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Certificate Program in Hybrid Teaching and Learning

 

 

The Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning at Rhode Island College offers a Certificate in Hybrid Teaching and Learning (CHTL).  The CHTL is intended to provide higher-education and K-12 faculty with the skills required to meet the burgeoning needs of converting face-to-face pedagogy and skills to a hybrid learning environment.  In the hybrid learning environment, some course content and class interaction is completed online using a Learning Management System (LMS) or equivalent along with a variety of other software applications.

According to a recent Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) report, RI Virtual Learning, published in January 2014, "New Hybrid and blended learning models are emerging daily as teachers work to customize learning for their students." The RIDE report defines,

Hybrid learning, often referred to as blended learning, is any time a student learns at least in part at a supervised brick-and-mortar location away from home and at least in part through online delivery with some element of student control over time, place, path, and/or pace. The difference from supplemental online content is that in a blended learning situation the online content is an integrated component of instruction. (4)

Two courses are required to complete the Certificate program.  Each course will be taken and completed in a hybrid teaching and learning format over a summer and fall term.  The "Foundations in Hybrid Teaching and Learning" course will be offered in the summer, and the "Practicum in Hybrid Teaching and Learning" will run during the fall semester.  At the conclusion of the "Foundations in Hybrid Teaching and Learning" course, participants will have designed a hybrid course that they will then teach in the "Practicum in Hybrid Teaching and Learning" in the fall.

A minimum of a bachelor’s degree is required. This certificate program is open to current teachers, new teachers who are about to enter the field, and to faculty members who teach (or want to teach) a hybrid course in any content area, from grades K-12 through higher education.  Participants must have access to a Learning Management System or equivalent substitute at their teaching institution. 

CHTL participants earn 8.4 continuing education credits total.

Registration deadline: June 12, 2015

 

Cont 335: Foundations in Hybrid Teaching and Learning = 60 hours class time = 6 CEU credits. 

Summer term

July 7-9: 9:00am-1:00pm, face-to-face

July 13: 9:00am-1:00pm, face-to-face

July 14-17: online (about 14 hours of asynchronous class work)

July 20: 9:00am-1:00pm, face-to-face

July 21-24: online (about 14 hours of asynchronous class work)

July 27-29: 9:00am-1:00pm, face-to-face

Register for Foundations in Hybrid Teaching and Learning
PLEASE DO NOT COMPLETE THE PAYMENT INFORMATION – you will be billed by the College’s bursar.

Semester

Summer 2015

Title

Foundations in Hybrid Teaching and Learning

Discipline

Education

Course #

335C

Course Sponsor

FCTL

Sec

80

Call #

30454

Course Fee

$588

 

Cont 380: Practicum in Hybrid Teaching and Learning = 24 hours = CEU 2.4 credits. 

Fall term:

  • Three face-to-face meetings with colleagues and instructors (2 hours each): Dates TBD.  6 hours total.
  • Participants will work in pairs in the fall semester.             
  • Participants will meet with instructors for one-on-one consultations; instructors will visit participant's classroom once in the fall term. 4 hours.
  • Participants will engage in asynchronous discussion with colleagues. 4 hours.
  • Participants will complete and turn in a Philosophy of Hybrid Teaching and Learning statement.

Register for Practicum in Hybrid Teaching and Learning
PLEASE DO NOT COMPLETE THE PAYMENT INFORMATION – you will be billed by the College’s bursar.

Semester

Fall 2015

Title

Practicum in Hybrid Teaching and Learning

Discipline

Education

Course #

380C

Course sponsor

FCTL

Sec

80

Call #

12046

Course fee

$252

 

To be successful in this course, students must have a laptop or other portable computer/device with the following:

Hardware

  • Internal or external microphone
  • Digital camera or camcorder to take still pictures as well as record movies (optional)
  • Webcam

Software

  • Audacity audio recording software (free and available for both Mac and PC at http://audacity.sourceforge.net/) or other audio recording software.
  • Movie creating and editing software like iMovie or Windows Live Movie Maker;
  • Word processing software;
  • The ability to create PDF files, either by “printing” or saving.
  • Presentation software, like PowerPoint, that allows for audio narration.
  • Web browser.
  • Jing (free and available for both Mac and PC at Outside Linkhttp://www.techsmith.com/download/jing/default.asp) or other screen-capture narration software.

Internet Connectivity

  • DSL line or cable modem.  Dial-up will not work for this class.

Instructional (or learning) management system (IMS or LMS) or equivalent

  • Access to your district’s or school’s IMS/LMS or equivalent.  If you do not have a learning management system in your school or district, we will showcase free alternative solutions. 
  • The ability to add, edit and manipulate content in the online environment in your school’s IMS/LMS or your alternative solution.

 

Certificate for Hybrid Teaching and Learning Faculty:

Bonnie L. MacDonald, Ph.D.
Director, Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning
Associate Professor of Communication and Film Studies
(401) 456-9656
bmacdonald@ric.edu

Marie F. Beardwood, M.A.
Academic Technologist, Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning
Rhode Island College
401-456-9983
mbeardwood@ric.edu

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