Workshop: Hybrid Education for Teacher Development

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Scott Dunham
Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College
Toronto, ON, Canada
Abstract: The Teacher Education Program (TEP) at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College underwent a transition from
traditional format to hybrid format for the 2015-16 academic year. This course is a requirement for new teachers at our institution, and focuses on the pedagogical considerations for the adult learner in effectively teaching within the Doctor of Chiropractic program.

The transition from a 54 hour in-class course to a blended course of 18 in-class hours, 18 directed independent learning, and 18 online hours has been met with rave reviews from our students. This workshop will focus on the challenges and opportunities presented with transitioning a course to hybrid format. The strategies implemented for fostering online communication and delivering relevant curriculum to those who will be teaching within a hybrid environment will be explored.

Attendees can expect to gain knowledge in the opportunities and obstacles presented with transitioning a long-standing traditional-format course into hybrid format. Feedback from the course will demonstrate effective practices for more effective use of technology in the education of teachers of adult learners. Those hoping to transition traditionally inperson
courses will also gain invaluable insight into the planning process and roll-out of the hybrid version.


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