The Blended Course Design Workbook: A Practical Guide

Blend by Design was created by the author of
The Blended Course Design Workbook: A Practical Guide 2nd Edition

available now from Routledge.


Book Description

This user-friendly workbook equips faculty and administrators with best practices, activities, tools, templates, and deadlines to guide them through the process of revising traditional location-based courses into a blended format.

Providing a step-by-step course design system that emphasizes active learning and student engagement, this book walks readers through the development of course goals and learning objectives, assignments, assessments, and student support mechanisms with an eye toward technology integration. New to this edition are the most up-to-date research on blended courses, fresh templates, tips on the latest pedagogical trends related to artificial intelligence, and two additional chapters on facilitation strategies and group work and collaboration. The authors engage in equity-minded approaches to supporting student success throughout and address the needs of specific groups, such as students with disabilities, working students, and students who are parents or caregivers.

Offering detailed instructions for each stage of course design, this book is a must-have for college instructors looking for a blended course design blueprint.

Book and Course Comparison

Blend by Design was created as a supplemental resource for The Blended Course Design Workbook: A Practical Guide. The book can certainly stand alone without the course, and the course is still useful without the book, but they are best when paired together.

Blend by Design builds on the content in The Blended Course Design Workbook. The course includes additional tips and strategies not included in the book based on the author’s travels to and consultation with faculty teaching blended courses at campuses all over the United States.

You can consider Blend by Design your personal training by the author of The Blended Course Design Workbook.

Because of the nature of books versus courses, you might consider The Blended Course Design Workbook to be more comprehensive. It includes literature reviews and additional details about LMS design and technology tool choices that are not included in the course.

When Blend by Design is utilized for campus-wide training, it is recommended that institution-specific LMS and technology tool resources be provided alongside the course.

For more frequently asked questions about Blend by Design, visit the pricing page.