Teagle Funds NY Six Blended Learning Project
The Teagle Foundation of New York has awarded a $150,000 grant to the New York Six Liberal Arts Consortium for the New York Six Blended Learning Project. This pilot project will engage faculty from the six member campuses in the integration of blended or hybrid learning in new or existing courses, in which face-to-face engagement will be combined with technology-based elements, such as online tutorials or modules, online journals, blogs, webinars, videos, and group chats.
“Our institutions are actively exploring emerging pedagogies such as blended learning to determine the most effective ways to integrate technology into an already strong liberal learning foundation,” said Amy Doonan Cronin, executive director of the New York Six. “The support of the Teagle Foundation will enable faculty to collaborate with colleagues on other member campuses in the development and testing of hybrid courses.”
The blended learning courses will be offered to students during the 2014-15 academic year. The goal of the project is to enhance and improve student learning outcomes while also examining the impact of blended learning on the experience of both students and faculty.