Encore and Live Q&A: Creating Agile Courses for an Uncertain Year

April 25, 2023 | 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm Eastern


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Prepare faculty to design online, face-to-face, and hybrid courses that are adaptable to any scenario. 


To continue to meet student needs and plan for shifts in an uncertain year, many institutions are planning courses that are adaptable to online, hybrid, and face-to-face learning environments. Dr. Elizabeth Barrie from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, has led an effort to pivot existing courses using Kaufman’s notion of agile learning, most recently introducing 38 new agile courses. The agile model enables faculty to proactively design courses that are adaptable to any scenario.

This model allows students to choose their own course path by using the combination of formats that works best for their lives, whether they are working full time, parenting, or pursuing double and triple majors. The framework gives students more control of their educational pace and experience while also allowing institutions to offer quality instruction and readiness for the unforeseen pivots like those we have experienced during the past few years.

Join us for a practical and interactive virtual workshop with a question-and-answer period to learn how to prepare faculty to offer every course in face-to-face, hybrid, and online formats. In the re-airing of the workshop, you will:

  • Learn the benefits of agile courses for the student, faculty, and institution
  • Identify ideal courses for agile development by using a simple rubric
  • Distinguish between HyFlex and agile course design
  • Learn strategies and tips to develop and implement agile courses
  • Receive detailed resources to help you prepare and support faculty

After the re-airing of the training, you will have time to brainstorm with Dr. Barrie about new challenges and what has changed since December of 2020.


Who Should Attend

Leaders involved in centers for teaching and learning, faculty affairs, and academic planning will learn an approach to course design that maximizes flexibility for students and the institution.

Recording available 10 business days after the live training.

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What you will get:

  • A dynamic, interactive, and high-touch virtual learning experience designed to engage and set you up for growth
  • Seamless online face-time, networking, group work, and Q&A opportunities from the comfort of your own workspace
  • Practical takeaways and hands-on knowledge
  • Guidance from vetted subject matter experts
  • Unlimited access to all recorded online sessions


April 25, 2023

12:00 - 2:30 p.m. ET: Re-airing and Live Q&A

12:00 – 1:30 p.m. ET | Watch a Re-airing of the Training
  • Part 1 – Understanding the Agile Model
    • Learn the key benefits of agile courses for the student, faculty, and institution
    • Define and demystify trending course models: HyFlex vs. agile
    • Use a simple rubric, assess a real course, and determine if the agile model is a fit
  • Part 2 – Implementing the Agile Model: Planning and Supporting Faculty
    • Learn how to build an instructor manual to prepare faculty for each step
    • Explore the step-by-step conversion process from in-person to online
    • Learn how to meaningfully repurpose the online materials you have created



1:30 – 2:30 p.m. ET | Engage in a Live Q&A with Dr. Elizabeth Barrie

Please join us after the recorded training for a live discussion session with the presenter, Elizabeth Barrie. You'll have the chance to dive more deeply into the points raised during the presentation and ask questions of our presenter and your peers.

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Elizabeth R. Barrie, Ph.D.

Associate Vice Provost for Online Strategies, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

At the University of Nevada, Beth supports a talented staff of instructional designers, technologists, artists, and computer programmers as they provide professional development and creative services to faculty. She collaborates with academic and administrative units throughout the university to develop a shared understanding of the needs of online students and to build a robust online learning ecosystem.

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