A Blended Ballet
Abstract: Advances in technology can offer new delivery options for traditional, online, or hybrid classroom instruction. Alas, with the wonderful new options comes a decision (or several decisions). This is the joy and challenge of blended instruction. We want to know how to take advantage of the various technologies for the greatest overall benefit of students. Enter the ballet. Participants in this session will see the similarities between blended course design and a ballet performance. The elements of movement, theme, and dance so important to ballet provide fertile ground for a conversation on research-based, blended design and focuses attention on the key elements needed for a successful blend. The audience will be encouraged to contribute their ideas to the discussion and given idea-prompt handouts. The discussion will be focused for novoices hybrid instruction; yet, structured to benefit anyone considering designing or redesigning a blended course. The presenter will share slides; web examples; and a bibliography during the presentation.