Drawing on the inspiration and support of the Aalto Online Learning initiative, the Bachelor’s Program in International Business (BScBA) at the Aalto Mikkeli Campus has conducted research into how it can benefit from blended teaching and learning while retaining its signature “high touch” classroom experience. The unique nature of the Program (3-week modules taught by visiting faculty from around the world) requires an equally unique approach to combine pedagogy and educational technology to achieve the right “blend”. As the educational technology required for blended learning already exists at the Aalto Mikkeli Campus, the key to success is its use by the faculty. Thus, faculty development is central to accomplishing blended learning goals in Mikkeli. This presentation shares and discusses the approach being taken to motivate and support the blended teaching of visiting faculty in Mikkeli, based on the research undertaken with the support of Aalto Online Learning. Participants can expect to learn more about:
- Setting goals and defining outcomes for blended teaching and learning
- Conducting research to understand challenges to faculty adoption of blended teaching methods and educational technology
- Conducting a gap analysis between blended learning goals and desired outcomes
- Delivering the right faculty development blended teaching and learning resources to the right faculty at the right time and place
This workshop is organised together with Professor Dale Fodness from University of Dallas, USA, and Program Director Joan Lofgren from Aalto University, Mikkeli Campus.
Aalto Online Learning provides coffee for the workshop participants.
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Date: 29.11.2019 10:00 – 12:00
Venue: Väre, room F102 (next to the main lobby), Otaniementie 14
Professor Dale Fodness, Ph.D. – University of Dallas
Professor Fodness teaches marketing, sustainability, analytics and innovation courses in the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business at the University of Dallas, where he is an associate professor of marketing. He has been teaching at the Mikkeli campus for over 20 years.