Sponsor Videos

ProctorU
bluehost
Grand Canyon University

Respondus

 
Adapt Courseware
 

Conference News

Twitter LinkedIn FaceBook YouTube GooglePlus www.instagram.com/onlinelearningconsortium

Visit our Social Networking Page to find out how to become an OLC NinjaOLCC Ninja

 

Save the Date for next year: July 7-8, 2015
@ Sheraton Denver Downtown, Denver, CO

Check out the Conference Wrap-up pages

Did you miss the Conference? You can still purchase access to more than 40 recorded presentations to view at your convenience for one full year.

Missed the 11th Annual Blended Learning Conference and Workshop? No problem – you can still gain access to over 40 recorded presentations to view at your convenience for one full year. Get your virtual package here.

Download or Update the OLC Conferences Mobile App! Don't forget to click "refresh" to get the most current conference information!

Are you going to #blend14?

New for 2014! Technology Test Kitchen - BYOD to learn, explore, and share knowledge within this lab environment

Technology Test Kitchen

 

Full Program Now Posted

Blended Effective Practice Award Winners Announced

Best-in-Track Award Winners Announced - Read the Press Release

Mark Milliron, Civitas Learning, to deliver Keynote Address

Plan to Attend the Unconference Sessions
#unblend14

Unconference Session

Get the inside scoop on the event from key presenters, sponsors and OLC executives in these interviews.

 

Checkout last year's conference

Sign up for Conference Updates
 

Save the Dates

22st Annual OLC International Conference
November 16-18, 2016 | Orlando, Florida | Walt Disney World Swan/Dolphin Resort

OLC Innovate 2016 - Innovations in Blended and Online Learning
April 20-22, 2016 | New Orleans, LA | Sheraton New Orleans Hotel

A Tale of Two Courses: 101 Days to a Standards-Based Blend

#Twitter: 
#blended09865
Presenter(s)
Tawnya Means (University of Florida, USA)
Sarah Bleakney (University of Florida, USA)
Session Information
July 9, 2014 - 9:10am
Track: 
Blended Models and Course Design
Major Emphasis of Presentation: 
Innovation and Experimentation
Institutional Level: 
Universities and Four Year Institutions
Audience Level: 
All
Session Type: 
Information Session
Location: 
Plaza Ballroom F
Session Duration: 
50 Minutes
Session: 
Information Session 4
Virtual Session
Best in Track
Abstract

Participants will walk away with lessons learned, strategies for blended course design, and suggestions for implementing standards for rapidly producing high quality, large scale courses.

Extended Abstract

The University of Florida (UF) recently undertook a monumental task to re-imagine and redesign five undergraduate degree programs in less than seven short months. The Warrington College of Business Administration's degree program developed seven courses for the initial semester. This presentation will outline lessons learned from the redesign of two of these courses. The courses are blended both in terms of student population (with a mix of fully online and on campus students) and approach (blending course delivery elements such as pre-recorded video and live classroom sessions) for enrollment levels of 600-700 students.

In September 2013, UF presented a comprehensive business plan to the Board of Governors in response to the 2013 Florida State Legislature plan, mandating the creation of an online institute (UF Online) that offers four year, fully online baccalaureate degrees matching the quality and standards of on-campus-based degrees. The business plan required that UF would begin offering these degrees by January 2014. The vision and intended scale for UF Online is that by 2023, the university would support more than 24,000 fully online students, in addition to maintaining the current level of enrollment approximately 50,000 on campus students.

To support this growth, while still maintaining UF's standards, UF Online courses are developed using the UF Standards & Markers of Excellence (UFS&ME) checklist as a basis for course design and evaluation. The checklist includes guidelines regarding a number of measures, including interaction and engagement, goals and objectives, assessment and measurement, instructional materials and technology, and accessibility. Each of these categories is composed of a number of standard and exemplary measures.

With this semester's redesign, a number of changes have been made. Assembly exams have been replaced by online exams secured through ProctorU, the course management system has changed from Sakai to Canvas, and Scantron-based assessments have been supplemented by a wider variety of discussions and assignments. This presentation will include assessment of the effectiveness of the redesign as we report data from usability surveys tied to the UFS&ME, compare analytics of student activity levels within the course sites, and examine learning outcomes by considering pre- and post-redesign exam scores.

Participants in this session will walk away with a wealth of information on lessons learned, strategies for blended course design, and suggestions for implementing similar standards for rapidly producing high quality courses for large scale development.