion-based activities, and we encourage a scent-free environment. We also welcome accompanying assistants, interpreters, or note-takers; notify us if accommodations are needed in this regard. Please note that some accommodations may require time to arrange.

EV1 - Environment 1
Room 241
200 University Ave West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1