Higher Ed Online & Blended Learning

Online and blended learning continues to transform higher education. A recent survey indicated that over 5M students in the US are taking one or more online courses.

As more providers enter the marketplace, differentiation becomes more critical than ever.  A reputation for providing high-quality, educationally-sound online learning experiences for students is among the most important factors in establishing a strong brand and reputation online.

I have helped develop online programs for Columbia University, Cornell, Carnegie Mellon, and Northwestern University. I have also served on the Editorial Board of Distance Education: An International Journal since 1998, recently guest editing a special issue on MOOCs.

My expertise is in creating online and blended curricula that students find engaging and relevant while providing a rigorous learning experience. I have also developed a unique design approach that provides the flexibility to offer the program either online or onsite using the same materials.

I can help advise your online or distance learning development team create compelling online and blended courses or design complete online master’s degree programs. Given the realities of higher education budgets, I can show you how to stretch your course development budget while maintaining quality.

Questions to ask yourself about your higher education online and blended programs:

  • Curriculum planning and design. Are you applying the latest research in adult learning to your online offerings?
  • Process and staffing. Not sure how best to organize and staff your online efforts?
  • Technology platforms. How do you build your content to take advantage of your LMS, but not get locked into it?