Online Professional Development on Hybrid Learning

NOVA offers basic online training programs for faculty through the Extended Learning Institute (now called NOVA Online) to prepare faculty for teaching hybrid courses. The training program has an instructional technology component to help faculty select and apply technology tools in planning and developing hybrid courses, and the online workshop primarily focuses on the design and pedagogical components of hybrid learning.

In order to extend college-wide continued support for NOVA faculty who teach hybrid courses after completing the basic training program, a faculty online professional development program on hybrid learning will be offered on March 28 and 29. Presentation topics were selected based on a needs assessment survey for faculty who completed the hybrid training program in the past three years. From research to practice, you will have an opportunity to learn from guest speakers from NOVA and universities across the nation. This guest speaker event is to help address challenges and promote effective practices in hybrid courses to support student success at NOVA through peer learning and a community of practice among faculty. The presentation titles and schedule are listed below:

  • Flipping a Course to Engage Students in Hybrid Learning
    by Dr. Paula Rodgers from NOVA Loudoun Campus, Thursday, March 28, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • From Sage on the Stage to Guide on the Side: Developing a Successful Hybrid Learning Experience for Students
    by Jenny Lopez from NOVA Woodbridge Campus, Thursday, March 28, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Why Is Blended Best? Institutional Perspective and Data on Affordances of Hybrid Course Implementations
    by Dr. Kelvin Thompson from the University of Central Florida, Thursday, March 28, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Addressing the Challenges of Hybrid Course Design
    by Linda Summers from Illinois State University, Thursday, March 28, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • From Ordinary to Extraordinary: Blending Strategies That Integrate Learning Environments for Meaningful Learning
    by Dr. Dawn Hathaway from George Mason University, Friday, March 29, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

This program is funded by a grant from the NVCC Educational Foundation. Registration is not required, and web conference access information will be shared with the college community in the week of the event. If you have questions about this program, contact Dr. Hong Wang at

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