(207) 621-3408 ucls@maine.edu
May 18, 2017 @ 2:40 pm – 4:00 pm
Katz 5
46 University Dr
Augusta, ME 04330
Daniel Jenkins, Paul Dexter

Course ModalitiesThis session will showcase two faculty members in the Leadership & Organizational Studies program who taught a single course comprised of multiple delivery modalities. Each course included learners who registered for one or more of the following modalities: face-to-face, synchronous online, and asynchronous online. This course delivery model provides a choice to learners, while also building a critical mass of enrollees to successfully offer courses in the scheduled sequence without adding sections or instructors.

During any given class meeting, roughly one-third of students attend the course face-to-face in Lewiston, another third remote into the class via AdobeConnect, while the final third opt to watch a recording of the class meeting and participate only in asynchronous learning activities. Students who enroll for the asynchronous online option can still elect to participate during live class meetings as their schedules allow. Through a combination of the Google Apps suite, Blackboard, VoiceThread, and other media, these faculty created a unique multi-modal learning experience.

The faculty will describe the course design process, followed by a demonstration of a course meeting. Challenges, lessons learned, and opportunities for future applications of the model will be discussed. Come experience a simulated experience and bring your questions!

Dan Jenkins, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Leadership & Organizational Studies program at the University of Southern Maine. Dan received his doctorate in Curriculum & Instruction (Higher Education Administration) as well as an M.A. in Political Science from the University of South Florida, and a B.S. in Communication Studies from The Florida State University. Over the past decade, Dan has taught online, face-to-face, and blended graduate and undergraduate courses in Leadership, Organizational Theory, Technology, Political Science, and Research Methods. Additionally, Dan has published empirical research and facilitated workshops on online and blended learning in leadership education.

Paul Dexter received his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Saint Michael’s College in 1992, and in 1995 earned his Master of Social Work degree from Salem State College. Paul was awarded his Ph.D. in Public Policy from USM’s Muskie School of Public Service in 2015, with his dissertation research on the relationship between student engagement and success among online undergraduates. Paul is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Maine, and is certified as a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Practitioner. He completed a certificate in online teaching from Sloan-C, and is a certified Global Career Development Facilitator. Paul has taught at USM since 2004, often in blended or online formats. He developed and teaches the Using Technology in Adult Learning course for the Master’s in Adult and Higher Education program, and is an instructor in USM’s Leadership and Organizational Studies program, teaching Leading Through Conflict. During his 17 years at USM, Paul has served as a Coordinator of the Student Success Center, the Director of Early Student Success, and as a clinician in University Counseling Services. He is currently the Coordinator of Learning Support at USM’s Learning Commons.