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Deep Dive: Faculty Development and Student Support

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Presenter(s)
Kelvin Thompson (University of Central Florida, USA)
Session Information
July 8, 2015 - 2:30pm
Track: 
Faculty Development & Student Support
Institutional Level: 
Multiple
Audience Level: 
All
Location: 
Plaza Ballroom D
Session Duration: 
60 Minutes
Abstract

In this session, Kelvin Thompson will facilitate a case-based discussion focused on faculty development, and ways that institutions and practitioners can work toward consistency, success, and enhanced faculty understanding of the blended modality.

Lead Presenter

Kelvin Thompson serves as an associate director for the University of Central Florida’s (UCF) Center for Distributed Learning (http://cdl.ucf.edu) with a faculty appointment as a graduate faculty scholar in UCF’s College of Education & Human Performance, and he has collaborated on the design of hundreds of online and blended courses over the past sixteen years. Dr. Thompson oversees CDL’s strategic initiatives, including accessibility activities, and he developed the BlendKit Course open courseware (http://bit.ly/blendkit) as part of UCF’s Blended Learning Toolkit. His personal research interests center around how interaction affects learner engagement, and information on his Online Course Criticism qualitative evaluation model for facilitating the scholarship of teaching and learning in online and blended environments is available online (http://onlinecoursecriticism.com). Kelvin holds an EdD in curriculum and instruction and an MA in instructional systems technology from UCF and a Bachelor of Music Education degree from The Florida State University.