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Evidence-based Practices for Blended Course Design

Friday, February 24, 2017
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. (CST)

by Katie Linder, Oregon State University


Online registration is closed.

Based on principles from The Blended Course Design Workbook: A Practical Guide, participants in this webinar explore best practices for transitioning a course from a traditional, face-to-face environment to one that is blended. Topics include writing course goals and objectives, developing assessments, designing learning activities, and effectively leveraging technology for student success. Advance registration is required.

Dr. Katie Linder is currently the director of the Ecampus Research Unit at Oregon State University and the host of the You’ve Got This” podcast and the “Research in Action” podcast. She also serves as an associate editor for the International Journal for Academic Development. Formerly, she was the director of the Center for Teaching & Scholarly Excellence (CTSE) at Suffolk University in Boston.

Katie Linder
Katie Linder

Katie is an avid writer and researcher with a passion for connecting audiences with the latest research on distance education and student learning. For the past several years, her work has focused on blended course design best practices, institutional supports for accessible online learning, and research literacy for scholarship of teaching and learning practitioners and distance education stakeholders. She speaks on topics such as blended course design, effective collaboration practices, best practices for designing Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) projects, and helping students learn in an age of digital distraction.

Her latest works include The Blended Course Design Workbook: A Practical Guide (Stylus, 2016) and the edited New Directions volume on Hybrid Teaching and Learning (forthcoming from Wiley). Some of her recent articles can be found in Innovative Higher Education, the Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, and Open Learning: The Journal of Open, Distance, and e-Learning.

Katie earned her BA in English Literature from Whitworth University in Spokane, WA, and her MA and PhD in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from The Ohio State University.

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Registration Information

This workshop is open to all NIU faculty, instructors, SPS and Civil Service staff, and graduate teaching assistants.

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, February 22, 2017. Online registration is closed. If you wish to register, please call 815-753-0595.

After you register, if you are unable to attend, please cancel your registration at

Last Updated: 2/24/2017