Faculty as Student: Perceptions on the blended/hybrid experience as a teacher

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Fri, 8 Jun 2018
8:00am to 9:30am
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hat happens when faculty become the student in a blended/hybrid experience? Faculty experiencing a blended/hybrid course while developing a blended/hybrid course recounts to Knowles’ 2nd principle of andragogy, experience. In a review of the literature, there is a demonstrated need for faculty perceptions as students in their professional development and how this experience affects their practice. This project addresses the experience as the teacher for faculty, and the attitudes of faculty towards their development of blended/hybrid courses because of this experience. Study of faculty attitudes and their development of blended/hybrid courses based on the experience should inform professional development.

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