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Innovative Faculty + Innovative Support = 21st Century Student Success

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One in every four students in the US were taking at least one course online during the 2013 fall semester. So-called Millennials are increasingly clamoring for flipped and hybrid classroom environments, which have been proven to be effective if done properly. But how, then, does the university rise to meet the challenges and expectations of the current students, but doing so while maintaining quality and sustainability? This post explores some of the challenges and opportunities of developing online and hybrid courses, using as context the collaborations between CELT, the e-Learning Innovation Initiative, and the Analytics and Technology office here at the University of Kentucky.

Innovation + Design Lab 2016

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Last spring, instructors from across campus met with the Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT) to begin course prep work at the third annual Innovation + Design Lab (I+D Lab). As part of the eLearning Innovation Initiative (eLII), the I+D Lab is a three-day intensive instructional design workshop for UK faculty members to develop tech-enhanced face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses.