Hi Aline and Colleagues

Just to echo Sabine - Aline and others - thanks for this very useful and timely!

Best Wishes From Glasgow

On Tue, Dec 19, 2017 at 11:32 PM, Aline Germain-Rutherford <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Hello Margaret

At the University of Ottawa we started in 2013 a University wide initiative to develop Blended learning courses and to train faculty to design  and develop blended learning courses, with the goal of having 20% of all our courses (which means approximately 1000 courses) in a blended learning mode by 2020. You can read a preliminary report on this initiative on this website, as well as several resources that we have developed on the same website (menu on the left under Blended learning). Check also, in that menu, the Blended Tool box. 

Of particular note, in the Blended Tool box (left menu)  the Blended-course-design, a tool we developed to help the faculty on each step of a blended course development (click on each bubble to discover tools), 

and the Blended Learning Course Quality Rubric, a rubric we have developed to guide faculty at every stage of the course development  

I hope this helps. 



Aline Germain-Rutherford, Ph.D.
National 3M Teaching Fellow
Vice-rectrice associée | Associate Vice-President
Service d'appui à l'enseignement et à l'apprentissage (SAEA) | Teaching and Learning Support Service (TLSS)
Université d'Ottawa | University of Ottawa
613-562-5800 (2495)

From: "Online forum for SEDA, the Staff & Educational Development Association" on behalf of MACDOUGALL Margaret
Reply-To: MACDOUGALL Margaret
Date: Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 4:17 PM
To: "[log in to unmask]"
Subject: Blended learning in presentation of Online Distance Learning courses to undergraduates



I would be interested to hear from individuals who have introduced online distance learning (ODL) courses into undergraduate programmes and opted to combine this approach to teaching with face-to-face sessions to support a blended learning approach.  Do you have any views on the shortcomings of purely ODL courses in the above context and have you any suggestions as to how to build a good blended learning model in the above sense?


Thanks in advance for sharing your experiences.


Best wishes



Dr Margaret MacDougall
Medical Statistician and Researcher in Education
(Senior Lecturer)
Centre for Population Health Sciences

College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Teviot Place
Edinburgh EH8 9AG

Tel:  +44 (0) 131 650 3211
Fax:  +44 (0) 131 650 6909
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John Casey

Senior e-Learning Technologist

Libraries & Learning Technology

City of Glasgow College

City Campus

190 Cathedral Street

Glasgow G4 0RF