Title

From Students to Specialists: Navigating Blended Learning as a Post-Baccalaureate

Submission Type

Panel Discussion

Abstract

From projects on digitally mapping the networks of physical, archival material to drilling students on music notation using interactive software; developing a Blended Learning course requires the collaboration of contributors with a variety of skill sets and perspectives. Post-Baccalaureate Instructional Technology Specialists are recent graduates and technology enthusiasts who offer a unique vantage point from which to support faculty in developing their Blended courses and, by the same token, face unique challenges.

In this panel discussion, six such specialists will explain their roles, share their experiences, and discuss what they have learned during their time as Postbacs, respectively. After more thoroughly defining our particular positions, we will describe our experiences as liaisons working with faculty and staff to develop Blended courses. First, we will talk about the different challenges we’ve been confronted with. Then we will suggest some ways fellow Postbacs and supervisors may address these challenges. Next, we will reflect on what we have learned from working in a professional academic setting and how it has impacted our career goals. To conclude, we will hold a conversational Question and Answer session for the audience.

Session

Panel

Location

Thomas 110

Start Date

5-17-2017 4:20 PM

End Date

5-17-2017 5:40 PM

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May 17th, 4:20 PM May 17th, 5:40 PM

From Students to Specialists: Navigating Blended Learning as a Post-Baccalaureate

Thomas 110

From projects on digitally mapping the networks of physical, archival material to drilling students on music notation using interactive software; developing a Blended Learning course requires the collaboration of contributors with a variety of skill sets and perspectives. Post-Baccalaureate Instructional Technology Specialists are recent graduates and technology enthusiasts who offer a unique vantage point from which to support faculty in developing their Blended courses and, by the same token, face unique challenges.

In this panel discussion, six such specialists will explain their roles, share their experiences, and discuss what they have learned during their time as Postbacs, respectively. After more thoroughly defining our particular positions, we will describe our experiences as liaisons working with faculty and staff to develop Blended courses. First, we will talk about the different challenges we’ve been confronted with. Then we will suggest some ways fellow Postbacs and supervisors may address these challenges. Next, we will reflect on what we have learned from working in a professional academic setting and how it has impacted our career goals. To conclude, we will hold a conversational Question and Answer session for the audience.