Faculty invited to join new Blended Learning Transformation cohort

May 06, 2021

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State’s Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT) began its Blended Learning Transformation (BlendLT) program in 2016. Since its inception, BlendLT has helped redesign 39 in-person courses to a blended format, and over 1,000 students have benefited.

TLT is now accepting proposals for the 2021 BlendLT cohort. The window for proposals will remain open until May 20. Interested faculty can submit their proposal online. The program is open to all faculty members, including tenure and teaching track faculty members as well as adjunct faculty.  

Participants will have the opportunity to repurpose successful materials created for the remote teaching environment, incorporate best practices in course design, and provide justification for a course mode change to their academic unit.

“Blended courses are designed to utilize the best elements of in-person and online teaching and learning,” said Angie Dick, manager of learning design with TLT. “BlendLT gives Penn State faculty support during and after their course’s transformation to help ensure an optimal experience for everyone.”

Those who are accepted into the BlendLT program will receive support to transform their courses through the formal workshop series, the BlendLT Learning Path, and assistance in evaluating the redesigned course.

BlendLT participants can expect to commit to up to 22 hours of professional development work. The hours will be broken into five synchronous online seminars, and two additional seminars that will last between four to six hours. The longer seminars will take place at University Park or online, depending on COVID-19 restrictions.

Additional details on the program commitment can be found on the proposal form and on the BlendLT webpage.

Last Updated May 25, 2021