Adapted Blended Instruction
With BC's return to socially distanced on-campus instruction for most courses this fall, instructors find themselves facing a significant instructional challenge: designing and implementing courses that maintain the integrity of course learning goals, are accessible to all students, and can shift modalities (from distanced on-campus instruction to remote instruction) quickly if necessary.
The CTE is helping instructors meet this challenge through the lens of Adaptable Blended Instruction (or ABI), which focuses on developing courses that are effective in bridging “distanced” in-person class time with online engagements and are structured to provide meaningful learning opportunities for all students, including those who need to participate remotely for some or all of the semester.
ABI Preparation Programs
Given the large number of instructors needing to prepare on campus fall courses, the CTE will be limited in the amount of one-on-one support we can provide. Instead, we have developed a robust Canvas course to guide you through the basics of Adaptable Blended Instruction along with a workshop meant to complement what’s covered in the ABI course. We have also created an ABI Quick Start Checklist to use as you’re getting started or as a follow-up check to make sure you haven’t missed anything.
To the greatest extent possible, all participants are strongly encouraged to review those materials prior to participating in the session. If you are not yet enrolled in the Canvas course, you can enroll yourself online.
Supplemental Sessions are also being offered to provide more focused opportunities to explore specific pedagogical approaches and educational technologies. Many of these sessions will be relevant to instructors teaching both Adaptable Blended and Adaptable Remote courses.