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The next offering of BlendKit 2016:  Becoming a Blended Learning Designer begins on February 22, 2016, and lasts five weeks. The open course will be offered at no cost.  Enroll at After enrolling, please email to let us know that you are participating in our cohort.

Blended learning (the strategic combination of face-to-face and online learning experiences) is growing in popularity within higher education and K-12 settings around the world. The goal of the BlendKit: Becoming a Blended Learning Designer is to provide facilitated assistance to faculty members and instructional designers in developing and designing blended courses through (1) a consideration of key issues related to blended learning and (2) practical step-by-step guidance in producing materials for a blended course (e.g., developing design documents, creating content pages, and receiving peer review feedback at one’s own institution).

This five-week course includes:

  • Expert and peer assessment and critique on design work

  • Regular interactions with facilitators and students

  • Blogging/social networking interaction opportunities

  • Weekly webinars with guest presenters

  • Document templates and practical step-by-step “how to” guides

  • Readings from scholarly works pertaining to blended learning


Registered participants may also choose to pursue an official “UCF/EDUCAUSE Certified Blended Learning Designer” credential. Those who choose this more rigorous option will submit the materials they develop as part of the free MOOC for a portfolio review. This portfolio review is available for an $89 fee. Details regarding the portfolio requirements and a link to the payment form can be found within the course.

Those who meet the portfolio review expectations will earn a certificate from EDUCAUSE and the University of Central Florida, along with a digital badge that can be linked to the participant’s EDUCAUSE profile and displayed on professional and social networks.

You can visit Educause for more information about BlendKit2016 at