Evaluating and refining your blended course

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Bryan Fletcher: Author

Bryan Fletcher is currently Director for Publishing (E-learning), Implementation and Impact at Epigeum. Bryan has been involved in designing, delivering, implementing and measuring the impact of online and blended learning programmes in the publishing industry since 2000. He has led teams delivering blended learning for both K-12 and higher education globally, and has completed a Master's in Learning Analytics at Teachers College, Columbia University, New York. Currently, he combines work with a part-time PhD looking into self-regulated learning and educational data mining at the Institute of Education in London.

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Professor Mark Brown: Lead advisor

Mark Brown is Director of the National Institute for Digital Learning (NIDL) at Dublin City University (DCU). Before taking up this position and Ireland's first Chair in Digital Learning, Mark was Director of the National Centre for Teaching and Learning at Massey University in New Zealand. Over the last decade, Mark has played key leadership roles in the implementation of several major university-wide blended learning initiatives. Mark serves on several international journal editorial boards and has published extensively in the areas of online, blended and digital learning. He is an executive committee member of the European Distance and e-Learning Network (EDEN), chairs the Teaching and Learning Committee of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU), and is a past President of the New Zealand Association for Open, Flexible and Distance Learning (DEANZ). Before moving to the Republic of Ireland he was also Treasurer of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ascilite). Mark is a recipient of a National Award for Sustained Excellence in Tertiary Teaching and remains a member of the New Zealand Academy of Tertiary Teaching Excellence.

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Dr Amanda Jefferies: Reviewer

Amanda Jefferies is Professor in Technology Enhanced Learning at the University of Hertfordshire, UK, where she leads the Technology Supported Learning Research group. In 2011 she was awarded a UK National Teaching Fellowship, in recognition of her longstanding commitment to promote an excellent student learning environment and her research into using technology to support blended student learning in universities. She has directed, evaluated and disseminated several JISC-supported UK projects (STROLL, EEVS, iTEAM) researching into both the student experience and managing institutional change when technologies are introduced into higher education.

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Course highlights include:

  • Step-by-step advice for planning and implementing your course evaluation
  • The opportunity to reflect on the differences between the evaluation of classroom learning and online learning
  • Guidance on the use of surveys in your evaluation strategy
  • Video interviews with an expert on learning analytics.

The Blended Learning programme has been developed in conjunction with the following institutions:

  • Bournemouth University, UK
  • Federation University Australia, Australia
  • Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • Gulf University for Science and Technology, Kuwait
  • Institute of Technology Sligo, Republic of Ireland
  • Limerick Institute of Technology, Republic of Ireland
  • Mary Immaculate College, Republic of Ireland
  • Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, Norway
  • University of Canberra, Australia
  • University of Limerick, Republic of Ireland
  • University of Newcastle, Australia
  • University of Ottawa, Canada.