Blended Online Learning offerings are courses in which 30 - 50% of the content and instruction is delivered online. Such courses also meet face-to-face, as traditional courses do, yet students and faculty members are required to spend less “seat time” in the studio or classroom. In developing such courses, Otis has responded to and engaged numerous faculty members who have expressed keen interest in online pedagogy orientation, training, and course preparation through a curricular innovation grant program.
To Date @ Otis
- 56 faculty have completed the Bricks & Clicks Course
- 83 eLearning courses have been offered (Blended + Online)
Blended and Online courses are offered in support of student success in that they afford students and faculty members more flexible schedules, students can repeat or review online portions of courses from home between in-class meetings, and students can work on those portions of courses when they are most motivated to engage them.
Otis faculty discuss blended courses.
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Faculty Teaching Blended/Online Classes:
Adam Overton; Heather Joseph-Witham; Karri Paul; Jean-Marie Venturini; Maggie Light; Marsha Hopkins; Michael Albright; Parme Giuntini; Siel Ju; Crossman Wilkins; Yael Samuel; Candace Lavin; Patty Kovic; Sung Ju Ahn; Chris Wilder; Kristiana Willsey; Mikhail Morozov; Tiffany Graham; Jessica Ngo
Thoughts from Past Bricks + Clicks Participants
"Blended learning provides more flexibility for students and myself, increases options for different types of learners to thrive, entices visual and interactive learners, promotes community though online interactions, and incorporates learning opportunities found outside the classroom . . ." - Elektra Grant
"I found the structure of learning about blended learning in a blended class most valuable . . . I am excited by this direction in education so I was glad to learn how it works." - Nancy Haselbacher
"I think that any direct experience of learning makes me a more effective educator . . . I'm amazed at how thorough and clear the presentation of the material has been in this course . . . At its best, I’ve discovered that blended learning is a way to reach more students, including those with varying learning styles, and those who don’t excel in the traditional classroom." - Siri Kaur
"This course has introduced me to the world of blended/on-line instruction and various approaches. Every activity was effective and I learned from each of them." - Piuola Khodadai
How can Blended and Online Learning best serve Studio courses?
Vice Provost, 27-year veteran studio Professor, and Bricks & Clicks alum Randy Lavender discusses this frequently asked question:
Faculty Apply for a Grant:
If you wish to consider planning a blended course, for a limited time, there are faculty curricular innovation grants to help you prepare including participating in the online pedgagogy seminar course Bricks & Clicks.