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Blended and Online Course Design

Swapna Kumar
Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 12:45 pm – 1:15 pm

Invitation to all CEU Faculty:

Blended  and online course design

Please join us for a lunch-time discussion at the Center for Teaching and Learning with

Clinical Associate Professor
University of Florida, USA

Sandwich lunch will be served. RSVPs appreciated: 

This is an introductory session to specific approaches to the design of blended and online courses. We will focus on how to overcome the transactional distance when blending in-person and online teaching. We will discuss the different types of interactions that can be included to engage students, and discuss the challenges associated with teaching and learning in such courses.

Dr. Swapna Kumar is a Clinical Associate Professor and directs the professional doctorate in Educational Technology at the School of Teaching and Learning, University of Florida, USA. She studies the design, implementation, and impact of online and blended learning in higher education. Her recent research is focused on online mentoring in graduate education and quality assurance in online programs.

Selected publications: 
Kumar, S. & Dawson, K. (2018). An Online Doctorate for Researching Professionals: Program Design, Implementation and Evaluation. Athabasca University Press.
Kumar, S. & Coe, C. (2017). Online mentoring and student support in online doctoral programs. American Journal of Distance Education,  31(2),128-142.
Jahnke, I., Bergström, P., Märell-Olsson, E., Häll, L., & Kumar, S. (2017). Digital Didactical Designs as research framework: iPad integration in Nordic schools.. Computers and Education, 113. 1-15.
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