Blended Course Design Principles

Last updated November 19, 2014

Course Length

1h 32m

Last Updated

November 19, 2014

Blended Course Design Principles

Last updated November 19, 2014

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Instructional designers and course developers are facing new design challenges amid increased demand for high-quality blended courses and programs. When executed properly, blended courses provide a high level of engagement from learners and establish measurable learning outcomes with the means for achieving them. How are you ensuring that the blended courses you are designing combine the best components of both online and face-to-face classes?

Join us online as we discuss blended course design principles and how they align with instructional strategies. You will learn how to:

  • Use instructional design strategies for online courses
  • Organize content into instructional modules
  • Align course objectives, activities, and assessments

Who should attend?

While incorporating both online and face-to-face interactions, blended courses differ from classroom and online courses. Even when a blended program is based upon an existing course, it is uniquely different and requires a unique design. Instructional designers, faculty, and faculty developers who are at the beginning or intermediate stages of blended course development will benefit from this program. You will leave with key steps to using sound instructional design strategies to design, organize, and assess your courses.


  • Using principles of successful blended course redesign
    • Designing for adult learners
    • Best practices in action
  • Mapping your course
    • Backwards design
    • Four basic redesign steps
    • Objectives are the drivers
    • ATA alignments
  • Designing blended course modules
    • Conversion strategies
    • Objectives and learning taxonomies
    • Addressing the challenges
  • Using course review rubrics to assess design quality
    • Alignment
    • Interactivity
    • Instructional support strategies