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Exploring Flexible Learning (EFL)

Exploring Flexible Learning (EFL) is a two-week hybrid/blended short course that provides faculty an opportunity to experience the hybrid/blended course environment from a student's perspective while working to create their own hybrid/blended or flipped course. Facilitated by UConn’s eCampus staff, the course is offered three times a year in Summer, Fall, and Spring. The course content and activities are designed for faculty who will be planning, developing, and teaching a hybrid/blended course in a subsequent semester.

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Format

Please note this course is offered in a hybrid/blended format. In the 2 week session, participants will engage in 4-6 hours of asynchronous online activity in HuskyCT per week. Additionally, they will attend two required in person sessions. Space in the course is reserved for faculty committed to attending both workshops and completing all online activities.

Dates and Location

Course duration: Wednesday, November 1st to Tuesday, November 14th.

In-person meetings will be held in Laurel Hall 305 on the following dates:
- Friday, November 3rd 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
- Friday, November 10th 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

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Fall 2017 Syllabus

Outcomes

By completing this course, faculty will be able to:

  1. Distinguish between hybrid/blended and flipped course delivery.
  2. Describe the benefits and challenges of flipped and hybrid/blended course delivery.
  3. Use a course design plan to design a hybrid/blended or flipped course with aligned course components.
  4. Build a learning module in HuskyCT from a course design plan.
  5. Identify personnel and resources needed to develop materials for use in a hybrid/blended or flipped courses.

 

Another major goal of this course is for faculty to participate in an online learning community and experience learning as a student would in a hybrid/blended environment.

EFL is a non-credit course. Participants will receive a certificate upon completion of all assignments.

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Fall 2017 Syllabus

Future Offerings

EFL will be offered 3-4 times a year based on demand. Spring 2018 offering TBD.

Questions?

Please contact eCampus

phone: 860-486-1080

e-mail: eCampus@uconn.edu

 

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