Blended teaching offers significant advantages for faculty, students, and institutions for optimizing access, learning, convenience, flexibility, and resources. Blended/hybrid courses are courses where 20% or more of the traditional face-to-face classroom time is replaced by online assignments and activities. Students spend less time in the classroom and more time working and interacting online, providing greater flexibility regarding when and where coursework can be completed.
Feel free to browse the UWM Blended/Hybrid Schedule of Classes.
Instructors can redesign their traditional classes to move substantial course content and student learning activities online, allowing them to reduce the number of face-to-face class meetings. The LTC staff has in-depth experience with the hybrid teaching model and is internationally recognized for its expertise in hybrid courses. We can help instructors in the design and delivery of hybrid courses.
The LTC offers the UWM Faculty Development Program for Blended and Online each year. E-mail us at LTC@uwm.edu, if you would like more information or to sign-up to attend our program.
UWM Faculty Development Team
The UWM Faculty Development Team for blended teaching and learning are a renowned team that have been invited to events across the globe to share their expertise. In 2009 they were invited to present at the 1st eLearning Conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The Conference and Expo is an international event on e-learning and distance learning.
They are the facilitators of the Sloan-C Certificate blended learning track representing a wide range of disciplines including the humanities, fine arts, social and natural sciences. The Sloan-C Certificate provides practical and comprehensive training in all aspects of course redesign via synchronous and asynchronous communications.
The UWM Faculty Development Team has provided consulting services for institutions developing blended/hybrid and online courses. Our services have focused upon 1) working with faculty who are developing Hybrid or online courses, and 2) working with faculty support staff who are designing faculty development programs to assist instructors who will be designing Hybrid or online courses.
Most recently, the LTC has conducted workshops at Northern Illinois University, Simmons College, College Bend Community College, Eastern Arizona University, and Maryville University.
We have also presented our program at various conferences, such as EDUCAUSE Annual conference and the New Media Consortium conference.